Renault Zoe Crushing It In France −


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Published on August 23rd, 2015 | by Zach

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Renault Zoe Crushing It In France

FranceThe Renault Zoe is still top dog in France. Actually, it’s absolutely crushing it. The homegrown Zoe has 42% of the electric car market in France from January through July, and took 36% in July. No other car comes close to it. After test driving the Zoe a week ago, I can certainly see why it’s such a popular buy. It’s too bad Renault doesn’t offer it in the US.

After the long drop from the top, the Zoe’s cousin, the Nissan Leaf, sits at #2, taking 12% of July EV sales and 11% for January through July. The Volkswagen Golf GTE took the bronze in July, but sits at #4 for the year to date. Meanwhile, the Renault Kangoo ZE (a van) is #3 for the year to date but fell to #4 in July.

The Audi A3 e-tron, which is built on the same platform as the VW Golf GTE (so has the same performance and range), was #5 in July and January through July. After the A3 e-tron, sales fall off a lot again.

The electric car market represented 1.22% of new car sales in France in July, a new record (the percentage was 1.19% in June). Unfortunately, the numbers are not official and contain a number of estimates, with all of the stats coming from Jose Pontes. Here’s a closer look at the charts and tables for France:

France EV Sales 2014 - July 2015


 

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