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