Plug-In Electric Car Sales In France Slightly Up In May

JUN 25 2018 BY MARK KANE 2

The French plug-in electric car market doesn’t have the brisk pace that we see in many other major markets like Germany, Norway or recently also in the U.S. The growth rate in France is rather slow and low.

In May, some 3,558 new plug-in cars were registered, which is 12% more than a year ago.

May stats:

  • Passenger BEVs: 2,105 registrations (up 10%) at ≈1.1% market share (PC)
  • Passenger PHEVs: 994 registrations (up 13%) at ≈0.5% market share (PC)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 459 registrations (up 18%)

The biggest player in France is the Renault ZOE with 1,085 (down 12%), however this year ZOE is losing ground. After the first five months of 2018. registrations amounted to 6,081 (down over 17% compared to 7,360 year ago).

The new Nissan LEAF noted 331 new registrations (up 40%) and 1,779 YTD.

Plug-in electric car registrations in France – May 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in France – May 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in France – May 2018 (Source: Avere-France)

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Don Zenga

I believe France had 10,000 Electric Vehicles even before Tesla Roadster went on sale in 2007. What happened to this country, why are they being laggards even though the battery prices have gone down and the range has increased. Are the French intoxicate with Diesel. I hope they wake up from slumber.

amiral

yes we are intoxicated with diesel. Our cities stinck. We have problems of air pollution, and I see that my friends want always diesel cars