Renault is killing Zoe, and Clio and Captur take on their role. Renault CEO Fabrice Cambolive stated to Autocar that the company has no plans to release a new model to replace the Zoe. The vehicle, which first hit the market in 2012, has gone on to become the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in Europe in both 2015 and 2016, as well as one of the most popular electric models in France, where it has sold over 100,000 units to date.
Renault is killing Zoe, and Clio and Captur take on their role.
Therefore, the news comes as something of a surprise. But Cambolive assures everyone that Renault will have many compact electric vehicles. The Clio and Captur, already available as hybrids, will fill Zoe’s shoes. The CEO of Renault defended Zoe by saying it makes sense in a 100% electric market.
But until 2035, the business would be better off producing vehicles that can be bought as both EVs and hybrids, such as the Captur and the Clio. Even so, in 2025, we will have the Renault 4 and the Renault 5, two smaller alternatives. Until then, the French automaker will put much effort into producing hybrids and electric versions of its midsize Megane and Scenic models. Although a date for Zoe’s retirement has not been disclosed,