Plug-In Hybrids Growth In France Stuck After Lowering Incentives

JUN 16 2016 BY MARK KANE 2

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Quick growth of plug-in hybrid sales in France slowed in May, mainly due to lowered incentives – from €4,000 to €1,000 (plus €2,500 available for scrapping old diesel cars).

New passenger PHEV registrations in France amounted to 435 units – which is just about 2% higher compared to last year, this after months of rapid growth between 100 and 200%.

Market share for PHEVs now stands at 0.25% (compared to about 1% for BEVs).

The most popular model in May (over mostly other German plug-in hybrids), is the Volkswagen Golf GTE, with a strong second place for Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine – both vehicles where the base price is not considered a determining factor in a purchase decision:

PHEV Registrations in France – May 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

PHEV Registrations in France – May 2016 (source: Avere-France / AAA data)

source: Avere-France

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France doesn’t make PHEV’s, enough said.

Makes a DHEV though. peugeot 5008 hybrid4, not particularly good but still.