Renault ZOE at fast charging station in France

Renault ZOE at fast charging station in France

May was 19th consecutive month of growth for new all-electric car registrations in France.

The 2,214 new BEV sales was an increase of 57% year-over-year, and now gives all-electric vehicles a market share over a 1% (from 0.74% in 2015).

All-electric passenger car sales moved up by 71.4% to 1,829 (9,960 YTD), while LCVs (light commercial vehicles) increased by 12.9% to 385 (2,152 YTD).

As always, the best selling model was the Renault ZOE, which also improved in May by 44% to 945 registrations.

Just to illustrate the dominance of the Renault EV, with 5,222 sales YTD in France, that would also result in a fourth place finish in the US market for overall plug-in sales - despite France only being a fraction the size of the American auto market.

The Nissan LEAF also does pretty well in France, with 409 registrations (which is three times more than year ago).  The new 30 kWh LEAF, and a growing multi-standard fast charging infrastructure, certainly is helping Nissan to sell more LEAFs (the current number of CHAdeMO chargers in France is approaching 600).

The Tesla Model S remains at rather low levels - with 37 sold in May, and 282 YTD (up from 194 in 2015), although we expect a bit of a bump this month (June).

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

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

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

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

source: Avere-France / AAA data