France Pure Electric Vehicle Sales Report May 2014
In May, France turned back to the growing of electric vehicle sales, reaching 941 new passenger EV registrations compared to 688 in May 2013.
This means solid acceleration by 37%, however YTD numbers are still 15% lower than at this point last year and need a few more jumps to work out the losses.
Renault’s flagship, the ZOE, accounts for ~50% of all sales, which is typical for France.
But other models are doing relatively well. Interesting is 51 registrations for BMW i3, which is a new record in France. Even more interesting is that most of them (39 units or 76%) are range extenders (included in the total 941 number).
Another record belongs to Tesla Model S, which for the very first time reached a level of 43 units in single month and 119 YTD.
On the the light electric delivery van segment, which are counted separately, we see growth by 43% from 289 to 415. Also here Renault is the leader with 303 Kangoo Z.E. sales.
In total, 1,356 EVs were registered.