For the first time the French EV market had a January above the 1.000-mark, outselling the 837 units sold two years ago, which could mean that it might be on for a positive year.
Looking at the models ranking, the front runners have a slight change in their the usual 1-2-3-4 distribution, the Bolloré Blue Car ending in #3, its best position in the ranking since last July, ahead of the usual Bronze medalist, the Nissan Leaf, while in #5 we have a surprising newcomer, the Volkswagen Golf GTE lands with 69 units, stealing immediately the Best-Selling Plug-In Hybrid title away from the Outlander PHEV, will this be an indication that the GTE is going to make an impact in the French Market?
Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Renault is still comfortably ahead, but with 50% of the market, one has to go back to 2012 to see the french manufacturer with such small share numbers.
|2||Renault Kangoo ZE e)||200||200||19||2|
|3||Bolloré Blue Car||120||120||11||4|
|5||Volkswagen Golf GTE||69||69||6||N/A|
|6||Smart Fortwo ED||39||39||4||7|
|7||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||36||36||3||5|
|8||Renault Twizy e)||35||35||3||8|
|10||Tesla Model S||26||26||2||10|
BMW i3 *Toyota Prius Plug-In
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Kia Soul EV
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
* - Only Bev accounted
Source: Avere France; Avem.fr