BEVs Sales Exceed 1% Market Share In France In September

OCT 18 2015 BY MARK KANE 3

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Renault ZOE

All-electric car sales in France reached ~ 1.05% in September (new high) among passenger cars, while light commercial vehicles hit 1.49%.

In total, 2,270 new BEVs were registered (up 18% year-over-year) last month – 1,731 passenger cars (up 14.3%) and 539 commercial vehicles (up 31.5%).

After the first nine months of 2015, France barely missed the 15,000-unit mark, but even 14,883 translates to a solid 48% up compared to 2014.

Renault ZOE, the best seller in France, reached again over 11% sales volume of the similar, but conventional, Renault Clio.

 

New Passenger BEV Registrations in France – September 2015

New Passenger BEV Registrations in France – September 2015

Tesla Model S seems to be the fourth most popular passenger EV in France this year with 509 registrations.

Renault moved nearly 7,000 ZOE, Nissan nearly 1,800 LEAFs, while Bollore sold over 750 Bluecars.

Here is the French report about the market condition for BEVs, while plug-in hybrids awaits their turn.

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

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

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Voila!

i believe that the sales model that renault uses allows people to buy the car and rent the battery to achieve a lower sticker price. i wonder what percentage of buyers use that option; my thinking is that you either buy the whole thing or lease the whole thing – a part buy/part lease arrangement doesn’t make much sense to me.

Hello,

Actually, you don’t have the choice : you have to rent the battery around 80€/month.
There are also quite interesting offers to rent the car (99€/month battery included, in particular cases).
One interesting thing about renting the battery only, is that when the maximum charge drops to 70%, you can have a new battery. Also, when Renault wlll provide the next gen battery, you can rent it directly…
So, it is quite clever, but as you mentionned, it is strange for many people to buy a part and rent the other (that’s also why the business model is different in other countries).

Have a nice day,
Arthur