The growth of plug-in electric car sales in France forced us to triple the scale on the graphs.
The total new plug-in car registrations amounted to 15,440, which is a new record, achieved at an incredible 227% year-over-year growth rate!
Moreover, the demand for plug-ins (and conventional hybrids) is surging, while the overall market is going down by 13.4% year-over-year.
Plug-in car sales in France – January 2020
As we can see, the scale on the charts completely changed after January.
In the case of passenger plug-in car sales, the new record of 14,765 BEVs and PHEVs translated into a market share of 11.0%!
- Passenger BEVs: 10,952 (new record) (up 258%), at 8.16% of the market
- Passenger PHEVs: 3,813 (new record) (up 238%), at 2.84% of the market
- Light commercial BEVs: 675 (up 31.3%)
- Total plug-ins: 15,440 (new record) (up 227%)
Time will tell whether it's a one-off sensation or a new everyday life.
*some data estimated
The model rank is especially interesting this time, as a new wave of plug-ins set great records.
First of all, the next-generation Renault ZOE was the third best-selling model overall in the country (behind 9,463 Peugeot 208 and 5,524 Renault Clio), with an all-time high result of 5,331 (plus 140 registered as commercial vehicles). For comparison, the previous record was 2,558 in December 2018. It's the first time when ZOE and Clio (ICE) sales were basically on the same level.
Detailed numbers of plug-in car registrations were provided by L’Avere-France: