January 12, 2016

RSM SM3 Z.E. is Korea’s most popular electric vehicle

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RSM SM3 Z.E. is Korea’s most popular electric vehicle

  • Highest accumulative sales of 1,767 units since 2013, one out of three EVs in Korea is an SM3 Z.E.
  • 1,000-unit EV sales goal for 2015 has been reached.


SM3 Z.E., Renault Samsung Motors’ 100% electric sedan, is Korea’s most popular EV.

The accumulative sales of SM3 Z.E., launched in Korea in November 2013, reached 1,767 units, among which 1,043 units were sold in 2015. Today, one out of three EVs in the country is an SM3 Z.E.

RSM is supporting EV penetration in the country
RSM has reinforced its after-sales network by placing EV pilots in 16 cities, expanding EV after-sales centers to 226 locations and additionally establishing a battery repair center in Jeju Island.

In Korea, incentives to buy an EV include an average 20 million KRW subsidy (depending on the region), one free charger, as well as reduced parking costs & congestion charge.

SM3 Z.E., the only mid-sized 100% electric sedan in Korea
As the only mid-sized 100% electric vehicle in Korea, RSM SM3 Z.E. is known for its driving stability and spacious back seat. It can run up to 135km with a single charge.

In 2015, SM3 Z.E. was selected as both Korea’s official government vehicle and Seoul EV taxi. This year, RSM has provided more than 100 EV taxis (including 60 for Seoul city), introduced a taxi battery management service in Jeju, and is setting up additional mid-speed chargers near taxi garages and drivers’ cafeterias.

SM3 Z.E. (also known as Fluence Z.E.) is manufactured in RSM’s Busan plant and is sold in Korea since 2013.

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Renault Samsung Motors
Hanlim LEE / +82-2-3707-5490 / hanlim.lee@renaultsamsungM.com
Changhyup KANG / + 82-2-3707-6353 / changhyup.kang@renaultsamsungM.com

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