Renault’s Cumulative EV Sales Now 120,000, As New Kangoo Z.E. 33 kWh Surges

NOV 18 2017 BY MARK KANE 13

Renault electric car sales – October 2017

Renault electric vehicle sales now at over 120,000 all time.

Through the end of October, cumulative sales of electric cars from Renault (since 2011) have crossed 120,000 units (excluding the LSV Twizy). October was another month of significant growth.

Renault Kangoo Z.E. (Z.E. 33)

In total, 2,967 electric Renaults were sold last month, which is 46% more than one year ago.

That number included more than 2,300 Renault ZOEs, (up nearly 48%) and around 650 Kangoo ZEs.

Indeed, the new Kangoo Z.E., with a 33 kWh battery and 270 km (168 miles) of NEDC range or ~200 km (124 miles) real-world range, seems to be attracting a lot more buyers.

The average sales level of the Kangoo Z.E. in 2016 hovered around 330 units per month, and had more recently fallen to about 260 units per month in the first half of this year. Now, those sales are now back on the rise with the new larger battery version.

Total sales (all-time) of Kangoo Z.E. stand at around 28,500 units.

Overall, the Renault ZOE represents 1.4% of total passenger car sales from Renault worldwide so far this year (available only in Europe).

Renault electric car sales – October 2017

Renault ZOE sales – October 2017

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13 Comments on "Renault’s Cumulative EV Sales Now 120,000, As New Kangoo Z.E. 33 kWh Surges"

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33 kWh, that’s all they can manage in this day and age? Lame. We have a saying about French cars in my country: « ça marche, mais c’est décevant »

They can of couse manage more, see the Zoe where they have almost doubled the capacity after 2 years.
For utility vehicles like the Kangoo, you have to care about the price.

They clearly could have used the 41kWh pack from the Zoé (which has the exact same form factor as the 22kWh one in the earlier-gen Zoé and Kangoo); however, apparently most prospective buyers aren’t willing to pay much more for a 250km Kangoo than for a 200km Kangoo. These vehicles are very rarely used for long-distance travel. Typical use is mobile professionals like gardeners, plumbers etc.; most of the mileage is hops between jobs in the same area.

“it works, but it’s disappointing”

per google

“Add in the fact that it’s pleasant enough to drive and performs admirably in the city, and the Kangoo Z.E. has its rivals beaten in almost every way.”

“Indeed, the new Kangoo Z.E., with a 33 kWh battery and 270 km (168 miles) of NEDC range or ~200 km (124 miles) real-world range, seems to be attracting a lot more buyers.”

There’s something also very important missing: Much more charging power possible than the model before…


I’ve said it before amd I’ll say it again..
With the short range before the battery upgrade, it was useless for 99,9% of potential customers.
After the upgrade it’s useless for 75% of the customers. Just a little bit better, and they would be able to reach a much larger customer base. Just sell it in two versions.
There is still almost no competition. There is a short range, cheap made Nissan E-NV200..
That’s like easy, since they have not been interested in adding larger batteries either.

And why are almost all of these utility vehicles fitted with the cheapest seats possible? Many of these cars drive a serious distance, and comfort of some kind is important.
We had to install seats from a DS in some of our Peugeot Partners for example.
I find it strange that they don’t even offer it as an extra.

You said it before… and apparently you’re wrong again! These vans are designed for service people- plumbers, electricians, etc. who drive short distances between jobs & spend little time in the van. Range is not a great issue to them.

With EV’s currently taking 1% of sales you do realise that the 25% that this does meet the needs for still equals 25 times current sales.
Why aim for the stars when you can make money sending people to the moon, the stars will still be there in a year or two when it makes economic sense.

When will Renault decide to start the production of the Renault Zoe in China?

Why? Are you in China?

Maybe it’s worth mentioning that Nissan-Renault alliance cumulative EV sales are over half a million now. I wouldnt be surprised if they break a million next year

It’s a pity they didn’t built the van from the ground up as an EV. Maybe they could then have the skate board frame.
Here’s an idea. Put the battery in modules, you but 33kWh because that is your daily need, but then you can fit another 33kWh battery because you need to travel on holidays or out of town. Sort of like battery swap, but more like additional battery capacity rental when needed.