Renault Zoe 50k

The Renault Zoe electric car has reached its 50,000-unit production milestone. The landmark unit rolled off the production line at Flins in France, the only plant to produce the EV, and was sold to Parisian Ms. Sylvie. Renault says that 98% of the Zoe’s 50,000 customers are satisfied with their battery-powered hatchback.

Renault says that since 2013, it has been the only carmaker to have a complete all-electric vehicle range with the Twizy, Zoe and Kangoo Z.E. Since then, the EV market has grown rapidly, expanding by 48% worldwide in 2015. A total of 18,500 Zoes were sold last year for a market share of 20% in Europe and over 55% in France. The continuing rollout of new infrastructure means charging is easy – today, more than 60,000 charge points are available to the public in Europe.

The Zoe is sold in Malaysia, too. The five-door hatch – which motor produces 87 hp and 220 Nm, and has a range of 210 km – is priced at RM145,888 on the road without insurance. With a 3.6 kWh charger, it would take nine hours to get the Zoe fully charged. On a 7.0 kWh fast charger, filling up the 22 kWh lithium-ion battery takes four hours. Full details here.

GALLERY: Renault Zoe EV in Malaysia