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Published on September 11th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair

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Renault Delivers its 100,000th Electric Vehicle

Renault handed over the keys to its 100,000th electric car, a ZOE, in the Norwegian capital of Oslo on 9 September. The pioneer of the fully electric car, Renault is the European leader with 27% market share for electric private and utility vehicles.

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Five years since the launch of its first electric car Renault, pioneer of electric cars and European market leader, has handed over the keys to its 100,000th electric car customer. The electric vehicle is a Renault ZOE, sold to Mr. Åsmund Gillebo, a 41 year old Norwegian. To get the best out of his ZOE, he has been presented with five years of Fortim recharging and 100,000 minutes of recharging time from Grønn kontakt, two local energy suppliers.

In the first half of 2016, Renault sold more than 15,000 electric vehicles (excluding the Twizy), an increase of 32% on the previous year. This success confirms Renault’s status as the European market leader, especially for utility vehicles. Indeed, on European roads, one in every four electric vehicles is a Renault. In France, half of all electric cars are Renaults. Renault’s main markets for electric cars are France, Norway, the UK, and Germany.

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Renault boasts the most comprehensive range of 100% electric cars on the market, enabling it to meet a variety of needs. The range is made up of the compact ZOE city car, the Kangoo ZE utility vehicle, the compact urban two-seater Twizy (and its utility version, the Twizy Cargo), and the stately saloon the RSM SM3 ZE (the best-selling electric vehicle in Korea).

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The ZOE, the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe, dominates the market for electric private cars with over 23% market share. The Kangoo ZE, the leading electric utility vehicle in Europe for the third year running, sets the benchmark for professionals and has won a number of tenders, including the French Post Office, and the French electricity provider ERDF in Norway. Lastly, with 17,000 models sold, the Twizy is the trailblazer for new ways to get around all over the world, and is extremely popular in car-sharing initiatives in both Europe and North America.


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