March was the best month ever for plug-in electric car sales in France - 6,157 new registrations is 27% above the previous record in December.

Growth year-over-year in March amounted to 42% at market share for passenger plug-ins of over 2.3% (a new high).

March stats:

  • Passenger BEVs: 4,214 (new high) registrations (up 42%) at ≈1.8% market share (PC)
  • Passenger PHEVs: 1,187 registrations (up 40%) at ≈0.5% market share (PC)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 756 registrations (up 26%)
March's strong results come mostly from a new record for the Renault ZOE, which achieved its own single-month sales high of 2,245.

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Nissan LEAF was second best with 719 new registrations, followed by the BMW i3 (319) and Tesla Model S (162). The Tesla Model X noted 79.

Plug-in electric car registrations in France – March 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in France – March 2018

Here is how the new record sales and market share looks compared to the previous three years:

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in France – March 2018

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in France – March 2018