Renault capitalized on the success of its Zoe electric vehicle to deliver 23,086 total EVs to European customers in 2015, which was a 49-percent boost over the previous year. The strong sales gave the company a 23.6-percent market share in the segment, which just continued Renault-Nissan's EV dominance.

The Zoe was also Europe's bestselling EV with 18,453 registrations in 2015. The electric hatchback was especially popular in France where it had a 48.1-percent market share in the segment. Renault updated the model in 2015 to give it about 149 miles of range on the European testing cycle, an 18-mile upgrade.

Renault has sold 62,228 EVs in Europe since 2010, and the market for the efficient vehicles has continued to grow on the continent. The segment's sales totaled 97,687 examples in 2015, which was up 47.8 percent year-over-year. However, EVs remain a miniscule amount of Europe's overall auto sales at just 0.61 percent market share.

Renault likes to tout its strength in the European EV segment, but the company's green image could face problems soon. French authorities searched the automaker's offices recently after emissions tests reportedly showed high levels of NOx from some models. German researchers also made similar allegations about pollution from the Renault Espace.
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Renault is the electric vehicle market leader in Europe
January 18, 2016

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

Renault is the best performing brand in Europe in electric vehicles sales, with a market share of 23.6% (or 25.2% if you include Twizy*) and 23,086 units registered in 2015. In other terms, in 2015, one out of 5 electric cars sold in Europe was a Renault Z.E. vehicle.

The European full-electric vehicle market stands at 97,687 units, up 47.8% compared to 2014. In Europe, the EV market represents a 0.61% market share (+0.16% compared to 2014) of the overall car market.

Renault ZOE is the top-selling all-electric passenger car, its market share increased by 2.2 points to 19.2% of market share and 18,453 new registrations in 2015.

It performed particularly well in France, where it recorded a 48.1% market share (versus 41.2% 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 that incentive.

Renault Kangoo Z.E. is the best-selling electric LCV in Europe with 4,325 units sold in 2015, accounting for 42.6% of the full-electric LCV market.

Renault has sold the most EVs between 2010 -the year the first EV was launched in Europe, and 2015, with a record of 62,228 units sold. Since its launch, 16,331 units of Renault Twizy were sold.

Renault Z.E. models sold in Europe in 2015: ZOE, a compact hatchback launched in 2013; Kangoo Z.E., the electric version of Renault's LCV launched in 2011; and Twizy, an urban two-seater, not homologated as a car, launched in 2012.

*all other numbers exclude Twizy registrations.


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