Renault ZOE and Tesla Model 3 were the majority of BEV sales.

In March, plug-in electric car sales in France increased by 16% year-over-year to a new record of 6,934 and a market share of 2.72%. The all-electric passenger car category also reached a new high:

  • Passenger BEVs: 4,614 (record) registrations (up 14%) at 2.04% market share
  • Passenger PHEVs: 1,522 registrations (up 28%) at 0.67% market share
  • Light commercial BEVs: 798 registrations (up 5.6%)
  • Total: 6,934

Plug-in car sales in France – March 2019

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

Renault ZOE finally found a volume contender in its home market in the form of the Tesla Model 3, although it still maintained its domination in March at 1,536 new registrations (Model 3 had 1,153).

Nissan LEAF and Kia Niro EV also significantly contributed to the new records with 455 and 299 new registrations.

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

Passenger BEVs

Plug-in car sales in France – March 2019 (Source: L’Avere-France:)

Commercial BEVs

Plug-in car sales in France – March 2019 (Source: L’Avere-France:)

Passenger PHEVs

Plug-in car sales in France – March 2019 (Source: L’Avere-France:)