Electric Car Sales In France Grow Despite Worst November Since 40 Years
DEC 11 2014 BY MARK KANE
New car sales in France are lagging (135,000 registrations of passenger cars in November), but electric cars scored another month of growth.
At 1,267 new registrations of BEVs, sales are 10.7% up.
911 of them are passenger cars (over 31% up) and 356 are delivery vans (21% down).
After 11 months, 12,818 all-electric cars were registered – 8,917 passenger cars and 3,901 delivery vans.
Those numbers don’t include plug-in hybrids that in November had only 186 registrations. Noteworthy is the 119 sales of the Audi A3 e-tron.
Renault ZOE – 655
Renault ZOE is the model that is pulling the market forward in France with 655 registrations last month and 4,788 this year.
This mean an improvement of 127% year-over-year in November.
Market share for ZOE after 11 months stands at 0.3%.
No other model can match ZOE in France, as second highest Nissan LEAF had only 94 registrations and third place car, the Bollore Bluecar, just 62.
Well, there is Renault Kangoo Z.E. with 166 registrations, but this is classified as a van.
Renault ZOE remains strong in comparison to the best selling car in France – the Renault Clio. At over 9% ZOE/Clio share, ZOE is still close to its best sales result.