Plug-In Electric Car Sales In France Exceed 32,000 In 2018


The market share of plug-in passenger cars in France averages 1.8% so far this year.

During the first eight months of 2018, more than 32,000 new passenger cars were sold in France, which is probably some one fifth more than a year ago.

YTD stats:

  • Passenger BEVs: 17,542 registrations (up 16.4%)
  • Passenger REx (i3 REx): 753 registrations (up 19.9%)
  • Passenger PHEVs: 9,033 registrations (up 73.4%)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 4,679 registrations (up 52.3%)
  • Total: 32,007

Renault ZOE remains the top-selling plug-in model with 9,358 new registrations YTD, followed by Nissan LEAF (3,001) and BMW i3 (1,604, including 753 REx). The Renault Kangoo Z.E. is at some 2,400 so far.

Plug-in car sales in France (Source: L’Avere-France)

Source: L’Avere-France

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6 Comments on "Plug-In Electric Car Sales In France Exceed 32,000 In 2018"

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Something infectious about the ZOE, must be the name, ZOE, Zoe, Zoeeeeee…it just says something fun, I just call it the Leafs little brother!

The Renault Zoe is not a plug-in car!

I have to wonder how you expect it to get electricity if you can’t plug it in (and it doesn’t have wireless charging)?

Every Zoe I’ve encountered has been a plug-in car.

All BEVs and PHEVs are plug-in cars today.

All the ZOE’s I have seen so far, only had a plug and no ICE on board. Must have been private conversions, then, or someone really screwed uo at the factory. Could happen in Europe, where a single employee on the line accidentially and without authorisation from above installed north of 11 million defeat devices in cars…

Mensch Mayer …… 18 down-votes.

In English they call “plug-in electric” all battery electric (BEV) plus “plug-in hybrids” (PHEV).

So this “plug” group does not include ‘simple’ hybrids with no plug (just a small battery recoup braking energy), or the Nissan Note E-power (electric motor driven, small battery, with nearly permanent running range extender ICE ).

Pathetic numbers.