Electric vehicles: Renault, the leading brand in Europe
In a fast-growing electric market, the Renault brand confirmed its leadership in the European electric market with 115,888 vehicles sold, an increase of 101.4% compared to 2019. ZOE is the best-selling electric car with 100,657 units, up 114%. In the electric utility segment, Kangoo Z.E. is the best-selling vehicle.
The Renault Twingo Electric and Dacia Spring will enhance the Group’s electric vehicle offering in 2021.
In addition to its electric range (BEV), Renault has been offering an E-TECH hybrid and plug-in hybrid on its best-sellers (Clio, Captur & Megane estate) since the summer. The brand is thus establishing itself on the market for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles with more than 30,000 sales in Europe, representing 25% of order volumes for these vehicles.
During the first half of 2021, the E-TECH range will be expanded with the arrival of the Renault Arkana E-TECH hybrid, Captur E-TECH hybrid and Megane sedan E-TECH plug-in hybrid.
Group sales totalled 1,443,917 units, down 25.8% in a market down 23.6%.
The Renault brand slightly increased its market share to 7.7%, up 0.1 point, thanks to the successful renewal of its B segment models (Clio, Captur and ZOE) and the successful launch of the E-TECH range.
Clio is the best-selling vehicle in its category in Europe with 227,079 units sold. The Renault brand thus increased its share of sales in the retail market by nearly one point.
The Dacia brand recorded a 31.7% drop in sales to 385,674 vehicles sold. The Sandero remains for the 4th consecutive year the best-selling vehicle within the retail market. Two of the brand’s historic models, the New Sandero and New Sandero Stepway, have been available since the end of 2020.
Dacia’s new dual-fuel petrol and LPG engines, which are offered on the majority of its range under the ECO-G name, account for more than 25% of its vehicle sales in Europe.
1 Provisional figures
2 Corporate Average Fuel Economy
3 These results should be consolidated and formalized by the European Commission in the coming months
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