All-Electric Car Sales In France Set New Records In December
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.
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).
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).
Some more stats available through AVERE infographic:
Source: Avere-France / AAA data