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France Electric Car Sales Dropped In January 2014 (Charts)

FRANCE EV PHEV SALES Jan 2014

Electric car sales in France actually shrunk a bit in January 2014 compared to January 2013. Check out the details below as well as some information on why sales shrunk.

Here’s another country-specific EV sales update. For other January 2014 electric car sales or 2013 electric car sales, see the stories linked on the bottom of this article.

France EV Sales

Highlights in January for electric car sales in France, imho, include:

  • Renault Kangoo ZE sales decreased 55% in January 2014 compared to January 2013, going from 444 to 200. Its EV market share decreased from 59% to 32% as a result.
  • Nissan Leaf sales increased from 60 (January 2013) to 121 (January 2014). That’s more than a doubling of sales! (Barely.) That also resulted in an increase in the EV market share, from 8% to 19%. And this marked the first month in which the Nissan Leaf was the top electric car (the Kangoo ZE is a van) in France, inching out the Renault Zoe for the first time.
  • Despite growing 46%, from 70 sales to 102 sales, the Renault Zoe fell behind the Nissan Leaf in January. It still gained market share, going from 9% to 16% of the EV market.
  • The Bollore Bluecar also grew its sales (from 58 to 81), and also saw its market share increase (8% to 13%).
  • Toyota Prius PHEV sales fell off a cliff, going from 50 to 15, resulting in a market share drop from 7% to 2%.
  • Overall, 100%-electric car sales decreased 20% (primarily because of the drop in Renault Kangoo ZE sales) while plug-in hybrid electric car sales grew 30%.
  • 100%-electric cars continued to dominate the French EV market (90% in January 2014, compared to 93% in January 2013).

Jose Pontes notes: “In a time that fiscal changes and additional austerity measures are being enforced in France, it’s no wonder that the french ev market is hurting, with just 775 units sold, the worst result in a year.”

Interesting data. We’ll see what happens in February!

Itching for more? Check out:

2013 EV Sales Reports

  1. WORLD ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013 REPORT)
  2. US ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013 REPORT)
  3. EUROPE ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013 REPORT)
  4. JAPAN ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013 REPORT)
  5. CHINA ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013)

More January 2014 EV Sales Reports

  1. US EV SALES (JANUARY 2014)
  2. NORWAY, DENMARK, & SWEDEN EV SALES (JANUARY 2014)
  3. NETHERLANDS, CANADA, & IRELAND EV SALES (JANUARY 2014)

If you like spreadsheets more than charts, feel free to view my January European, Canada, Japan, and China EV sales spreadsheets and my US EV sales spreadsheets.

Thanks to Jose Pontes for rounding up these France EV sales numbers.

 
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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, SCTY, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB. After years of covering solar and EVs, he simply had a lot of faith in these companies and felt like they were good companies to invest in as a portion of his retirement strategy. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

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