All-Electric Car Sales In France Increased In April By 35% To Over 2,600

2 years ago by Mark Kane 2

BEV Registrations in France – April 2016

BEV Registrations in France – April 2016

Renault ZOE, the best-selling full-electric car in Europe in 2015

Renault ZOE

The French all-electric car segment keeps growing, up some 35% year-over-year in April.

For the month, 2,621 new passenger and light commercial vehicles were registered.

Of the plug-ins sold, 2,109 registrations were passenger BEVs – up 22%, with the balance being 512 LCVs BEVs (light commercial vehicles), which was up a strong 131%.

The overall market share for all-electric vehicles for the month stood at 1.2%. Meanwhile, plug-in hybrid sales increased 35% to 533, which adds a further ~0.3% more to the share.

The Renault ZOE with 990 registrations didn’t managed to improve its previous result from 2015, but that’s still nearly half of all passenger BEVs registered in France.

However, the recently updated 30 kWh version of the Nissan LEAF in France continues to shine (a trend we seem to be seeing most everywhere not the US), selling 494 copies in April – a significant improvement over the 153 year the year prior.

BEV Registrations in France – April 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

BEV Registrations in France – April 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

BEV Registrations in France – April 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

BEV Registrations in France – April 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

source: Avere-France / AAA data

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2 responses to "All-Electric Car Sales In France Increased In April By 35% To Over 2,600"

  1. Jerrl says:

    France should keep there EVs to themselves.

  2. EV says:

    Here in Europe 30 kWh look like outsold for next four months, long delivery times when you buy now.
    When Nissan switch in Europe to next generation batteries, can’t imagine that Ghosn is willing send battery from Japan over longer time.
    And what about the 50 % more energy density, don’t they want to switch to LG?
    http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/2014/_STORY/140313-01-e.html
    http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com/uk/en-gb/Media/Media.aspx?mediaid=145460