Appetite for electric vehicles (EVs) appears to be growing, with the Renault Zoe claiming the top two spots in Auto Trader’s November fastest selling used car index.
The 2015 (automatic) Zoe took first place but was closely followed by its younger 2016 (automatic) counterpart in second – if priced to the market, they’re capable of taking a respective 21 and 23 days to leave UK forecourts.
The 2017 (automatic) almost made it 3/3 for the Renault Zoe on the podium, reaching fourth place – take 26 days to sell. The 2016 SEAT Alhambra diesel car (automatic) took third place, with it taking an average of 24 days to be sold.
“The Zoe taking the first and second place is hugely significant as it marks the first time a pure electric has taken the top spot as the UK’s fastest selling used car since July 2018,” said Karolina Edwards-Smadja. “This clear appetite for new and used EVs represents an exciting opportunity for retailers at a time when the market is facing unprecedented challenges, not least the ongoing consumer anxieties surrounding Brexit and now the General Election too.
“In a period of uncertainty, it’s reassuring to see such a bright spot emerging, which is only set to grow brighter.”
The 2016 Ford Grand C-Max (diesel) ranked fifth in the index, followed by the 2015 Dacia Sandero Stepway (petrol). The 2015 VW Polo (petrol), 2016 Toyota AYGO (petrol) and the 2018 Volkswagen up! (petrol) completed the top 10.
The current speed of sale is determined by Auto Trader’s unique Retail Rating metric which is based on analysis of over 1.9 million vehicles each day, including 90,000 vehicle updates and an average of 19,000 vehicles added or removed from Auto Trader. This is combined with circa 450,000 daily trade used car listings.