Renault Samsung Motors SM3 Z.E. Tops Electric Car Sales Chart In South Korea
South Korea’s electric car market celebrates 5,600 electric cars registered (total).
In total, 80% of the 5,600 registrations belong to:
- Samsung Motors SM3 Z.E. (1,604) since November 2013
- Kia Soul EV (1,534) since April 2014
- Kia Ray EV (1,303) (few years pilot project)
Samsung Motors SM3 Z.E. finds 900 sales through the first 11 months of 2015 (in 2014 it was 309 and probably around 400 in 2013).
SM3 Z.E. was introduced as the South Korean version of Renault Fluence Z.E., but locally made, modified and equipped with a 3-phase fast charging system used previously in the Renault ZOE.
South Korea’s second best selling electric car in 2015, the Kia Soul EV, maybe will take #1 in 2016: