Electric Car Sales In France Grew In January 2015 By Over 50%

FEB 23 2015 BY MARK KANE 6

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

January brings further growth of all-electric car sales in France.

903 new registrations is some 54% more than in January 2014 and 17% more than in January 2013.

Over two-thirds of registrations were passenger cars – 620, while light delivery cars had 283 registrations.

Both categories grew this time 52% and 60% respectively.

The structure of the market didn’t change as Renault ZOE held 42% of all passenger BEV sales.

With 261 registrations, ZOE sales grew by 154% year-over-year.

Bollore Bluecar is second best with 120 registrations as more and more of those cars are used for car sharing in France.

Nissan LEAF was third this time, while all of the other models combined for just a tiny scrap of the market.

On the light delivery vehicles side, Renault Kangoo Z.E. led the way with 68 registrations.

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

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

Passenger BEV Registrations in France – January 2015

Passenger BEV Registrations in France – January 2015

Renault ZOE Registrations in France – January 2015

Renault ZOE Registrations in France – January 2015

Plug-in hybrids, which don’t get as much incentives as pure electric, had a strong month with 182 registrations.

Surprising is that the Volkswagen Golf GTE, with 69 units registered, was able to overtake the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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

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

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6 Comments on "Electric Car Sales In France Grew In January 2015 By Over 50%"

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cool 🙂

this is a 0,6% market share. That’s ok.

The journey of 1000 miles… and all that wisdom.
I was surprised when I visited France last year on how few electrics I saw around (couple of Zoe’s, one Tesla, one Leaf).
The people I spoke with were fairly conservative: expensive, never get one money’s back compared with a small diesel, limited range etc. But it is changing. The French see themselves as different, I hope they’ll find EV’s original.

With Europe as a whole (well EU+EFTA) reaching over 1% in January it looks like France needs to step it up.

They had good numbers early on but now it’s time for a much higher level. I want to see 2k+ sales per month for France and that soon.

Great to see plug-in EV sales finally starting to take off in multiple Western European countries. Here’s hoping the trend continues!

I think that newses about all those fast charging stations, took their effect. Not to mention those incentives for phasing out old diesel cars.

Good news.

More cars -> more incentive for infra -> more cars -> (hopefully) cheaper cars