September was a particularly good month in the electric car segment, with the sensational arrival of the Volkswagen ID.3 on the market.
Since the start of the year, and especially in the aftermath of the various confinements, the electric car has experienced considerable growth in the Old Continent. While we took stock of sales volumes in September in France, Car Industry Analysis specialists are delivering European results for the same period.
Unsurprisingly, the Tesla Model 3 still occupies the top of the ranking with a volume of 15,702 units, and is followed by the Renault Zoé with its 11,023 units sold. Nothing very surprising in this finally usual classification. On the other hand, the arrival of the Volkswagen ID.3 in third place with 7,897 cars registered looks promising. What if it was the Volkswagen Golf of the electric world in commercial terms, as the organization points out? It is still too early to be convinced, but the German could quickly come and tickle the references who share the top of the basket.
The Jaguar I-Pace in bad shape
Regardless, the German compact tumbles the Hyundai Kona to fourth place, just ahead of its cousin Kia e-Niro. The other sisters in the ranking, the Peugeot e-208 and Opel Corsa-e, have volumes of 2 911 and 2 694 copies respectively. It should be remembered that in France, the city car at the Lion posted a score of 1,230 units in the same year, against 400 for the Opel.
This ranking highlights the health of the electric car segment: many references have just entered the ranking and, with a few exceptions, all the growth is positive for already established models. The Jaguar I-Pace therefore has to worry about: in addition to its 25th position (out of 29), the electric SUV is losing momentum.