In an automobile market which fell by 3%, the electric car maintained its course and crossed the threshold of 10,000 registrations in September. By adding some 8,000 plug-in hybrids, the share of connected vehicles passes the 10% mark on the new market.
After the frenzy of the post-containment period and the lull in August, electric car registrations are back on track in September. With a total of 10,009 registrations, the electric car represented nearly 6% of new vehicle sales over the past month according to data provided by the CCFA. If it will take a few days and the publication of the Avere France barometer to know the detailed results for each model, we already know those of the Renault ZOE and the Tesla Model 3. Totaling respectively 2,878 and 1,083 registrations over the period, the two models alone accounted for 39.5% of the market.
Over the year, the electric car has now passed the 70,000 registrations milestone, twice as many as in 2019 (30,378).
New record for plug-in hybrid
With 7,839 units sold, plug-in hybrid cars set a new volume record in September. They represent 4.65% of the market.
All in all, the segment’s progress is impressive. Between January and September, more than 40,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles were registered. This is four times more than over the same period in 2019 (11,866).
Conversely, the other segments are retreating. With 362,142 registrations made over the first 9 months of the year, diesel is down 35%. For gasoline, the fall is even steeper, down 40% from last year. Boosted by the massive arrival of new models, the hybrid is doing better. With 109,737 registrations recorded since the start of the year, it is up 45% from last year.