Renault has reached the milestone of 200,000 electric vehicles sold in Europe from market launch in 2011 until today. Its home market France prove particularly strong as Renault sold half of its EVs there.
In numbers, this makes for the combined sales of 100,000 Renault EVs in France alone, including the Zoe, Kangoo ZE, Master ZE and of course the Twizy quadricycle. The milestone of 200,000 units in Europe has accumulated sales, counting from 2011.
When looking at last year in detail, the French sold 48,200 electric vehicles in Europe, an increase of 36 per cent compared to 2017. The Zoe recorded a market share of 18.2 per cent with close to 39,500 units sold and remains the bestseller. The Kangoo Z.E. van sold 8,750 times with the remaining units being shared between the Master Z.E. and the Twizy. (Renault did not provide data on the latter.)
And Renault intends to bank on the success of their EVs. Last June, the carmaker announced upgrades to their facilities in France worth a whopping one billion euros reportedly. The plan is to build more electric vehicles locally and includes a dedicated facility to construct the Zoe EV.
The strategy is in line with Renault’s declared goal to launch 20 electrified models by 2022, including eight fully electric vehicles. They are to account for 10% of the total sales of the group by then.