On 28th June, Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Renault, and Jérôme Stoll, Chief Performance Officer and Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, hosted the 2015 Renault EV Awards in London to honour the Renault brand’s 20 leading dealers from its Z.E. Expert network. The event was held just before the last race of the inaugural Formula E season.
Renault started incentivising its global network of Z.E. Expert dealers in 2013 and the Renault EV Awards recognise the dealerships which deliver the strongest performance in EV market share and sales volume for the previous year.
In his address at the ceremony, Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Renault, paid tribute to the commitment of the Group’s dealers. He commented that Renault and the Renault-Nissan Alliance as a whole had enjoyed a clear head start in developing electric vehicles – a technology of the future – and underscored the importance of the dealer network in advising customers on this new form of motoring and guiding their choices.
“We were the first car manufacturer to offer a range of electric vehicles – a strategic decision that was both ambitious and responsible. Renault is now number one in Europe in the EV market and the Renault-Nissan Alliance is number one globally, selling more than 250,000 vehicles to date,” stated Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO.
The global Renault Z.E. Expert network has expanded continuously since the release of the first electric vehicle. By the end of 2014, there were 770 Z.E. Expert Centres, an increase of 9 per cent compared with 2013. Around 700 of these dealerships are located in Europe, including 185 in France.
As of the end of May 2015, the Renault brand had sold more than 65,000 electric vehicles worldwide.
Winners of the 2015 Renault EV Dealer Awards:
|Kent Jonsson||Upplands Motor AB||Sweden|
|Sven Kristensen||Autohuset Vestergaard AS||Denmark|
|Geir Soltveit||MotorForum Bergen AS||Norway|
|Francisco Galnares González de la Madrid||Syrsa Automoción||Spain|
|Thomas POLKE||Autohaus Polke GmbH||Austria|
|Fernando PIRES||Renault Retail Group Porto||Portugal|
|Christoph Keigel||KEIGEL AG||Switzerland|
|Craig Chattle||Evans Halshaw Sheffield||United Kingdom|
|Guido Vorndran||Autohaus Vorndran GmbH||Germany|
|Roberto Bolciaghi||RENORD SPA||Italy|
|Wybe Kooistra||ABD GROUP||Netherlands|
|Frédéric Maillard||Renault Retail Group||Belgium Luxembourg|
|Philippe SOULAT||Renault Retail Group||France|
|Michel CORDIER||GROUPE PGA||France|
|Alain DAHER||GROUPE BODEMER|
|Florent PREZELIN||GROUPE ROUYER||France|
|Noëlle WIETRICH||GROUPE WIETRICH||France|
|Guillaume BASTY||GROUPE BASTY||France|
|Cyrille PAUMIER||GROUPE PAUMIER|