50,000th Renault ZOE Rolls Off Production Line

  • Renault has produced its 50,000th all-electric ZOE
  • Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle just three years after the launch
  • Every three minutes, somewhere in the world, somebody purchases an electric vehicle
Renault ZOE (Image: Renault)
Renault ZOE (Image: Renault)

The 50,000th Renault ZOE has rolled off the production line at its specialist plant at Flins. The milestone vehicle was sold to Sylvie, a French citizen from Saint Cloud, Paris. Guillaume Berthier, Electric Car Sales and Marketing Director, presented Sylvie  with the keys to her ZOE at the Flins plant near Paris, the only ZOE site for global distribution. It was Sylvie’s children who encouraged her to choose a ZOE and she intends to use it every day. With 50,000 people now proud owners of the ZOE, Renault has found that 98% of customers are satisfied with their 100% electric-in-use vehicle.

Since 2013, Renault has been the only carmaker to have a complete all-electric vehicle range with Twizy, ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. Since then, the EV market has grown rapidly, expanding by 48% worldwide in 2015. A total of 18,500 ZOE vehicles were sold last year for a market share of 20% in Europe and over 55% in France. In the UK, 4,058 ZOEs have been sold since launch, with sales up in 2015 by 102% compared to 2014.

Most recently, the ZOE was voted second best vehicle overall in the Auto Express Driver Power survey – one of the largest motoring consumer surveys in the UK, and has also been crowned What Car?’s ‘Best Electric Car under £20,000’ for three consecutive years.

Charging a ZOE couldn’t be easier thanks to the continuing rollout of new infrastructure. Today, more than 60,000 charge points are available to the public in Europe.

Source: Press.Renault.co.uk via FuelIncluded.com

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    Trevor Larkum
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    Renault has produced its 50,000th all-electric ZOE Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle just three years after the launch Every three minutes, somew
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    #29129

    neilewbishop
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    Trevor

    I’d be careful quoting all those lovely charging points. The state of Ecotricity’s network is starting to put me off all electric cars. I have now had to be towed twice do to none working chargers and I have only owned the car for 2 months!

    Yes I do plan ahead, but as I’ve said in other forums – we are setting out on non-local journeys with our fingers crossed. It may be where I live because all the problems I have had are with chargers in a 60 mile radius (just where I want to get a charge to move on) in all directions.

    The time Ecotricity takes to get chargers back up and working is appalling! Just look at the Singing Kettle on the Welsh Highway (a road where there are only 4 chargers and none close together) has been broken since early April.

    Until the there is a cohesive network the progress of all electric motoring will be stifled.

    Neil

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    Trevor Larkum
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    Sorry to hear that. There are some third party status systems available – have you tried using those? I’d be interested to learn if they give you better information than the Ecotricity Highway map.

    The best is probably EV Highway Status – just set the Connector to AC. Let me know what you think.

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    neilewbishop
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    Hi Trevor

    Yes I followed a link to this the other day. It’s pretty good, all the map is available to see. Not like zap-map and the electric highway. The route planner followed almost the same route I would have chosen.

    How real time do you reckon it is? I couldn’t quite work out how to use the route settings. I assume they’re set for the Leaf.

    I love my Zoe, but with my experience so far, it leads to several sleepless nights before setting out on a long journey. Still, I’ll not give up and things can only get better?

    Cheers
    Neil

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    sandy
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    Its a good map, but missing a huge swathe of 22kw chargers… i.e. all of them sadly. If those were added it would be truely hands for Zoe owners, currently its of more use to DC equipped owners.

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    Mo
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    Yeah however you can select AC in connector tab, if updated with 22kw CPs it will be great.

    #29185

    Trevor Larkum
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    How real time do you reckon it is?

    I don’t know, I suspect it may not be at all as Ecotricity don’t seem to have that capability yet.

    #29186

    Trevor Larkum
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    Its a good map, but missing a huge swathe of 22kw chargers… i.e. all of them sadly. If those were added it would be truely hands for Zoe owners, currently its of more use to DC equipped owners.

    Is that right? The only 22kW chargers I know near me are at Newport Pagnell services, and it lists them.

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    Mo
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    Lots of 22kW chargers in Scotland, including the new one at Michelin tyre factory 4 miles from me which gets Green Leccy from wind turbines, brill.

    However as @Sandy said none of them show on the EV Highway Status map 🙁

    #29206

    jivemonkey
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    Good morning all

    Andrew here, developer of EVHighwayStatus.co.uk.

    Reason I’m here, couldn’t help notice referrals from this thread popping up in my Google Analystics, so took a look, thanks Trevor! I must admit I feel somewhat stalky..

    Anyway, just wanted to let folks know, having had a couple of requests now and appreciating the significance of these points to Zoe owners, I’ve now started to add 22kW points from the providers that I have on the site. 22kW points from CYC are now on the map and others to follow.

    I’ll be adding more soon and will update folks via my @EVHighwayMap feed, which also shows general development updates.

    Thanks, and enjoy.

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