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RENAULT’S CUMULATIVE EV SALES NOW 120,000, AS NEW KANGOO Z.E. 33 KWH SURGES

Through the end of October, cumulative sales of electric cars from Renault (since 2011) have crossed 120,000 units (excluding the LSV Twizy). October was another month of significant growth.

In total, 2,967 electric Renaults were sold last month, which is 46% more than one year ago.

That number included more than 2,300 Renault ZOEs, (up nearly 48%) and around 650 Kangoo ZEs.

Indeed, the new Kangoo Z.E., with a 33 kWh battery and 270 km (168 miles) of NEDC range or ~200 km (124 miles) real-world range, seems to be attracting a lot more buyers.

The average sales level of the Kangoo Z.E. in 2016 hovered around 330 units per month, and had more recently fallen to about 260 units per month in the first half of this year. Now, those sales are now back on the rise with the new larger battery version.

Total sales (all-time) of Kangoo Z.E. stand at around 28,500 units.

Overall, the Renault ZOE represents 1.4% of total passenger car sales from Renault worldwide so far this year (available only in Europe).

Source Inside EVs via Fuel Included News

STILL LOVING THE 22KWH RENAULT ZOE

Today I took delivery of my second ZOE, following the end of my 2 year PCP with my first. This time I opted for Neptune Grey, which I must say really suits the shape of the car and perhaps makes it look a little more sporty.

After weighing up my ZOE options (New ZE40 vs Older 22kWh) I decided to stick with the older model. I explain the pro’s of doing this in my blog ‘why you should consider a used electric car’

Knowing exactly what to expect with the car made ordering it for delivery a perfect choice for me, It was a simple swap as they arranged to take away my end of contract ZOE at the same time. The price difference was a bit higher than my previous contract – I was one of the lucky few in 2015 who managed to get a stonking low deposit low monthly cost deal. But with all things considered this used ZOE on a 2 year contract still worked out a better cost option than going back to regular fuel.

With this used electric car I still benefit from free city parking, no road tax, much cheaper running costs, 2 years of warranty remaining on the car, free roadside assistance and better features than I would get with most regular fuel cars; plus I’m recycling by opting for a used electric car.

All in all I’m very happy with my second (new to me but used) Renault ZOE 22kWh.

Source: Fuel Included Blog

Renault ZOE Wins Parkers ECO Car of the year 2018

The Renault ZOE has been awarded Best Eco Car at the Parkers New Car Awards 2018. This is further recognition for Renault’s all-electric supermini which boasts the longest range of any mainstream electric vehicle at 250 miles (NEDC).

Parkers editor Keith Adams commented:

“The Renault ZOE is currently Europe’s bestselling electric car, and it’s easy to see why. Ownership is painless, and it’s great fun to drive. If your life fits an electric car, buy with confidence.”

Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Renault UK, said of the result:

“The Renault ZOE has always excelled at providing motorists with a stylish, comfortable and practical electric car at an affordable price tag. The ZOE now with the Z.E.40 battery, and its 250 mile (NEDC) autonomy, builds on this success and delivers the longest range of any mainstream electric vehicle. We’re delighted that Parkers has recognised the ZOE as a pioneer in the electric vehicle sector.”

The Parkers award add to many accolades ZOE has secured and follows the recent ‘Game Changer’ award from Autocar in May. Earlier in the year ZOE was also awarded ‘Best Electric Car 2017’ by What Car? and took the ‘Best Electric Car under £20,000’ for the fourth consecutive year. In February, the Renault ZOE was awarded ‘Best Ultra Low Emission Vehicle’ at the Fleet World Honours 2017.

Read more:  Automotive World via Fuel Included news