A distinct home advantage, chiefly Franceís
Ä10,000 super bonus, plus an encouraging steady take-up in both Norway and the UK has
handed West Europeís half year electric car sales crown to Renaultís ZOE.
According to AIDís exclusive numbers, half year ZOE sales
in Western Europe soared by a trend-bucking 40.7 per cent to a chart-topping 11,710 units.
More than half - 6,526 units - found buyers in domestic France
Renaultís affordable ZOE, despite the sharper competitive edge of Nissanís only recently upgraded
higher-range LEAF, stands out as West Europeís top-selling electric car at this yearís halfway stage.
Three markets in particular contributed to its victory.
Foremost among them, the Lionís share of the 11,710 ZOEs sold this first-half in Western Europe, went to
French domestic buyers.
For Renaultís newly crowned ZOE there was more useful help from both the UK and
Norway, where, AID figures reveal, ZOEís half-year
sales bucked the poor sales trend with respective gains of 39.5 and 17.3 per cent.
But expectedly, it was in its French backyard where ZOE fared
Far from picking up speed, in Europe electric car demand
lurched into reverse 26 Jul 2016
Rosier glow to Europeís hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs
28 Jun 2016
In Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars 27 Jun 2016