BEV Registrations in France – August 2016 (source: <a href=Avere-France / AAA data)" draggable="false">

BEV Registrations in France – August 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

France re-started its all-electric vehicle sales growth in August, after July was a rare month of failure.

Overall last month, a 42% increase year-over-year in new registrations was logged, with 1,255 new EVs on the road.

France's market share for the month again exceeded 1%.

French BEVs stats breakdown into two camps: passenger vehicles (919 registrations, an increase of 28%) and light commercial vehicles (336, an increase by 104%).

Total plug-in registrations after eight months stand at 17,811 BEVs total (14,322 passenger and 3,489 commercial).

Three top passenger cars in August were:

  • Renault ZOE - 337
  • Nissan LEAF - 196
  • Peugeot iOn - 100
BMW i3 came in fourth with 99 sales, with athe 33 kWh version just appearing on the market at month's end.

Kia Soul EV with 78 sales was also pretty strong, while the Tesla Model S noted 31 new registrations.

BEV Registrations in France – August 2016

BEV Registrations in France – August 2016

source: Avere-France / AAA data