Passenger BEV registrations in France in July 2014 (credit to l’Avere-France)
July and August are typically slow months in France in terms of car sales, so we shouldn't expect any new records.
However, last month was much better than July of 2013, with all-electric passenger cars registrations increasing by 51% to 748.
Sadly, this is not the case for light commercial electric vans, which fell by 40% to 286. All in all, EVs exceeded 1,000 sales in France in July, which is a few percent above the sales level from July 2013.
After seven months, the total number of registrations (more than 7,300) is still slightly below 2013.
The best selling electric car in July in France is Renault ZOE with 296 registrations. However, that's down some 15% versus ZOE sales in July 2013..
Bollore Bluecars used in car sharing schemes in a few cities surprised with 171 registrations. The same we could say of the Nissan LEAF, which surprised with lowest result this year - 80 registrations.
Then we see Volkswagen e-up!, which set its new own record of 73 units, almost three times higher than the 27 BMW i3. YTD, VW already delivered 193 EVs, while BMW delivered only 112.
Tesla Model S with 20 new registrations has 184 YTD.
On the light commercial vans segment, Renault Kangoo Z.E. takes 115 (40%) of the registrations and Nissan e-NV200 another 68 (24%).
Renault ZOE registrations in France – July 2014 (Celadon line is percent of ZOE Sales to Clio Sales. For Example, In June 2014, ZOE Sales Were Over 4.6% of Total Clio Sales)