Renault # 1 In All-Electric Car Sales For Europe In 2015
Renault is now the European leader in all-electric car sales.
In 2015, the French company scored the most BEV sales:
- as a brand (Renault)
- in model rank (ZOE)
- in the light commercial vehicles category (Kangoo Z.E.)
97,687 all-electric cars were registered in 2015 in Europe (47.8% up year-over-year), which is 0.61% of all registrations (compared to 0.45% in 2014).
Renault noted 23,086 electric car registrations in Europe (around 97% of all its BEV sales – see report on Renault sales), which translates to the largest market share at 23.6% excluding Twizy (25.2% including Twizy).
About one out of every five all-electric cars sold in Europe had a Renault badge.
Renault ZOE found ground behind this success thanks to 18,453 new registrations in 2015 (Europe) – with market share among BEVs at 19.2% (compared to 17.0% in 2014).
2015 is also the first year when the Nissan LEAF was dethroned by another all-electric model.
“It performed particularly well in France, where it recorded a 48.1% market share (versus 41.2% in 2014) and 10 670 units sold, thanks to the “superbonus” incentive set up by the French government in April 2015. More than half of ZOE sales in France benefitted from that incentive.”
Also, Renault Kangoo Z.E. has something to brag about as 4,325 were sold in 2015 – taking 42.6% of its LCV category (all-electric).
Renault doesn’t stop there and notes the highest sales result of any automaker during the period of 2010-2015:
“Renault has sold the most EVs between 2010 -the year the first EV was launched in Europe, and 2015, with a record of 62,228 units sold. Since its launch, 16,331 units of Renault Twizy were sold.”