With record registrations in October, plug-in hybrid cars overtook electric cars for the first time on the French market.
And what had to happen happened! Steadily increasing in recent months, sales of plug-in hybrid cars have surpassed those of electric cars in France for the first time. In a French car market down 10% compared to last year, plug-in hybrid cars totaled 10,199 registrations in October, for a market share of 5.96%. A historic record which underscores the popularity of a segment where the offer is proving to be increasingly diversified.
A few dozen copies behind, the electric car recorded 10,004 registrations over the period, grabbing 5.84% of the market share. While it will once again be necessary to wait until the publication of the monthly Avere France barometer to discover the detailed results of each model, we already know the figures for the Renault ZOE and the Tesla Model 3, respectively passed 2507 and 73 units during the past month.
Almost 12% of vehicles connected
By adding sales of electric cars to those of plug-in hybrids, connected vehicles represented a total of more than 20,000 registrations during the month of October, or nearly 12% of all 171,049 new cars sold in France. over the period.
Year-to-date, the electric car maintains a comfortable lead. With more than 80,000 registrations recorded over the first 10 months of the year, it is already posting a result more than twice that of the same period in 2019. With more than 50,000 units sold, the plug-in hybrid also shows a very good progress with sales tripled compared to the previous year.