France, just like Norway this month, wasn't able to build on previous plug-in vehicle growth in April, as only 2,431 new plug-ins were registered in the country - down by 22.9%

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

Overall, all-electric car sales decreased by around 30%, while the plug-in hybrids managed to increase by 10%, rebounding after several months of slowdown.

  • Passenger BEVs: 1,474 registrations (down 30%) at 0.86% market share (PC)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 370 (down 28%) at 1.02% market share (LCV)
  • Passenger PHEVs: 587 (up 10%) and nearly 0.34% market share (PC)
The Renault ZOE with 939 new registrations was down just 5%, so the big drop isn't ZOE-related.

In fact, the rest of the all-electric passenger models, on average, collapsed by over 52% from 1,119 year ago to 535.

Plug-In Car Registrations in France – April 2017 – passenger BEVs, commercial BEVs, passenger PHEVs (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

Plug-In Car Registrations in France – April 2017 – passenger BEVs, commercial BEVs, passenger PHEVs (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

source: Avere-France / AAA data