Renault-Nissan Alliance On Growing Electric Car Sales In France – Video

JAN 31 2016 BY MARK KANE 7

Public Charging Points Density in France

Public Charging Points Density in France

The Renault-Nissan Alliance shared its outlook on the growing plug-in electric market in France.

Over 22,000 all-electric cars and several thousand plug-in hybrids were registered there in 2015 (see detailed report).

France is expanding its charging network with over 10,000 charging points already on-line.

To leverage plug-in electric car sales, the French government set generous incentives to buy plug-ins, especially pure electrics manufactured by local companies (Renault, PSA and Bollore). A €6,300 incentive to buy a BEV combined with €3,700 to scrap old diesels makes the purchase €10,000 (nearly $11,000) less expensive.

“Electric vehicle sales in France are accelerating thanks to various initiatives by the public and private sectors alike. For example, the Corri-Door project (hyperlink to our blog post on this), which is co-financed by the European Commission, aims to install 200 quick charge stations on the main French highways, or one station every 80 km. This will make France one of the most plugged-in countries in the world. Watch this video to learn more about how French authorities and companies are raising awareness about the need for more sustainable forms of mobility.”

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

BEV Registrations in France – December 2015

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7 Comments on "Renault-Nissan Alliance On Growing Electric Car Sales In France – Video"

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Is market share swapped? Previous year share plot shows more. Or is it that prev year is line plot (like market share) vs current is bar graph?


I think you are comparing current Market % with the previous year’s absolute sales.


I was comparing line plot to line plot. It seems I should compare dotted line plot to bar graph.


BEV incentives are neutral for the government. This is what you now pay given CO2 emissions for a new car:
gCO2/km €
200 8000

If the car a own by a company, this tax is paid every year…. That’s why car fleets are usually below 145g CO2/km.
For years, this system has been positive, meaning more taxes collected than incentives for BEVs. This will probably change in 2016.


Table being dropped 🙂 You start paying after 130 gCO2/km. See full table at government web site:


It sounds like a lot” ” already 10000 chargers installed”, but most of them are slow chargers, many are out of order, most are ICEd and Corri-Door promised to have those 200 new fast chargers ready before the end of 2015, but only 10 or so came online.

The French infrastructure builders should take a workshop in how to do things right at Tesla or at Fastned in Holland.

Tesla activated much more superchargers in France in the same timespan that Corri-Door was busy (there are now 29 Supercharger stations with at each one at least 2 charge points).


France could be a leader by showing the world how it is done. If 10% of the personal cars are electric in 10 years, they will show the benefits to the economy and the environment.