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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Renaultís ZOE, thanks to home advantage, remains West Europeís leading electric car
Published: Thu, 04th Aug 2016 16:30:18 GMT  
 

Renault Zoe West European sales first half 2016

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 best
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