The worldwide sale of the French Auto Group Renault fell by over 21 percent last year due to the COVID-19 crisis and the lockdown measures to contain the virus outbreak. In total, the company sold nearly 2.95 million cars.

Renault says that the first half of 2020 was particularly difficult and that in the second half of the year things were somewhat better. However, in the fourth quarter the group had to contend with the new lockdown in the French domestic market and elsewhere against the second wave.

According to the company, the sale of electric cars in Europe was on the rise. The sale of the Renault ZOE increased by 114 percent to more than 100,000.

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