November EV Sales Dive In France, Updated Renault ZOE Arrives Soon To Turn Things Around

10 months ago by Mark Kane 9

BEV Registrations in France – November 2016

BEV Registrations in France – November 2016

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.

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

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.

Plug-In Car Registrations in France – November 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

Plug-In Car Registrations in France – November 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

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9 responses to "November EV Sales Dive In France, Updated Renault ZOE Arrives Soon To Turn Things Around"

  1. Bob Nan says:

    If Renault Zoe goes down, what about other models. Looks like dealers are not interested in selling electric vehicles there as well.

    We just need a dedicated electric vehicle company like Tesla to come up with an affordable vehicle like Model-3

    1. Counter-Strike Cat says:

      Tesla is too stupid to sell 50 cars.

      1. Birger says:

        Counter-Strike Cat , ok?
        Trolling or what was the purpose of that comment?

        1. Get Real says:

          CSC is a long-time serial anti-Tesla troll who apparently has kind of connection (probably employment) with either Nissan or perhaps Renault.

          Feel free to ignore is persistent, whiny, fact-free FUD on all matters Tesla here on InsideEvs.

      2. JIMJFOX says:

        And you’re too stupid to be here- go away.

    2. Mikael says:

      More affordable than the Zoe and Leaf? 😛

  2. Seth says:

    What is mildly disturbing here is the graph for plug-in sales. Most of these are completely bonkers off the deep-end priced cars with a plug. A Audi Q7, a BMW X5, the Porsche Cayenne. WTH.

    You could argue that Mitsubishi Outlander is far saner a vehicle, comparable to the VW GTE cars, and far more reachable for the general public.

    Even something like the BMW 330e is generally around 50-55k euro here in the Netherlands. Maybe it’s just not for me.

    Plug in cars over 50k need to go away in my opinion, they probably do more damage to the general view of electric cars in the public eye.

    1. Birger says:

      I don’t understand your comment that 50k€ need to go away? Could you elaborate please?

      To short range? Just to expensive?

      1. MaartenV-nl says:

        PHEV over €50k are mostly cars with a useless plug. Not cars to be plugged in.