French EV Market Returns To Normal — Apr EV Sales Report


Published on May 11th, 2019
by Jose Pontes


May 11th, 2019 by  

Time to chill. … More fun usually in June, people!

The French plug-in electric automobile (PEV) marketplace had 4,542 registrations in April, adult 43% YoY, with a large apportionment of this expansion entrance from pristine electric vehicles (BEVs). In total, BEVs scored 3,222 deliveries final month (+70%), with those all-electric cars representing 71% of all plug-in automobile sales. This expansion is even some-more poignant when we comprehend that a altogether automobile marketplace remained low (+0.4%).

This outcome kept a 2019 PEV year-to-date share during 2.6%, with BEVs alone carrying 1.9% share.

On a other hand, diesel sales only keep on sliding, carrying reached a low of 33% final month, distant from a 64% it had only 5 years ago. Will we see France dump a diesel obsession by 2024?

Looking during final month’s best sellers, a Renault Zoe’s sales were adult 53% final month, to 1,472 units, earning it a #34 mark altogether in France. Perhaps bigger news this month, comparatively speaking, came in 3rd place, with a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV reaching 281 units, a new year best for a Japanese SUV — that is starting to turn a box study, as it looks indifferent to a flitting of time. The Outlander PHEV has been on sale for six years now, and it’s not confronting a headwinds that other plug-in variety are experiencing.

Elsewhere, a Tesla Model 3 is behind during some-more normal levels, carrying finished a month in 4th, with 251 deliveries. That’s distant from a 940 registrations that a Mercedes C-Class reward aspirant managed to measure final month. Will a midsize Tesla sedan be means to make unchanging 1,000/month performances over time, or were a 1,153 units of Mar a weird event? Discuss.

In a marketplace famous for a stability, this time there were a integrate of changes in a tip positions, with a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV jumping dual spots to 4th, switching places (and a PHEV leadership) with a Volvo XC60 PHEV.

Interestingly, a other change in a tip 10 also concerned a PHEV, with a Mini Countryman PHEV climbing to #8.

In a second half of a ranking, a Mercedes E300e/de twins have assimilated a tip 20, in #18 — a initial Mercedes to uncover adult here in 2019. Maybe a EQC could join it by year end?

Underlining a good impulse from Korean brands, Hyundai saw both a best offered models stand in a ranking. The Kona EV purebred 161 units, a new record, permitting it to go adult one place, to #11. The Ioniq PHEV was also adult one position, to #19.

In a code ranking, Renault (30%, adult 1%), continues in a heading position, while Tesla (10%, down 2%) is still in a 2nd spot, with Volvo (8%, down 1%) and Nissan (8%) both jostling for a final place on a podium.




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Always meddlesome in a automobile industry, quite in electric cars, Jose has been overviewing a sales expansion of plug-ins by a EV Sales blog given 2012, permitting him to benefit an consultant perspective on where EVs are right now and where they are headed in a future. The EV Sales blog has turn a go-to source for people meddlesome in electric automobile sales around a world. Extending that work and expertise, Jose is now a partner in EV-Volumes and works with a European Alternative Fuels Observatory on EV sales matters.

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