French market maintained healthy growth of plug-in car sales through the summer.

Plug-in electric car sales in France, reported conjointly for July and August, amounted to some 9,011, which is 33% more than a year ago.

The French market reflects the general European trend of quickly growing BEVs and a significant decrease of PHEVs:

  • Passenger BEVs: 5,170 registrations (up 64%)
  • Passenger PHEVs: 2,618 registrations (down 60%)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 1,223 registrations (up 22%)
  • Total: 9,011 (up 33%)

So far this year, more than 42,000 plug-ins were registered (over 33% more than a year ago).

Plug-in car sales in France – August 2019

 

*some data estimated

The Renault ZOE (2,682 registrations) was the top-selling BEV - as usual by a huge margin, surprisingly followed by the Nissan LEAF (642), while the Tesla Model 3 was fourth (642), behind the Renault Kangoo Z.E. (644).

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV dominates the PHEV segment with 812 registrations.

Detailed numbers of plug-in car registrations were provided by L’Avere-France (July and August):