Renault Failed To Increase EV Sales In June, But First Half Was Positive

JUL 25 2018 BY MARK KANE 7

In June, sales of Renault’s electric cars decreased a little bit year-over-year, but overall the first half of the year brings small progress.

In total, Renault delivered 4,413 electric cars (without  Twizy), which is 3% less than in June 2017 (which was once a record). ZOE was several hundred units down, but the Kangoo Z.E. increased significantly and the new Master Z.E. recently joined the lineup (so far it has 7 sales YTD).

  • Renault ZOE3,572 (down 16%)
  • Renault Kangoo Z.E. – 828 (up 218%)
  • Renault Master Z.E. – 1 (new)

Renault electric car sales – June 2018

So far this year, Renault delivered 21,446 electric cars (without Twizy) – 13% more than a year ago. That’s nearly 2.7% of total sales of the brand in the first six months.

Separately, in South Korea, Renault – through Renault Samsung Motors – is also selling all-electric cars, the SM3 Z.E. This year, 630 SM3 Z.E. were sold, which is 56% more than a year ago.

Renault electric car sales – June 2018

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export to USA please!

Please don’t. I doubt they would sell. It would go over as well as Smart or Fiat 500.

Aside from the different crash regulations, the Zoe in particular would be a whole lot less attractive in North America. It doesn’t use DC charging at all, but can charge at 43kW on 3-phase AC instead. Since multi-phase charging isn’t a thing in North America, the Zoe would be left without any kind of fast charging capability at all. That would suck.

On the other hand, maybe wide availability of multi-phase-charging-capable vehicles will push North America to adopt the type 2 plug at some point! Fingers crossed…

There are rumors that the new Zoe in 2019 will support DC fast charging via CCS.

I don’t believe that AC fast charging has a future, it’s just too expensice in the long run. 7-11 kW AC charging should be enough for everyone.

Actually AC fast charging is a lot cheaper when it is done in the way the Zoe does it. But it only works with an AC induction motor that operates at about the grid voltage. So you are stuck with a less efficient drive train.

4 recalls since January 2018 the bad quality of renault is certainly the explanation

4 recalls for the ZOE