Renault is celebrating the 50,000th Zoe rolling off the production line, just three years after the all-electric supermini went on sale. The popular Renault EV left the Flins plant, near Paris, in the hands of its new owner after the keys were handed over at the end of the production line.
Every Zoe has been made in the French factory and Guillaume Berthier, Renault’s Electric Car Sales and Marketing Director, handed over the keys to a car that is proving as popular to live with as it is to potential customers.
The Zoe recently came second overall – losing only to Tesla’s Model S – in the Auto Express Driver Power survey, which asked almost 50,000 car owners what their car was like to own. Renault’s research has found that 98 per cent of Zoe customers are satisfied with their compact EV.
Last year 18,500 Zoe’s were sold in total, with the UK recieving 4,058 of the 50,000 produced since launch, putting the Renault fourth overall in the list of best selling plug-in vehicles.