Renault Samsung Motors Exceeds 1,000 BEV Sales In 2015 And Remains #1 In South Korea
Renault Samsung Motors secured its goal of at least 1,000 sales of the all-electric SM3 Z.E. (aka the Renault Fluence Z.E.) in South Korea.
In December, around 163 were delivered, while in the whole of 2015 a total of 1,043. units were sold.
With 1,767 sales since 2013, SM3 Z.E. is now also the most popular EV in South Korea.
“RSM is supporting EV penetration in the country
RSM has reinforced its after-sales network by placing EV pilots in 16 cities, expanding EV after-sales centers to 226 locations and additionally establishing a battery repair center in Jeju Island.
In Korea, incentives to buy an EV include an average 20 million KRW subsidy [IEV: some $16,500] (depending on the region), one free charger, as well as reduced parking costs & congestion charge.
SM3 Z.E., the only mid-sized 100% electric sedan in Korea
As the only mid-sized 100% electric vehicle in Korea, RSM SM3 Z.E. is known for its driving stability and spacious back seat. It can run up to 135km with a single charge.
In 2015, SM3 Z.E. was selected as both Korea’s official government vehicle and Seoul EV taxi. This year, RSM has provided more than 100 EV taxis (including 60 for Seoul city), introduced a taxi battery management service in Jeju, and is setting up additional mid-speed chargers near taxi garages and drivers’ cafeterias.”