While the European automotive market is barely on track for gradual recovery after the coronavirus lockdown, the all-electric Renault ZOE is selling like never before.

The number of new registrations in June increased by 107% year-over-year to 10,944.

Renault just boasted that June 2020 was a record-breaking month for the ZOE in terms of new orders - more than 11,000 orders were placed - 11,158 to be precise.

In France, ZOE orders tripled in June (year-over-year) to a new record of 7,050, while in Germany it was 1,990 (up 117% year-over-year)!


We assume that the high demand is caused by revamped EV incentives in many European countries, especially France and Germany.

If the demand continues, the Renault ZOE may be a decent contender with the Tesla Model 3 in Europe this year, especially since it was slightly ahead after May.

Gallery: Renault ZOE (2020)

The refreshed ZOE with its 52 kWh battery and a range of up to 390 km (242 miles) WLTP is one of the top models to consider when looking for a practical, subcompact car for city driving.

Renault ZOE R135 specs (see full description here):

  • up to 390 km (242 miles) of WLTP range
  • 52 kWh lithium-ion battery (air-cooled)
  • Battery pack: 400 V nominal, 192 cells, 10 modules, 326 kg of weight, 160 Wh/kg
  •  to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 9.5 seconds
  • 80-120 km/h (50 to 75 mph) in 7.1 seconds
  • top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph)
  • R135 electric motor: 100 kW of peak power and 245 Nm of peak torque
  • R110 electric motor (option): 80 kW of peak power and 225 Nm of peak torque
  • DC fast charging using CCS Combo 2, up to 50 kW
  • AC charging of up to 22 kW (3-phase)

Gallery: Renault Zoe studio

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