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Renault Sets Electric Vehicle Sales Target at 36,000 Units for 2013

Renault’s electric vehicle sales may have hit a bit of a slump in the first 5 months of 2013, but that hasn’t prevent Renault chief operating officer Carlos Tavares from declaring that the French automaker still expects to double its EV sales in 2013, as compared to 2012.
The Majority of Renault’s EVs Sold in 2013 Will Certainly the Ones With the Zoe Name

The Majority of Renault’s EVs Sold in 2013 Will Certainly the Ones With the Zoe Name

This comes as a surprise to us, especially since Renault’s current EV slump is rather sizable (the European economy as a whole is struggling in a big way, too).

Tavares says that Renault’s EV sales target for 2013 is more than 36,000 units globally. From October 2011 through the end of 2012, Renault sold just over 18,000 electric vehicle worldwide.

Here’s what Tavares stated:

“We are the leaders in EV sales and we intend to stay so. We are the only manufacturer with four EV models. Our European market share as an automotive company, including Renault and Dacia, is nine per cent, but our share of the zero-emissions vehicles market is 51 per cent.”

We know that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is focused only on pure electric vehicles at the moment, but will plug-in hybrids come wearing a Renault badge sometime soon? To that, Tavares says this:


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