Passenger BEV sales in France in March 2014 (credit to l’Avere-France)
Another month passes us by and France is now back above the level of 1,000 new EV registrations in March.
709 of 1,037 are electric passenger cars and 328 are electric light delivery vehicles (LCVs).
This result is significantly lower than March 2013 due to Renault ZOE's spike in 2013, but such results give us hope for growth in subsequent months.
Leaders in France are like always: Renault ZOE (255) and Renault Kangoo Z.E. (173).
Bollore, as announced, increased the number of Bluecars in Paris Autolib and here we are - second place with 193 new registrations.
Nissan LEAF landed in third place with a solid 146. The rest of the pack is far far away from the podium.
If we look on quarter 1 results - we see 1,529 electric passenger cars versus 2,248 in Q1 of 2013, so the market shrunk by 32%... Or, if we exclude Renault ZOE, sales of the other electric models increased from 649 to 967 - almost 50%.
Number of electric LCVs after the first three months of 2014 reached 800, which is almost 38% less than in the first three months of 2013.