Renault ZOE sells almost as much as the Clio in Europe

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Adrian
3 months ago

Before Christmas I get a Zoe Riveria, saw deal Internet 14500€ off and 6000 subsidiary made 21.000€ fully loaded. The 52 kWh is a sweet spot, range is around like ID.3 58 kWh.

Adrian
1 month ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Car was already at the dealer so one week 🙂

Chris hansen
3 months ago

Because the Clio has moved from a position of being a top sales to having marginal sales

facile
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris hansen

It sells less, but as sales have dropped in general, the Clio is still a best-seller.
https://automotomagazin.com/the-race-for-the-best-selling-car-in-europe/

Rodri
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris hansen

I don’t think so. Sales of Clio have been stable at around 300k in the previous years. In 2020 sold less: 246.047, but I think it was for Covid. Meanwhile 103k Zoe sales, up from 2019’s 45k, grow stronger every year. Only its higher price and somehow not-mainstream design avoids complete cannibalization of Clio sales at this point.

Rok
3 months ago

Pedro, de Meo had said on Renaulution event that they are going to start using LFP chemistry as well. Do you see them start using the new Guoxuan LFP battery? Could be ideal for Zoe and Megane (biggest version) and Twingo as well (middle and small version). Also, upcoming new Kangoo could be good candidate as well.

Last edited 3 months ago by Rok
Rok
3 months ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Thank you for your answer. There was not much news regarding the upgrade of their LFP cells since the Spring. I’ve only found this
CATL’s lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery, in the new CTP (cell to pack) design, is rated at 160 Wh/kg at the pack level.”

This cells are somewhat behind the current best in the class cells from SVOLT and Guoxuan. Do you have any more recent news than me?

Rodri
3 months ago

Competition can´t come soon enough. Definitely Renault is well positioned to compete lowering prices if needed. Brands who didn´t commit to EVs are going to pay the price. As an example, Biden announced federal cars will be electric and made in the US. Well only Nissan and GM among legacy makers meet the requirements. Ford, Chrysler, Toyota will pay the price.