With 3.824 new PEV passenger cars registered in March, registrations were up only 3%, but it was enough to score a new sales record, with Year-to-date registrations now up 15% YoY.
The Renault Zoe is benefiting from the ZE 40 version, having registered almost 2.000 units last month (1.980 units, a new record), and 5.191 this year, or 52% of all PEV passenger car registrations this year.
Proving that competitive pricing is a successful sales tool, the French hatchback is followed in the YTD ranking by two veteran but heavily discounted models, the Nissan Leaf (733 units) and the Peugeot iOn (365).
Sales were also up in the LCV market, with 599 registrations in March, up 16% year-on-year, and this despite the chronical leader Renault Kangoo ZE being 29% YoY, suffering from the delay in the delivery of the new 33 kWh battery version, with the Peugeot Partner EV (128 units, up 86%) compensating for the loss.
For the whole of 2017, the Renault Kangoo ZE is still a distant leader, with 447 units, followed by the Peugeot Partner EV (223) and the Renault Zoe Van (140).