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Following the news that over the first half of 2020 Renault sold 37,540 electric Zoe cars in Europe, some 50% ahead of last year’s pace, making it Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle;
David Leggett, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:
“The electric vehicle segment is emerging as one of the few winners in the aftermath of the severe COVID-19 impact on the automotive sector and decimated car markets.
“With around 11,000 Zoes ordered in Europe in June, it’s looking as though continued government incentives in European countries - France and Germany in particular - will mean July was a big month for the model, too.
“The sales surge for the electric Zoe is very good news for Renault at a time when sales of conventional cars are well down.
“Moreover, Renault has been clever to target investment on the car’s powertrain technology with a high capacity battery powerpack and new generation motor to boost performance and range.
“After what has seemed a very long wait for electric vehicle sales to take off, Renault looks well placed to benefit from the growth of electric car sales in both the short-term and long-term.”