Plug-In Hybrid Car Sales In France Tripled in November


A PHEV boom is underway in France.

The French market is experiencing a boom in plug-in hybrid vehicles, with sales tripling in November. This helped to increase overall plug-in sales, as all-electric offerings moved upwards less briskly.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

In total, 3,432 new plug-in EVs were registered last month in France, which was 59% more than one year ago.

Among the 2,166 passenger cars, 1,673 were all-electric, while 1,266 were plug-in hybrids (a new record) at combined market share of 1.63%.

November stats:

  • Passenger BEVs: 1,673 registrations (up 28.9%) at 0.93% market share (PC)
  • Passenger PHEVs: 1,266 registrations (up 207%) at ≈0.7% market share (PC)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 493 registrations (up 3.6%)

The Renault ZOE was unsurprisingly the best selling model with 776 registrations (up 48%) plus 30 ZOE registered as commercial vehicles. The second best was the plug-in hybrid Mercedes GLC – 283.

Third was the Renault Kangoo Z.E.209. One final model that shines in November is the smart fortwo electric drive – 163.

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in France – November 2017

Plug-in hybrid car registrations in France – November 2017

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7 Comments on "Plug-In Hybrid Car Sales In France Tripled in November"

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PHEVs with 20 mile range around town seem useful.

In fact people bought plug-in hybrid to escape the 10,000€ of mallus. That’s why plug-in hybrid sales have raised so much.
The bad news, is the so few sales of the Zoé. 776 is very very low, I don’t anderstand at all. I was exspected ~25,000 sales of BEV for the 11 month of 2017.


From ~410 PHEVs in November 2016 to 1266 in November 2017.


In other news, Norway’s used PHEV sales skyrocketed in November. Coincidence?

Most likely not. But as the Norwegian market gets all the new cars that they want directly from the manufacturers and the sales increase in other countries the relevance of those imports will become less and less.

And in another piece of European news, Ukraine has just removed VAT for one year (2018) for electric car import….

Go Ukraine!