The Renault Zoe, the best-selling electric car in Europe, has seen a huge spike in demand amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Renault has revealed that the sales of the Zoe have almost doubled between January and November this year, helped by the urgent need for safe private transport and generous government subsidy.
More than 84,000 Renault Zoe units have been sold in Europe since January 2020, and that’s almost twice more compared to the sales between January and November last year.
Gilles Normand, SVP Electric Vehicles and Mobility Services, Groupe Renault, said in an interview last week that in October this year, sales of the Renault Zoe in Germany exceed those of the VW Golf, which is a big deal. France and Germany are the two main markets of the Renault Zoe, with 33,000 and more than 25,000 units sold this year respectively.
The Renault Zoe is made in two output versions – 110 PS and 135 PS, with a range of up to 390 km for a single charge. The interior of the Renault Zoe, thanks to the flat floor and the cab-forward design, offers levels of space similar to the Hyundai i20. The top versions of the Zoe get the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system running on a 9.3-inch touchscreen and a 10-inch TFT instrument cluster.
The Renault Zoe was rumoured to be launched in India as a niche product until the Renault Kwid EV is ready to reach showrooms. However, Venkatram Mamillapalle, CEO & MD, Renault (India), shot down rumours telling us that there is no plan to launch me-too products.