Since the launch of its first electric vehicle five years ago, Renault has marked a significant milestone handing over the keys to its 100,000 th electric car customer.
The Renault ZOE – the brand’s all-electric supermini – was sold to 41 year old Norwegian, Mr Åsmund Gillebo. As the lucky 100,000 th customer he didn’t go empty handed either, receiving five years of recharging and 100,000 minutes of recharging time from two local energy suppliers.
In the first half of 2016, Renault sold more than 15,000 electric vehicles (excuding the Twizy), which was an increase of 32% when compared to the previous year. This success confirms Renault’s status as the European market leader, especially for the LCV. On European roads, one in every four vehicles is a Renault with half of all electric cars in France being Renault’s.
Eric Feunteun, Director of Renault’s Electric Vehicle Division, said: “Every year there are more customers for electric cars and Renault is making a major contribution to this with its constant innovation and dedication to developing infrastructure.”
Renault offers the most comprehensive range of 100% electric cars on the market, enabling it to meet an array of needs. The range is made up of the compact ZOE city car, the Kangoo Van ZE, the compact urban two-seater Twizy, and the stately saloon the RSM SM3 ZE.
As the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe the ZOE dominates the market for electric private cars with over 23% market share. It has also won numerous awards including What Car?’s ‘Best Electric Car Under £20,000’ for three consecutive years and was most recently voted second in the 2016 Auto Express DFriver Power vehicle ownership survey.
The Kangoo Van ZE has also had great success being the leading electric LCV in Europe for the third year running.
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