Plug-In Electric Car Sales In France Improved By 28% In October 2018

NOV 11 2018 BY MARK KANE 7

Renault ZOE takes 61% of passenger all-electric car sales in France

Sales of plug-in electric cars in France increased in October by 27.7% to 4,630 registrations thanks to higher demand for all-electric models, as plug-in hybrids did see a small step backward.

Market share of passenger plug-ins amounted to nearly 2.2%, which means that every 50th car sold is rechargeable.

  • Passenger BEVs: 2,861 registrations (up 63.7%) at 1.65% market share
  • Passenger PHEVs: 936 registrations (down 11.3%) at 0.54% market share
  • Light commercial BEVs: 833 registrations (up 1.1%)
  • Total: 4,630

In total, over 36,000 plug-ins were sold in France over the first 10 months of 2018, which doesn’t translate to high growth compared to a year ago (just several percent).

Renault ZOE, with strong 1,745 registrations (up 125%) was, of course, the best-selling EV, but also took 61% of the all-electric passenger market, followed by the Nissan LEAF at 410. Other models are far away as the third best – smart fortwo electric – reached just 108 registrations. We could even say that ZOE in France outdistanced other EVs over the years like the Tesla Model 3 did recently in the U.S.

The two important new models – Jaguar I-PACE and Hyundai Kona Electric – had respectively 40 and 36 registrations. Tesla, on the other hand, noted just 30 (23 Model S and 7 Model X).

Plug-in car sales in France – October 2018

Source: L’Avere-France

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Zoé is just perfect in cities. I pre-order a model 3 but I may change my mind since it will be quite difficult to park it in my garage with only 2 cm left (less than an inch). Off course the model 3 may be able to parc itself…

Don’t change your mind whichever MODEL 3 you go for you will be in EV heaven.

Even if you have to leave it outside of your garage it is fine also.

BEV registrations in Germany for October-2018 was 3,390 after 2,357 in September-2018 = 55% increase.

Tesla is also down in Germany for October: TS = 46 units, TX = 15 units, a big crash to 1/3 of September-2018 figures.

Excellent news, it will be even better when PSA bring their BEV’s to market in the coming years.

Great news. They will love their ZOE’s. Great news to see all EVs sales picking up. Used EVs are exceptional values too.