The current generation ZOE is expected to continue only until around 2024.
According to Luca de Meo, Renault CEO, the ZOE will not live to see a next-generation as the company is switching to a new all-electric platform.
So far, the Renault ZOE was the best-selling all-electric model from Renault and one of the best-selling models in Europe.
However, the ZOE platform is getting old. The car was introduced around 2012, and since then upgraded several times (including a major refresh in 2019) in terms of new, higher capacity batteries, more powerful electric motors and most recently a DC fast charging option.
Our data indicates that the company has so far sold more than 300,000 ZOE (almost entirely in Europe).
Despite that, the ZOE will be replaced by a new electric car – the upcoming all-new Renault R5 around 2023/2024. It’s interesting, especially since in January we read that the ZOE will not be replaced.
Renault’s plan is to switch to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s new CMF-EV platform to become more competitive. New solutions are expected to lower the costs quite significantly (maybe even by a third compared to ZOE, according to some reports).
The first CMF-EV-based Renault to be the all-electric Megane. The new wave of Renault’s BEVs will include also Renault 4, Renault 5 and performance-oriented Alpine models.
Gallery: Renault 5 EV
Renault for sure has to improve its EV lineup as, so far this year, the ZOE is no longer able to maintain its first place in the home market – France, where the Tesla Model 3 sells noticeably better and the Peugeot e-208 is right behind. A new fresh model might be a good start.
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