Renault ZOE Arrives In South America, Already Dominating Electric Car Sales

DEC 28 2017 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 7

Certain countries in South America have shown little desire to go electric.

How do we know this? Well, Renault just recently announced that the ZOE finally went on sale (October) in Colombia.

Renault points out that rental agency Renting Colombia added 10 ZOE ZE 40s to its fleet in October. That 10 figure accounted for 40% of all electric vehicles sold that month.

So, let’s do the math. If 10 units are 40%, then total sales for October stood at 25 units, for the entire nation for an entire month.

Just a few electric vehicles are available in Colombia, but it’s obvious from the numbers that electric cars simply aren’t popular there. This will certainly change over time, but we just wanted to point out that electric car mania has yet to hit many reaches around the globe. Soon the mania will spread though. It’s just a matter of time.

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7 Comments on "Renault ZOE Arrives In South America, Already Dominating Electric Car Sales"

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L'amata

PEOPLE WANT EV’s..Big auto in NA will resist building them for as long as possible , unless they are forced to , because it’s NOT in their \best Interest ..Agenda…

offib

I could tell you may have just recently watched Who Killed the Electric Car, but the last +7 years has shown it’s a lot more nuanced than that.

vdiv

The more things change…

HGTZ

These are Good News!
Bogota Colombia (btw it is Colombia, not Columbia) had a EV taxi trial a few years ago that went well.
To fight pollution, there is also a driving restriction on ICE’s, you cannot drive on certain weekdays depending on the license plate ending number.
I guess this restriction does not apply to EV’s.

vdiv

South America is interesting, some countries use the US standards for voltage, frequency, and plugs, and some use the European. Driving across would require adapters.

Looking at PlugShare reveals a fascinating and diverse charging environment ripe for an explosion with new EVs.

I don’t think it has much to do with popularity.

– Are the leading EV makers offering and promoting their EVs to the broad public there?
– Are there any meaningful government incentives?

Of course, both of these are related to automaker/government *perception* of public *awareness* to EVs, but that’s not the same as “popularity”.

Mister G

Colombia has a lot of hydropower to power EVs without emissions. Hey Elon target Colombia for sales.