The EVP (Executive Vice President) of Sales and Marketing at Renault, Thierry Koskas, tell us where the Renault Zoe is at in terms of demand.
According to Koskas, currently the Renault Zoe gets 4.000 orders per month, which is double the amount this electric car got in the same period last year. However, he doesn’t say how many is Renault producing.
I do expect a major production increase when the new LG Chem battery cell plant in Europe (Poland) starts operating, which should happen in the coming months.
The production increase is particularly important since Renault is already preparing the expansion to other markets and South Korea is one of them. The South Korean market is becoming more important for electric cars since recently Kia and Hyundai started to get a little more serious about them.
When the new generation arrives (2018-2019) improved with some kind of limited autonomous driving features and a more international charging standard, such as CCS (Combined Charging System), the Zoe will be prepared to conquer the world – even if it needs to be rebadged as a Nissan or Mitsubishi to enter into some markets where Renault isn’t present.