France Celebrates Its 100,000 BEV Delivery Since 2010


France is the first country in Europe Union to reach the milestone of 100,000 new all-electric cars registered since 2010…we will call that the Renault ZOE effect.

The milestone was hit on March 23, 2017.

BEV sales in 2016 exceeded 27,300, and is expected to grow well beyond the 30,000 this year with the addition of the 41 kWh/300km (186 mile) ZOE.

BEV Registrations in France – February 2017

In total, France has more than 117,000 BEVs and PHEVs in circulation. The mark of 100,000 plug-ins sold was achieved in October of 2016.

As noted, the most popular all-electric model in France is the Renault ZOE, now with well over 37,000 registered (>37% share in BEVs) between January 2013 and the end of February 2017.

With that said, and keeping things in context, the entire BEV market in the country is still only a marginal part of the 38 million car fleet in France (about 0.25%) – so there is plenty of room to grow!

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Norway passed 100000 BEVs on the road in January 2017, so France is the second country in Europe to pass that milestone.

You also read “registered since 2010”?


Has Norway joined Europe as a member state?

Yes I believe so, I think (correct me if I’m wrong) but since Europe has been Europe Norway has in fact been part of it ?

Europe =/= EU

Gotto support Erik on this one.

Norway has been part of Europe for as long as “Europe” has been a thing.

Norway is not part of the European Union, thats a different thing.

This is kind of comparable to Canada being part of North America, but not part of the USA.

France might be the first European union country to surpass 100 000, but Norway was the first country in Europe to do the same.

That said, I am quite sure that other countries will gain big momentum and quite rapidly overtake Norway here.
Due to a low population of only roughly 5 mill people, Norway is a much smaller market than other big European countries.

In April 2015 Norway have reach the 50,000 mile stone of BEV.
I think that 100,000 EV in Norway is 100,000 BEV and PHEV combine. But the 100,000 EV in France is for only BEV.

OK, I may be wrong, but 2016 sales of BEV was supperior in France than in Norway in numbers. So it’s more probable that Norway can’t reach 50,000 sales of BEV in just 20 months.

I was surprised by that mile stone, I was experting Norway first and France second, but from AVERE France, France reach the goal first.

You are mistaken, Norway achieved the 100,000th mark (PHEVs + BEVs) in April 2016, check here:

While the 100K mark for all-electrics in December 2016, check here

You can check here the evolution and current fleet of plug-in on the road here (over 135,000 plug-in as of Dec 2016):

Actually, Norway passed the 100K milestone in December 2016