Renault Electric Car Sales Increase Slightly Over Past Two Months

SEP 21 2018 BY MARK KANE 6

The European plug-in market is booming, but Renault improves only slightly

Renault sold this summer more all-electric cars than a year ago, but not much. In July some 2,765 were delivered (up 8%), while in August 2,924 (up 16%). Not that much for the European EV champion in times of rapid growth of overall sales.

The main reason seems to be the lack of growth from ZOE, as the Kangoo Z.E. with 33 kWh battery enjoys domination in its part of the market.

After the first eight months of this year, sales of three BEVs (excluding Twizy) are:

That brings us to total of 27,143 (up just 13%) and over 97% of those were sold in Europe.

Separately, in South Korea, Renault – through Renault Samsung Motors – is also selling all-electric cars, the SM3 Z.E. This year, 759 SM3 Z.E. were sold, which is 22% less than a year ago.

Renault electric car sales – August 2018

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The cumulative total sales of the Renault Zoe in Europe should be more than 110,000 by now.

Does InsideEV’s staff have a more accurate number?

108.000 cars until july. So 110-112.000 is very accurate today.

The EVs sales grow, but there are more competence too.

In the case of the Zoe, additionally there is the new 110HP version around the corner (vs 90HP as of now). I think the sales have already begun or are about to, but if I’m not mistaken there have been no deliveries yet. The price difference is only about 300€ (350$ ?). I would definitely wait for the new one. That might also be a reason for sales to stale a bit in the last months.

Last year Renault couldn’t produce enough motors. The production was increased since. Also apparently LG Chem couldn’t deliver enough batteries. I don’t know if the situation evolved since.

In any case it’s surprising that the sales of the Zoe are not better than last year, despite the increased motor production, the more powerful one and the end of the mandatory battery location in France (it’s biggest market by far).

But what about the Twizy?