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Published on October 13th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

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Zoe, Leaf, i3 = #1, #2, #3 In France — September EV Sales Report

October 13th, 2018 by  


The French plug-in passenger car market had 3,799 registrations in September, with all-electric models continuing to grow (+10%) while plug-in hybrids were in a post-NEDC hangover (down 9%), something that was expected. For the year through September, the country had 43% year over year (YoY) growth.

The 2018 PEV share remained stable at 1.8%, with BEVs alone having 1.3% share (+0.1%), compensating for the slight drop of plug-in hybrids (-0.1%).

Looking at September’s best sellers, the Zoe collected another win, with its registrations up 17% compared to the same month last year, while the usual runner-up Nissan Leaf scored 390 deliveries.

But the real events happened off the podium, with the Mini Countryman PHEV scoring a record 197 registrations while the #5 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV profited from the arrival of the MY2019 version to deliver 137 units, the nameplate’s best result since 2015.

Position Model September Sales  
1 Renault Zoe 1,482
2 Nissan Leaf 390
3 BMW i3 202
4 Mini Countryman PHEV 197
5 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 137

In a market known for its stability, this time there were actually a number of changes, with the most relevant driven by the Mini Countryman PHEV, which reached #5 and is now looking to reach the #4 Volvo XC60 PHEV, the model that has become the best selling PHEV of 2018.

But the climbers of the month were the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Tesla Model S, with the first jumping 3 spots to #9 and the Californian also up 3 positions, to #14. The Model S can now go after the Porsche Panamera PHEV, only 53 units ahead, in the race for the Best Selling Luxury Plugin title.

Finally, the Hyundai Kona EV had its first full delivery month, registering 67 units. If Hyundai stocks this market with enough units (a big if), it should become a top 10 player next year.

In the brand ranking, Renault (35%) continues in the leading position, followed at a distance by the #2 Nissan and #3 BMW, both with 11% share.

Position Model September YTD PEV Market Share YTD
1 Renault Zoe 1,482 10,840 35%
2 Nissan Leaf 390 3,391 11%
3 BMW i3 202 1,806 6%
4 Volvo XC60 PHEV 103 895 3%
5 Mini Countryman PHEV 197 879 3%
6 Mercedes GLC350e 34 853 3%
7 Smart Fortwo ED 81 698 2%
8 Volvo XC90 PHEV 45 632 2%
9 BMW 225xe Active Tourer 99 624 2%
9 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 137 624 2%
11 VW Golf GTE 117 618 2%
12 Porsche Panamera PHEV 9 617 2%
13 Peugeot iOn 85 605 2%
14 Tesla Model S 107 564 2%
15 VW Passat GTE 72 562 2%
16 Kia Soul EV 44 545 2%
17 Porsche Cayenne PHEV 24 511 2%
18 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV 25 435 1%
19 Hyundai Ioniq Electric 64 418 1%
20 Citroen C-Zero 63 415 1%
+ Others 419 4,554 15%
All Total 3,799 31,086 100%

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About the Author

Always interested in the auto industry, particularly in electric cars, Jose has been overviewing the sales evolution of plug-ins through the EV Sales blog since 2012, allowing him to gain an expert view on where EVs are right now and where they are headed in the future. The EV Sales blog has become a go-to source for people interested in electric car sales around the world. Extending that work and expertise, Jose is now a partner in EV-Volumes and works with the European Alternative Fuels Observatory on EV sales matters.



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