Renault has topped the podium as the number one electric vehicle brand in Ireland for the year to date with 845 registrations from combined sales of the Zoe, Kangoo ZE, and Zoe Commercial, beating all rivals.
In the overall market, Renault Group finished October in first position in the combined car and van markets with 16.5 per cent market share, and was the top selling LCV brand for the month at 27.8 per cent.
The new Zoe ZE 50 leads Renault’s electric charge as the best-selling EV in Europe since its launch. Priced at €26,990, the Zoe has a standard 22kWh AC charging capability and a 395km range.
The Renault Kangoo ZE van is available from €29,445 after incentives, with a ZE33 battery. With a WLTP range of 240km on one charge, it offers the same generous load capacity as the equivalent diesel versions, with a range of charging solutions and up to 30km recharge capacity in one hour.
The new Zoe Commercial has also joined Renault’s expanding range of electric commercial vehicles, with the same generous 395km WLTP range as the Zoe car. It benefits from the same level of features in terms of its battery technology and powertrain, as well as its generously equipped high-quality interior, complemented by Renault’s latest infotainment and safety technologies, starting from €30,117 after €3,800 grant for business buyers.
The new Master ZE is available with an increased one tonne of payload across an expanded range of body styles, with the ability to travel up to 120km thanks to a 33kWh battery, and is capable of a full charge in as little as six hours. Prices for the Master ZE now start from €62,750 after the €3,800 grant for business buyers.
This year also will see the addition of a range of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles to the Renault line-up for the first time with the Clio Hybrid, Captur Plug-in Hybrid, and Mégane Sport Tourer Plug-in Hybrid.
Paddy Magee, country operations director of Renault Group Ireland says the market share is a great result for Renault.
“As a pioneer of electrification in Europe, it is great to see that we are now the number one EV manufacturer in Ireland. Some 845 registrations this year so far is a fantastic achievement for the diverse range of EVs that we can offer to individual and commercial customers. Our new hybrid range launching next week is another key element of Renault’s successful electric journey.”