November EV Sales Dive In France, Updated Renault ZOE Arrives Soon To Turn Things Around
The 2017 Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 arrives in France in at the very tail-end of this year, but hopefully can very quickly sell in a decent enough volume to rescue EV sales and start fresh for 2017, as local consumers have clearly put their EV purchases on hold until its arrival.
In November, all-electric car sales decreased nearly 17% in France, mainly because the market leading ZOE fell by some ~38%.
The plug-in hybrid segment also continues down with a new, lower incentive level in place (€1,000 instead €4,000).
The 2,156 plug-ins registered last month (down 21%) consisted of:
- Passenger BEVs – 1,298 (down 14%)
- Commercial BEVs – 476 (down 18%)
- Passenger PHEVs – 412 (down 36%)
Going forward, commercial BEVs in the near term will be adversely affected by the announcement of an upcoming longer-range Renault Kangoo Z.E. (124 miles / 200 km real world range).
Avere-France presents (below) an interesting comparison of sales across the brands and models for France.