Plug-In Hybrid Sales Surges In France, While BEVs Struggle In February

MAR 25 2018 BY MARK KANE 4

At first look, it seems that plug-in electric car sales in France grew, but there are huge disproportions between BEVs and PHEVs.

Renault ZOE

In total, some 3,801 plug-in cars were registered in February (up nearly 22% year-over-year).

February stats:

  • Passenger BEVs: 2,071 registrations (down 8.8%) at ≈1.2% market share (PC)
  • Passenger PHEVs: 1,090 registrations (up 138.5%) at ≈0.65% market share (PC)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 640 registrations (up 62.9%)

As you can see, all-electric cars decreased again (for the third month in a row), while plug-in hybrids moved up by more than 150% on average for the past four months.

For BEVs, only the light commercial vehicle segment improves its situation.

One of the reasons driving the overall BEV decrease is the 26% fall of Renault ZOE registrations to 1,155 – that’s despite the number of orders apparently remaining high. Production shortages are leading to deliveries being delayed.

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On the other hand, Nissan is moving discounted old LEAFs quickly, achieving 306 registrations.

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in France – February 2018

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in France – February 2018

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4 Comments on "Plug-In Hybrid Sales Surges In France, While BEVs Struggle In February"

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Don Zenga
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Don Zenga

Look at this.
“Light commercial BEVs: 640 registrations (up 62.9%)”

These vehicles do a lot of travel and they typically use diesel and these BEVs drastically cut the pollution.

Go France go. Overall increase of 22% is significant.

Miggy
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Miggy

Tesla does not show in the Top Twenty for EV sales in France, Jan & Feb YTD 2018 sales.

Alvo
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Alvo

Where can we see model’s breakdown for Jan-Feb?

Miggy
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Miggy

I did try to post the link but either the web site or the lovedays blocked it.
Tesla also did not make the Top Twenty in Portugal for Jan & Feb YTD 2018.