Renault ZOE is best-selling electric car in Europe

By CARSIFU | 28 July 2020

PARIS: The Renault ZOE is the best-selling electric car in Europe, with growth of nearly 50% to 37,540 units in the first half of 2020 and a record level of orders at 11,000 units in June.

A Bloomberg report said the ZOE outsold the Tesla Model 3, Volkswagen electric Golf and Nissan LEAF.

Renault has sold more than 300,000 electric vehicles across Europe as it continues to demonstrate its leadership in all-electric models.

Renault’s Z.E. range now consists of five different models across both passenger and commercial vehicles including the ZOE and the ZOE van.

The first Renault electric vehicle was launched in 2010, with continuous sales growth year-on-year, with over 100,000 ZOE models sold in France alone.

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Originally launched in 2012, the third-generation ZOE arrived in early 2020 and features increased power and range, enhanced exterior and interior design and a host of new technologies.

The updated exterior design continues to deliver a distinctive design while the interior features premium materials and finishes throughout for added comfort.

It features a new 100kW R135 electric motor and new 52kWh battery, providing enhanced acceleration along with up to 245 miles (WLTP) all-electric range on a full charge.

At the same time, a new 50kW DC charging option, will re-charge the battery from zero to 80 per cent capacity in just one hour and ten minutes.

The new ZOE is more user-friendly thanks to its revised interior featuring a fully customisable 10-inch TFT instrument cluster and availability of Renault’s EASY LINK 9.3-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system.

A suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) feature on new ZOE, delivering added convenience and safety, while recycled interior materials and a refined design deliver a modern look and feel, both inside and out.