French EV Sales Numbers For September 2015 −


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Published on November 3rd, 2015 | by James Ayre

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French EV Sales Numbers For September 2015

France EV Sales Sept 2015The figures for electric vehicle registrations (a proxy for sales) in France during the month of September 2015 are now in. They don’t really provide any surprises, but they’re probably worth taking a look at anyways.

Altogether, 2,709 electric vehicles (EVs) were registered in France during the month, meaning that overall sales have barely risen at all as compared to September 2014. The EV share of the overall auto market in France remains at just 1.28%.

There are some specific models that have seen their sales rise somewhat, though — the Renault Zoe, in particular. September 2015 saw the Renault Zoe take the top position, with 989 units registered, followed by the Renault Kangoo ZE, with 393 units registered; the Bolloré Bluecar, with 199 units registered; and the Nissan LEAF, with 185 units registered. The fifth position was taken by the Volkswagen Golf GTE, with 172 units registered during September 2015.

Altogether, the takeaway is that the general order of things has stayed the same, but that the Renault Kangoo ZE and the Bolloré Bluecar had relatively good months.


 

Model Sep 2015 YTD 2015 Sept Market Share 2014 Market Share
Audi A3 e-tron 76 889 3% 5%
BMW i3 77 600 3% 3%
BMW i8* 5 67 0% 0%
Bollore Bluecar 199 751 8% 4%
Citröen Berlingo EV 5 53 0% 0%
Citröen C-Zero 47 205 2% 1%
Goupil 43 312 2% 2%
Kia Soul EV 48 296 2% 2%
Mercedes B-Class Electric 17 72 1% 0%
Mercedes 350e* 10 32 0% 0%
Mercedes S500e* 5 27 0% 0%
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 0 2 0% 0%
Opel Ampera 0 6 0% 0%
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 72 535 3% 3%
Nissan Leaf 185 1771 7% 10%
Nissan e-NV200 46 294 2% 2%
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid* 30 217 1% 1%
Peugeot iOn 94 462 4% 3%
Peugeot Partner EV 19 103 1% 1%
Porsche 918 Spyder 0 8 0% 0%
Renault Kangoo ZE 393 1716 15% 10%
Renault Twizy 37 353 1% 2%
Renault Zoe 989 7048 38% 41%
smart electric drive 23 273 1% 2%
Tesla Model S 81 509 3% 3%
Toyota Prius PHEV 13 33 0% 0%
Volvo V60 PHEV 0 59 0% 0%
VW e-Golf 10 96 0% 1%
VW e-Up! 13 128 0% 1%
VW Golf GTE 172 1306 7% 8%
Total 2633 17334 100% 100%
PHEV Total 368 3120 14% 18%
100% Electric Total 2265 14214 86% 82%

Here’s more via the EV-Sales blogspot (where we got these figures):

Keeping the positive note for the domestic models, the Peugeot iOn ended the month selling 94 units, allowing it a #6 in September, while its Citroen twin, the C-Zero, had its best performance in 16 months by registering 47 new cars.

Looking at the YTD ranking, there were a couple of position changes, the Kia Soul EV climbed two positions to #13, switching places with the long-in-the-tooth Smart Fortwo ED. The other two models to climb in the ranking were the Mercedes B-Class ED, up two positions to #21, and the Prius Plug-In, which by clearing stock registering 13 units last month (Best performance since 2013), ascended to #25. In the manufacturers ranking, everything stayed the same, with Renault First (50% Share), followed by Nissan (11%, down 1%) and Volkswagen (9%, 1% less).

So, not much has changed in that regard — French manufacturers (including Nissan, of the Renault-Nissan alliance) still reign supreme in France.

With the recent improvement of the country’s diesel-car-to-EV incentives, perhaps October’s (or November’s) sales figures will see a notable improvement.


 

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