Renault ZOE leads France to best January ever

France began the new year with strong growth of plug-in electric car sales. The number of plug-in (passenger and commercial) registrations increased to 4,724, which is almost 62% more than a year ago.

One of the reasons for higher sales is reportedly higher availability of electric cars.

  • Passenger BEVs: 3,059 registrations (up 138%) at 2% market share
  • Passenger PHEVs: 1,151 registrations (up 7%) at 0.7% market share
  • Light commercial BEVs: 514 registrations (down 8%)
  • Total: 4,724

Plug-in car sales in France – January 2019

Plug-in car sales in France – January 2019
Plug-in car sales in France – January 2019

Renault ZOE registrations increased by some 136% to 1,496 (plus 113 registered as commercial vehicles). Also, the Nissan LEAF increased a lot - from 48 to 341.

Kia e-Niro registrations amounted 149, while Hyundai Kona Electric 147.

Detailed numbers of plug-in car registrations were provided by L’Avere-France:

BEV registrations in France – January 2019 (Source: L’Avere-France)
BEV registrations in France – January 2019 (Source: L’Avere-France)
PHEV registrations in France – January 2019 (Source: L’Avere-France)