Thanks entirely to Renault, the French plug-in electric car market grew by 7.4% last month to total 3,121 new registrations.

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

The growth would have be much higher, were it not for buyers of PHEVs and light commercial all-electric vehicles getting cold feet during February

  • Passenger BEVs: 2,271 registrations (up 19.6%) and 1.4% market share
  • Light commercial BEVs: 393 (down 13.6%)
  • Passenger PHEVs: 457 (down 17%) and 0.3% market share
No surprise, the major engine of growth in France for 2017, and this February, is the new longer-range Renault ZOE Z.E. 40, of which sales grew by 32% to 1,565, and alone holds 69% of total passenger BEV sales!

ZOE also does well with the Renault CLIO (ICE) in France, which is the brother of the ZOE (and best selling car in France). With that said, sales are now just 5.5-times higher.

The Nissan LEAF also had good month with 277 registrations, while Tesla has yet to find a way to crack the French market, noting just 55 Model S and 12 Model X deliveries.

Top selling model stats for February are included on a list below.

BEV Registrations in France – February 2017

BEV Registrations in France – February 2017

Plug-In Car Registrations in France – February 2017 – passenger BEVs, commercial BEVs, passenger PHEVs (source: <a href=Avere-France / AAA data)" draggable="false">

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