French Electric Car Sales Grew By 17.3% This Summer
August is the slowest month for car sales in France, so electric cars dropped too. However, looking at July and August data (like L’Avere-France) we find growth of 17.3% compared to July & August 2013 sales and EV market share at 0.5%.
In the last two summer months, registrations amounted to 1,720, while in 2013 it was 1,466 over the same two-month period.
This August, 1,109 of the EV sales were passenger cars and 611 light delivery vehicles. In eight months, those numbers stands at 5,415 and 2,710, so 8,125 in total (50% behind the Norway, but strong enough to be in second place in Europe ahead of Germany).
Sadly, comparing numbers we found that passenger EVs this time are below last year’s result.
Renault ZOE with 449 leads the pack (42% share) ahead of 221 Bollore Bluecars and 138 Nissan LEAFs – all number for July and August combined.
Then we see four German models – 79 electric smarts, 56 VW e-up!s, 54 BMW i3, and 51 VW e-Golfs.
Tesla Model S in two months have 35 registrations (eight times less then Norway).
Noteworthy is that the Kia Soul EV had 11 registrations.
Here is a graphic presenting the number of registrations for passenger models.
Comparing Renault ZOE to sales of Renault Clio, the result for August brings us below 3.5%, which means that for every 200 Clio sold, there are 7 sales of ZOE in France.