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France EV Sales Update — Renault Zoe Crushes It

After a bit of delay, we’ve got the full electrified car registration numbers for France for May. Thanks a great deal to France Mobilité Électrique for sharing the numbers, and also a thanks to EV-Sales Blogspot for distinguishing BMW i3 electric vs BMW i3 REx sales.

Clearly, as the first chart above shows, the Renault Zoe dominated French EV registrations in May (47% market share). After that, the Nissan Leaf (11%) and Bollore Bluecar (10%) were neck and neck. A clear step down further were the Citroën C-Zero (#4 with 6% market share) and the BMW i3 (5% market share).

June data is coming shortly, so it won’t be too long to see how these numbers change.

Here’s a table showing sales by model, sales by type of electric vehicle, and market share for each:

Model May 2014 YTD 2014 May Market Share 2014 Market Share
BMW i3 100% electric 12 60 1% 3%
BMW i3 Rex 39 40 4% 2%
BMW i3 Total 51 100 5% 5%
Citröen C-Zero 58 31 6% 1%
Bollore Blue Car 105 150 10% 7%
Ford Focus Electric 1 4 0% 0%
Mia Electric 0 9 0% 0%
Opel Ampera 2 5 0% 0%
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 33 154 3% 7%
Nissan Leaf 111 393 11% 18%
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 0 28 0% 1%
Peugeot iOn 33 41 3% 2%
Renault Fluence ZE 0 2 0% 0%
Renault Zoe 472 965 47% 44%
smart electric drive 41 124 4% 6%
Tesla Model S 43 33 4% 2%
Toyota Prius PHEV 10 35 1% 2%
Volvo V60 PHEV 19 56 2% 3%
VW e-Up! 26 64 3% 3%
Total 1005 2194 100% 100%
PHEV Total 103 318 10% 14%
100% Electric Total 902 1876 90% 86%
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