French Plug-In Car Market Sets Second Consecutive Monthly Record

JAN 15 2019 BY MARK KANE 6

3.4% of new passenger cars in France were electric in December

December 2018 was an exceptionally strong month for plug-in electric car sales in France. The number of plug-in (passenger and commercial) registrations increased some 35% year-over-year to an all-time high of 6,547!

The main force of growth is all-electric vehicles, as the plug-in hybrids are in retreat. In total, some 5,640 passenger plug-ins registered in December, translated into an all-time record market share of 3.4%!

  • Passenger BEVs: 4,434 registrations (up 63%) at 2.7% market share
  • Passenger PHEVs: 1,206 registrations (down 19%) at 0.7% market share
  • Light commercial BEVs: 907 registrations (up 48%)
  • Total: 6,547

Plug-in car sales in France – December 2018

Year 2018 closes with:

  • Passenger BEVs: 31,055 registrations (up 25%)
  • Passenger PHEVs: 13,439 registrations (up 25%)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 8,103 registrations (up 35%)
  • Total: 52,597 (including 39,158 all-electric)

There are now some 163,179 all-electric vehicles registered in France and probably around 200,000 including plug-in hybrids.

Renault ZOE takes 55% passenger BEV segment

Renault ZOE sales hit a new all-time record in France – 2,558 new registrations (up 55% year-over-year). In total, some 17,038 new ZOE were registered in 2018, which is almost 55% of all passenger all-electric cars.

The second-best for the month and for the year – Nissan LEAF – is far behind at 449 and 4,668 respectively.

It’s always worth noting that Renault Kangoo Z.E. is also first in the Light commercial BEVs – the 562 registrations in December and 4,176 are unmatched (51.5% of LCV BEV segment).

Source: L’Avere-France

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6 Comments on "French Plug-In Car Market Sets Second Consecutive Monthly Record"

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You can thank Carlos Ghosn for all that growth.

Better step-up and spring him from jail France.

Your alliance is being killed Kamikaze-style.

Renault ZOE is selling in Israel. the local importer Carasso has put up serious billborads to advertise and it is going well. The only problem is fast charging network which is building slowly. I enjoy my ZOE a whole lot

How is the charging infrastructure? Hopefully mostly powered by solar… if not expand!

Zoe is really a good car. We are waiting for other electric renaults !

I expect that at the end of 2019 PEV sales in France could reach 7 or even 8% and an average market share for 2019 about 5%. Germany will present slightly worse. Norway should have an average of about 70% market share for 2019. Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Denmark – about 12-13%. In 2020 and especially from 2021 onwards BEV market should explode in Europe with the numerous new models from the big manufacturers.
I would be glad for each month to get a summary table for the European countries, USA, China and globally ( YoY, market share, number of PEV sales, number of total sales). Would be interesting to track each country’s and global progress.