Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes0
Renault Zoe Sales Up 144% In France In November
December 13th, 2018 by Jose Pontes
The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market scored 4,988 registrations in November (+71% year over year, or YoY). All-electric models jumped 119%, their highest growth rate in over 2 years, while plug-in hybrids recovered from the post-NEDC hangover (+11%).
This recent uptick pulled the 2018 PEV market share across the auto market to a record 2%, with BEVs alone having 1.4% share (+0.1%). That means PHEVs remained stable at 0.6%.
Looking at November best sellers, the Renault Zoe had a strong surge with 1,895 units in November (+144%, and #20 in the mainstream market). It was the main reason BEVs shined so brightly. But it wasn’t the only one, as the #2 Nissan Leaf tripled sales to 420 deliveries and the BMW i3 had its best performance in 8 months, thanks to 229 registrations.
But the real events were the #4 Peugeot iOn (258 units) and the #6 Citroen C-Zero (224 units). Free2Move carsharing deliveries allowed both nameplates to break their personal records, an impressive feat considering both models landed 608 8 years ago.
Interestingly, after Madrid and Lisbon, Paris is the third city to use large numbers of the tiny EVs in carsharing fleets, which highlights the future importance of small, cheap EVs in carsharing fleets — once these kinds of companies become commonplace.
|3||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||320|
In a market known for its stability, this time there were actually a number of changes. With BEVs on the rise, not only did the #8 Peugeot iOn and #12 Citroen C-Zero jump positions, but the Tesla Model S also climbed two positions to #13, surpassing the Porsche Panamera PHEV and becoming the best selling luxury car.
Another model that shined was the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, climbing one position to #17 thanks to 112 units, its best result since March.
On the PHEV side, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV took full profit from the restyling, climbing to #6 thanks to 320 sales, the model’s best result since 2014.
Outside the top 20, the Land Rover Range Rover PHEV had 210 registrations, a surprisingly high number for the British Land Yacht, allowing it to reach #7 in November and opening up the possibility of joining the 2018 top 20 in the last month of the year.
In the brand ranking, Renault (36%) continues in the leading position, followed at a distance by the #2 Nissan and the #3 BMW, both with 11% share.
|Rank||France||November||YTD||November PEV Share||YTD PEV Share|
|4||Volvo XC60 PHEV||198||1,227||4%||3%|
|5||Mini Countryman PHEV||152||1,176||3%||3%|
|6||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||320||1,111||6%||3%|
|7||Smart Fortwo ED||133||939||3%||2%|
|10||BMW 225xe Active Tourer||98||833||2%||2%|
|11||Volvo XC90 PHEV||82||787||2%||2%|
|13||VW Golf GTE||9||650||0%||2%|
|13||Tesla Model S||63||650||1%||2%|
|15||Porsche Panamera PHEV||13||645||0%||2%|
|16||Kia Soul EV||42||634||1%||2%|
|17||VW Passat GTE||9||585||0%||1%|
|17||Hyundai Ioniq Electric||112||585||2%||1%|
|19||Porsche Cayenne PHEV||5||529||0%||1%|
|20||Hyundai Ioniq PHEV||35||495||1%||1%|