Renault Sold More EVs In Europe Than Any Other Automaker

FEB 24 2019 BY MARK KANE 19

Renault, as a brand, sold the most all-electric cars in Europe: one per every five sold.

Renault held and retained the title for 4 consecutive years now.

Renault recently summarized its results in Europe, happily announcing that with 22.2% market share in BEV category, it remains the European BEV leader for the fourth consecutive year.

Renault ZOE subcompact almost reached 40,000 registrations (up 26% year-over-year), which is close to the Nissan LEAF. The Renault Kangoo Z.E. more than doubled to almost 9,000 and took about 40% of commercial BEV sales.

We assume that Nissan is second, as combined Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200 sales were slightly lower than Renault.

The year 2019 also began with strong growth, but to maintain its relatively high market share, Renault needs to successfully launch the second-generation ZOE. The offer for the current ZOE already undergoes changes. Whether or not that will be enough to stay above Volkswagen when the I.D. sales start remains to be seen.

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19 Comments on "Renault Sold More EVs In Europe Than Any Other Automaker"

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Well done Renault. Let’s hope that new models are successful also.

Renault won’t achieve even 20% this year.

obviously more entries in the market means lower market shares for every entry. Renault will probably still sell the most EVs.

Well, Tesla sold 29300 S and X in 2018.
now that the 3 is arriving I have a hard time seeing Renault stay #1.

I see a lot of hate here for a comment stating the obvious…

Two Teslas caught on fire in the States last week. One occupant burned alive. IF you own a X or S you should be giving Tesla heck for selling you a car they knew was defective and dangerous. If its not the notoriously fast battery degradation its the inextinguishable flames. Tesla needs to replace all those 18650 based battery packs with the safe long lasting gigafactory batteries.

Excellent. Renault is having a Rendezvous with Electric.
Give an option for higher ranges and more customers especially taxis will start buying it.

I’m quite sure Tesla will be the first selling EV brand in Europe for this year. 100 or even 120k units, with Model 3, S, X combined should be possible. Renault and Nissan made around 45-50k each in 2018, this year they can probably increase to at least 60k.

Not so sure about that. Two Teslas caught on fire in the States last week. One occupant burned alive. IF you own a X or S you should be giving Tesla heck for selling you a car they knew was defective and dangerous. If its not the notoriously fast battery degradation its the inextinguishable flames. Tesla needs to replace all those 18650 based battery packs with the safe long lasting gigafactory batteries.

With Renault owning a controlling interest in Nissan, does it make sense to separate them? The Renault/Nissan/Mitsubishi alliance holds the top spot, Tesla is following hard and gaining, with VW Group a dark horse warming up for 2020-ish…

VW? How can anyone expect them to contend? I hope I am wrong but I doubt VW.

I don’t see how anyone can expect them *not* to contend, with the ~82 kWh ID. Neo (ID. 3?) coming in a year for 30,000 Euro…

VW is a monster in the industry. The day they will say “ok, lets go” in the electric cars industry, they will be a very serious contender. At the moment, they sell 12 million ICE cars in the world, earning billions and preparing the future.

They’re planning for 100k a year of ID3, with additional models following quickly…

8 million cars were sold in Europe last year. It’s nice that Renault was number 1 in EVs, but 50,000 units is not enough to make a real difference. Maybe it’s too early, but EV volumes appear disappointing when looking at the big picture. All the manufacturers, except Tesla, are still foot dragging, especially when there is clear unmet demand out there (wait lists, supply constraints).

It’s not making a difference yet — but with current growth rates, this is going to change sooner than most people think…

In Europe last year there were about 16 millions sell.

In one year from now they will offer a new Clio Hybrid, Megane and New Captur PHEV, and a deeply revised Zoe. But I expect more, and soon, new Dacia electric and cheap, new Kangoo electric and others.

Excellent news. The Vans are very economical to when compared to the EV sedans, they should be selling very well for family vehicles and campers. Enjoy your Kangaroos and eNV200’s.