Renault Crosses 85,000 All-Electric ZOE Sales, Dominates Europe
After the first nine months of 2017, Renault has already sold more EVs (over 26,800) than in any previous year, and will easily cross the 30,000 mark before this year expires.
Sales of Renault EVs in September increased by 23% year-over-year to 2,758.
Of those, the Renault ZOE exceeded 2,350 sales, which is around 1.2% of total Renault passenger car sales worldwide (the ZOE is available only in Europe).
The second best selling electric model for Renault is the Kangoo Z.E. (>400 in September and >2,600 in nine months).
When we check the cumulative ZOE sales, we find that Renault has now delivered more than 85,000 cars since late 2012, including a record 24,000 so far this year.
As a result, the ZOE will be the best selling electric car in Europe for another year.
How can we be so sure the ZOE will wear the sales crown? Well, it has an almost 10,000 unit lead over the second place offering Nissan LEAF (of which is practically out of stock waiting on the newly upgraded model to arrive in January)…so the 2017 title is ‘in the bag’.
The Renault ZOE will likely face its first real challenge to the “European sales throne” from its Alliance-counterpart LEAF in 2018; while a three-way competition will be in full effect for 2019, as the Tesla Model 3 will be available for the full year.