Renault EV Sales Nearly Double This Summer – August Results

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Renault electric car sales – August 2017

After an all-time record was set in June, Renault didn’t rest on its laurels, and nearly doubled its EV sales over the Summer, which is typically one of the slowest plug-in sales periods of the year for Europe.

Renault ZOE

In July, Renault’s total electric vehicle deliveries amounted to 2,564 (up 74%), while in August 2,552 were noted (up 108%).

The French company’s EV sales are driven of course by the new/longer range ZOE, which noted 4,466 sales out of Renault’s overall total of 5,116 plug-in deliveries this Summer.

In August, and after the first eight months of the year, EVs account for 1.4% of total company sales.

So far this year, Renault has sold more than 24,000 electric vehicles, which is 44% more than year ago, and in September the French company will exceed its entire 2016 sales season (26,153).

*Renault Twizy is excluded from the stats.

Renault ZOE sales – August 2017

Renault electric car sales – August 2017

Renault electric car sales – August 2017

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10 responses to "Renault EV Sales Nearly Double This Summer – August Results"

  1. Cavaron says:

    It seems that the 150+ miles of range from the 41 kWh battery are a sweet spot.

    1. Mikael says:

      Sweet spot is not the right word… But increased range and lower prices leads to increasing demand.

      We are still very far from the “sweet spot”.

      1. Seuthès says:

        It could be better if the Zoé 40 has a CCS charging possibility.
        In her category the Zoé doesn’t have a competitor actually. So it could change in 2 or 3 years, if VW decide to make a Seat and a Skoda with ~50kWh in 2019-2020.

        1. Mr. M says:

          It could be far better if the Zoe had a reasonable price. It costs twice as much (battery included) as its silbling the Clio and costs nearly as much as the Leaf…

          1. john Doe says:

            In Norway (due to high taxes on ICE cars) it cost 10-12% more then the entry level Clio.

            Given high wages (expensive maintenance), and high fuel cost (about $2 a liter). . . that 10-12% is almost insignificant.
            With free road tolls, free parking and so on.. EVs are cheaper to run.

            But it is not all good, with taxes like this.
            Cars are in use for many many years. Only Albania used to have older cars then Norway.
            That may have changed due to EVs, when people could afford a new car (with low running costs), insted of buying an old unsafe car.

            Still, there are many old unsafe cars on the road, since there is no EV to take it’s place.

            How would you like to pay almost $100 000 for an entry level VW Caravell/Eurovan?
            That is the normal price in Norway.

            A van from Mercedes cost more of course.
            So the result is that families with kids drive around in these old cars, since they need more seats then a regular car has – and they can not afford a new one.
            I used to drive around in a van like this with my familiy. Rusty, unsafe, no airbags, no ABS, no ESP, no AC, no nothing. Just 4 wheels, a steering wheel and a bunch of cheap seats. Only fiberglass and bondo kept it in one piece. It was over 20 years old. A lot of families drove around in these.

            If I had the money to do so, I would have put it through a crash test, so the government could see how unsafe a rusty old car is.

            I’m not sure if there will be an EV in this class even in the next 5 years..
            The “van” VW have shown is just a box shaped car – and not a proper van with room for more passengers and their luggage.
            The larger EV vans have like 80km range or so.. that is of no use for a familiy.
            Unless I buy one, and mount a large Honda gas generator on it.. just to buy the car with no taxes…
            There are no real larger EV van made for passengers either.. e-NV200 is a bit too small.

            With normal car prices, there would be few EVs in Norway.
            I could buy two e-NV200 for less then an ICE passenger van. . so that is an option. A stupid one, but an option. If you can afford it.

            Not that I want to use that amount of money on a car though.
            So we’ll end up with one huge ICE van and a smaller EV. I might even trade in my passenger van for a minibus.

      2. Samwise says:

        Outside the US in any country with decent high speed transit 150 miles really is the sweet spot.
        At that range most consumers in these countries will opt for cheaper rather than further when given the option.
        For almost any urban area this is sufficient range for any concievable days driving, meaning for any family with more than one car it is absolutely perfect.
        In any country where rail or other means are the go to method for intercity travel (i.e. Japan) once again it’s pretty much perfect.
        This scenario will be with us for several years at least, basically batteries have to drop to the point where they are no longer the most expensive component before this dynamic will change significantly.

  2. ZOE-Driver says:

    Should have 100.000 ZOEs at some time. Maybe this year ?

  3. Don Zenga says:

    Launched in 2013-01, Zoe has already clocked 80,000 in sales. It crossed the 50,000 mark in 2016-06 and in the next 14 months, it has added another 30,000 to its sales, thanks to the 40 KWh battery which boosted the range.

    Hope the Leaf will see the same boost with the newer model which also has 40 KWh battery.

    If Renault/Nissan can add Level 3 chargers every 100 km in US & EU, then the sales will be in a much higher trajectory.

  4. Benz says:

    Renault should start production of the Renault Zoe in China.

    Just like VW is going to produce the VW E-Golf in China.

  5. Fredrik Svensson says:

    If you order one you have to wait 5 months to get it! Seems to me that demand is higher than supply @

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