In 2017, Well Over 40,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Sold in France
Plug-in electric car sales in France for the very first time exceeded 40,000 last year, though all-electric car sales grew slowly.
In total, nearly 43,000 plug-ins were registered, which is 23% more than one year ago.
- Passenger BEVs: 24,910 registrations (up 15%)
- Passenger PHEVs: 10,803 registrations (up 67%)
- BMW i3 REx (counted separately to BEV/PHEV in France): 1,073 registrations (up 11%)
- Light commercial BEVs: 6,011 registrations (up 8%)
While France remains one of the largest plug-in markets in Europe, growth is below expectations.
As always, the best selling models in France were:
- Renault ZOE: 15,245 (up 34%) and 61% of all passenger BEVs + 675 ZOE registered as light commercial vehicles
- Renault Kangoo Z.E.: 2,546
- Nissan LEAF: 2,381 (down 38%)
- Mercedes GLC350e: 2,112
- BMW i3: 1,954 (including 1,073 REx)
No other model seemed to cross the level of 1,000 registrations for the year. Tesla delivered 850 Model S and 538 Model X.