Up 198% from last year, the electric car market accounted for nearly 16,000 registrations in the months of July and August. We take stock with figures from Avere France.
Nothing seems to stop the incredible rise of the electric car. In an auto market down 6.5% from last year, sales of electric cars jumped 198% over the same period. A dynamic driven by government aid but also by the arrival of an increasingly varied offer.
The Renault ZOE well in the lead
With 5,452 registrations recorded in July and August, the Renault ZOE remains the undisputed star of the French car market. Capturing 35% of the market share, the diamond-shaped city car is followed at a distance by the electric Peugeot 208, which has almost 2,000 registrations. With 1300 units sold, the electric Hyundai Kona completes the podium, closely followed by its cousin, the Kia e-Niro (1229). More confidential, the Nissan Leaf comes in fifth place with 957 copies sold. These five models alone represent nearly 11,000 registrations, or 70% of the segment.
In the premium segment, the Tesla Model 3 has been rather discreet. With 380 units sold, the Californian sedan finished 10th in the summer classification, just behind the DS 3 Crossback e-Tense, registered at 394 units over the same period.
Newcomers to PSA
Market analysis is also an opportunity to see new models appear. At PSA, the offensive continues with the first registrations of the new Citroën ë-C4 (14) as well as the Citroën e-Jumpy (3) and Peugeot E-Expert (26) in the MPV category.
Those who wish to find all the market figures can visit our page dedicated to electric car registrations in France.