All-Electric Car Sales In France Set New Records In December

1 year ago by Mark Kane 6

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

All-electric car sales in France set a new high in December 2015 at 3,036 new registrations (passenger and light commercial vehicles).

A strong 47% growth was noted for whole year at 22,187. 17,268 passenger cars (up 64%) and 4,919 LCVs (up 10%).

If we look at passenger cars, December brings a new record of 1.21% market share for electric cars. Separately, electric LCVs stand at 2% in their category. Total average market share for the year stands at 1.16%.

There were also around 5,000 additional plug-in hybrids sold too, but unfortunately we don’t have accurate numbers due to the inter-mingling of some ICE and plug-in sales together.

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

Most of the pure electric car sales in France come from Renault, who delivered a record high 10,407 ZOE and 2,836 Kangoo Z.E.

Other popular models are the Nissan LEAF at 2,222 and Bollore Bluecar at 1,191.

And yes, as everyone wants to know about the Tesla Model S, it did decently well in the country as well, notching 709 sales last year – good for 5th…just behind the great Mitsubishi i-MiEV Peugeot Ion sell off of 2015 (725 moved).

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

Renault ZOE set its own record of 1,581 registrations for month of December, which is 14.1% of Clio registrations (in other words 1 ZOE sale per 7 Clio sales).

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

Some more stats available through AVERE infographic:

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

Source: Avere-France / AAA data

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6 responses to "All-Electric Car Sales In France Set New Records In December"

  1. Anon says:

    Meanwhile: offices of Renault are being raided for emission anomalies…

  2. Seth says:

    They should just tally the Peugeot Ion, Mitsubishi i-Miev and Citroen C-Zero as (practically) the same car.

    1. mr. M says:

      The iMiev is different in Systems/Interierieur and has a different price than the Peugeot and the Citroen.

  3. Ocean Railroader says:

    France and England the DC Quick chargers are breeding like rabbits. In that on plug sure they have tons and tons of coming soon signs and the network is so dense that the map is almost yellow.

  4. GasBag says:

    That should read “1 Zoe sale per 6 Clio sales.”

    1. mr. M says:

      really great though. If every car had a comparable EV counterpart today we would be much furter regarding the marketshare of EVs…