Renault Sold Over 5,000 Electric Cars In October 2018

NOV 15 2018 BY MARK KANE 10

Renault EV sales speed up.

In October, Renault sold over 5,017 electric cars – according to the preliminary report – which is just over 100 less than in its best month ever (March 2018).

Year-over-year growth amounted to 67% and EVs now account for nearly 3% of passenger car sales for the brand (in Europe, where most of EVs were sold, the share was 6%).

Sales results in October and after the first 10-months of this year (excluding Twizy) are:

In 10 months of 2018, Renault sold about 36,000 plug-ins (comparable to the full 12 months of 2017) and over 97% of those were sold in Europe.

Renault electric car sales – October 2018

Separately, in South Korea, Renault – through Renault Samsung Motors – is also selling all-electric cars, the SM3 Z.E. So far this year, 1,192 SM3 Z.E. were sold (down 24%).

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Why not include the sales of the Renault Twizy? It is in the picture…

Yeah you’re right. It beats me every time. It should be around 2000 a year since 2016. Total sells should be around 20000.

It isn’t counted as a car. It is like an ATV.

The Master is not a car either…

The Master is counted as a car in Europe since it is below 3500kg.
Im not talking about categories like SUV, CUV, Sedan ect. but the legal classifications.

The master is in the category of “light utility vehicles” (LCV), as opposed to “passengers vehicles” . Sales statistics from the European Automobile Manufacturers Associations (ACEA) also make the distinction between “passenger cars” and “commercial vehicles”, which include “light utility vehicles” (up to 3.5 tons). LCV’s are considered “cars” only in the sens that you can drive them without a special truck license.

I wonder if they’re going to keep the Twizy around. Overall, sales are (and always have been) pretty weak, and rumors are that Renault is disappointed (although of course won’t say so).
Can they make a profit on a 2K units/year assembly line?

Renault mentioned they will be moving the production of the Twizy from Spain to South Korea where is vehicle is more popular.

In France you have a 6000 Euros incentive for EV but it does not include the Twizy since it is a “quadricycle”. So it is not very attractive. However we can see Twizy in many science fiction movies… so it will prevail ;-).

How much is the final price a Zoe then? Here in Portugal we only have 2500 euros incentive