Published on October 13th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes0
Zoe, Leaf, i3 = #1, #2, #3 In France — September EV Sales Report
October 13th, 2018 by Jose Pontes
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.
|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|
|4||Volvo XC60 PHEV||103||895||3%|
|5||Mini Countryman PHEV||197||879||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%|
|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%|