The 2017 Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 arrives in France in at the very tail-end of this year, but hopefully can very quickly sell in a decent enough volume to rescue EV sales and start fresh for 2017, as local consumers have clearly put their EV purchases on hold until its arrival.

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

In November, all-electric car sales decreased nearly 17% in France, mainly because the market leading ZOE fell by some ~38%.

The plug-in hybrid segment also continues down with a new, lower incentive level in place (€1,000 instead €4,000).

The 2,156 plug-ins registered last month (down 21%) consisted of:

  • Passenger BEVs – 1,298 (down 14%)
  • Commercial BEVs – 476 (down 18%)
  • Passenger PHEVs – 412 (down 36%)
Going forward, commercial BEVs in the near term will be adversely affected by the announcement of an upcoming longer-range Renault Kangoo Z.E. (124 miles / 200 km real world range).

Avere-France presents (below) an interesting comparison of sales across the brands and models for France.

Plug-In Car Registrations in France – November 2016 (source: <a href=Avere-France / AAA data)" draggable="false">

Plug-In Car Registrations in France – November 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)