In September, more than one in 10 new passenger car in France was a plug-in.
Despite the overall passenger car sales in France decreasing a few percent in September, the plug-in electric car segment grew significantly to one of its highest results ever.
The total number of registrations more than tripled to 18,588 (up 207% year-over-year). Passenger cars noted a market share of about 10.6%.
The key finding is that the BEV-dominated French market is shifting more towards plug-in hybrids. PHEV sales increased almost 6-fold year-over-year and soon may match the volume of BEVs.
- Passenger BEVs: 10,011 (up 138%)
- Passenger PHEVs: 7,867 (up 486%)
- Light commercial BEVs: 706 (up 37%)
- Total plug-ins: 18,588 (up 219%)
Plug-in car sales in France – September 2020
- Passenger BEVs: 70,538 (up 132%)
- Passenger PHEVs: 40,467 (up 244%)
- Light commercial BEVs: 5,557 (down 8%)
- Total plug-ins: 116,562 (up 142%)
*some data on the charts are estimated
The model rank is getting more interesting this Fall, although the dominance of Renault ZOE (2,878 in September and some 26,000 YTD) remains not threatened.
The Renault Captur PHEV also stands out in September with 899 registrations.
Detailed numbers of plug-in car registrations were provided by L’Avere-France: