Plug-In Vehicle Sales In France Grew By 20% In May. PHEVs Set A Record High
JUN 25 2017 BY MARK KANE
With 3,177 new deliveries, France increased its year-over-year plug-in electric car sales in May by 20%.
Interestingly, with the Renault ZOE having some issues bringing new stock to the people during the first half of the month, the growth of all-electric cars was barely noticeable, as most of the heavily lifting in May was done by plug-in hybrids, which doubled, reaching a new high:
- Passenger BEVs: 1,906 registrations (up 4%) at 1.0% market share (PC)
- Light commercial BEVs: 390 (up 1%) at 1.1% market share (LCV)
- Passenger PHEVs: 881 (up 103%) and nearly 0.46% market share (PC)
However, the Renault ZOE still lead the way (as always) with 1,230 new registrations, and grew faster than the market average, at 30%.
Historically, June has been a strong month in France, so we await one more push before the summer sales slowdown in France.
source: Avere-France / AAA data