All-Electric Passenger Car Sales In France Hit New High In April

MAY 21 2015 BY MARK KANE 9

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

All-electric car sales are grew substantially in France by 65% year-over-year in April to 1,948 registrations.

Especially high growth comes in the passenger BEV segment – by 110% year-over-year to a record high of 1,726.

On the other hand, light commercial vehicles with all-electric drive shrunk 38% to 222.

Last month, for the third time in the past eight months, passenger BEVs reached 1.0% market share in France.

High sales in part come from additional incentives (in total up to €10,000).

Overall, there were 5,841 BEVs registered in France so far this year.

Additionaly 394 plug-in hybrids were registered in April and 1,091 YTD.

New Passenger BEV Registrations in France – April 2015

New Passenger BEV Registrations in France – April 2015

Most of the BEV sales come from Renault ZOE – 1,237 (plus 12 registered as LCV).

ZOE takes almost 72% of passenger BEV sales in France, growing by over 200% year-over-year and in April it hit a record high compared to Renault Clio (1 ZOE per every 8.5 Clio).

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

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

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

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

PHEV Registrations in France in April 2015 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

PHEV Registrations in France in April 2015 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

Source: Avere-France

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9 Comments on "All-Electric Passenger Car Sales In France Hit New High In April"

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Finally Zoe is on the way to pass 10000 sales this year.

Speculawyer

Go nuclear powered cars! 🙂

ZOEland

zoe-driver

Currently 26.000+ ZOEs are driving in europe. By End of 2015 35.000 ZOEs or maybe 40.000 will be reached. Not bad.

Paul

Maybe the commercial light cars are down because there are rumors that the popular Renault Kangoo will soon get the same motor (the new one) as the Zoé and the same possibility to fast charge at 22 kW. Until now the Kangoo EV had no fast charge ability.

Surya

That’s not a rumor, that’s official.

Rex Wilson

French had many Electric vehicles even before 2010 when the first Plugins & Electric’s appeared.

They need to buy more to make use of the lower night time electricity pricing to utilize the excess nuclear power capacity.

I think the EVs are priced higher there. Still sales of 1948 units are impressive.

Alaa

Norway still wins.

przemo_li

I think that apart from map of sales by country (USA-> state).

We need map of incentives and momentum of those.

France got them bigger, so sales go up!