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Renault Leads The Market For Electric Vehicles In Europe​

French car manufacturer, Renault, is Europe’s the best performing brand for electric vehicles sales, with one out of five electric cars sold in Europe being a Renault Z.E. vehicle in 2015.

The number of Renault electric vehicles sold in 2015 was up 47.8% on the previous year, showing the growing popularity in electric vehicles across the continent, especially Renault’s electric vehicles.

The Renault ZOE is the top-selling all-electric passenger car, with 18,453 new registrations in 2015. It performed particularly well in France, where it recorded a 48.1 per cent market share (versus 41.2 per cent in 2014) and 10,670 units sold, thanks to the “superbonus” incentive set up by the French government in April 2015. More than half of ZOE sales in France benefitted from the incentive.

In addition to car sales, the Renault Kangoo Z.E. has also emerged as the best-selling electric LCV in Europe with 4,325 units sold in 2015, accounting for 42.6 per cent of the all-electric LCV market.

In the UK, ZOE sales were up 102 per cent in 2015 to 2,053 vehicles, significantly outpacing the UK electric vehicle market, which was up 48 per cent (including Twizy) on 2014. ZOE is the second best-selling electric car in the UK representing one in five EVs sold. 

Below are some key points about Renault’s Z.E. range:

  • In 2015, Renault was the best performing brand in EV sales in Europe
  • Renault’s EV sales rose 49 per cent to 23,086 units in 2015, with a 23.6 per cent market share
  • ZOE is the best-selling all-electric car in Europe
  • Kangoo Z.E. is the best-selling all-electric LCV in Europe

If you’d like to learn more about Renault’s electric car range, please visit our dedicated Z.E. page.

NB: All figures exclude Twizy registrations unless otherwise stated.

By Graeme Geddes