Electric Car Sales In France Reach 15,000 In 2014 After Record-Breaking December

JAN 16 2015 BY MARK KANE 3

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe

Electric car sales in France reached a new record of 2,232 registrations in December!

Sales have never been higher, and only because of this last month of sales, the overall market grew in 2014 compared to 2013.

In total, 15,045 all-electric cars were registered last year in France, which is some 7.8% more than in 2013.

Almost 8% isn’t a high rate of growth at this stage, but we hope that recent strong months will bring further growth throughout 2015

According to AVERE, roughly 70% of all of the electric registrations were passenger cars, growing from 8,779 to 10,560. On the other hand, we see a drop inelectric delivery van registrations by 13.3% from 5,175 to 4,485.

BEV Registrations in France in 2014 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

BEV Registrations in France in 2014 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

Goupil G3, An Electric Utility Vehicle That Gets Up To 73 Miles Of Range

Goupil G3

Renault ZOE opens the TOP 5 list for passenger cars. 5,970 registrations translates to some 57% of all sales in this category!

The surge of ZOE in December to a record of 1,182 pulled the whole market up, also gave the electric Renault a small gain for the year of 8.3% (see more about the ZOE data here).

Then we have the Nissan LEAF with 1,604 registrations, followed by the Bollore Bluecar with 1,170 registrations, and the BMW i3 (including REx) at 607.  Electric smart closes the TOP 5 with 509.

The Renault Kangoo Z.E. leads the electric vans category – 2,657 registrations. Nissan this time wasn’t able to take the runner-up spot. 242 registrations of e-NV200 was enough just for third.

Second best was the Goupil G3 – a workhorse available in many different version. Renault ZOE in fourth isn’t a glitch, those are ZOE trucks cars registered as delivery versions.

Passenger BEV Registrations in France – December 2014

Passenger BEV Registrations in France – December 2014

Renault ZOE Registrations in France – December 2014

Renault ZOE Registrations in France – December 2014

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3 Comments on "Electric Car Sales In France Reach 15,000 In 2014 After Record-Breaking December"

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Cavaron
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Cavaron

And I thought the new 2014 electric Citroen Berlingo delivery van could beat the Nissan ENV200 – both have CHAdeMO and Citroen is… well, a french company.

Assaf
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Are you sure there’s a Berlingo BEV in the market right now? None of Jose’s monthly updates had this car on the list…

Kimmi
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Yes, there is, it was #19 here:

http://ev-sales.blogspot.pt/2014/12/france-november-2014.html

It has sold less than 100 units in France last year.

Citröen: Shame on you for not promoting this EV!