Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FRANCE March 2016

Zoe ZE40 pulls the market to record levels

The French EV passenger car market had 3.824 registrations last month, up only 3% YoY, but as March 2016 had set the previous sales record, we are back record levels, with YTD numbers now up 15%.

The main reason for the positive numbers is the massive success of the 40 kWh version of the Renault Zoe, selling 1.980 units, a new deliveries record for a single model in the French market, leaving the remaining competition in the dust. 

It seems these new sales levels are now consolidated, which could lead this market to over 3% share by the end of the year, which would double the previous year record. 

In the remaining March main positions, besides the usual Nissan Leaf (#2, with 311 units) and BMW i3 (#4, 159), two Mercedes excel: The GLC350e recorded 169 units, a new personal best for the second time on a row for the SUV, while its regular sedan relative, the C350e, also pulled out a massive 157 units, an impressive result considering the previous sales record of the nameplate had been 32, curiously made in the previous month…

Is Mercedes feeling the stench of Diesel and finally promoting properly their plug-ins in France?  

Pl
Model
Sales  
1
Renault Zoe
1.980
2
Nissan Leaf
311
3
Mercedes GLC350e
169
4
BMW i3 *
159
5
Mercedes C350e
157

In a market known for its stability, the most eventful change was the rise to the Fifth position by the Mercedes GLC350e, now set to overcome the Peugeot iOn next month.

In what can only be considered as a good month for Mercedes, the  C350e model also deserves a mention, jumping nine positions to #8, with the tree-pointed-star model shooting 18 positions in only two months.

In the brands ranking, Renault (52%, down 2%) continues to be the Master In Command, followed at a distance by BMW (8%, down 1%) and Nissan (7%), with Mercedes (6%) now looking to overcome these last two in the following months.

Pl
France
March
2017
%
'15Pl
1
Renault Zoe 
1.980
5.191
52
1
2
Nissan Leaf 
311
733
7
2
3
BMW i3 *
159
440
4
4
4
Peugeot iOn
143
365
4
5
5
Mercedes GLC350e
169
328
3
25
6
Kia Soul EV
64
236
2
7
7
Tesla Model S
106
206
2
9
8
9
Mercedes C350e
Volvo XC90 PHEV
157
68
197
168
2
2
25
10
10
11
12
13
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Audi A3 e-Tron
Citröen C-Zero 
64
47
49
33
164
128
117
116
2
1
1
1
18
20
12
11
13
BMW X5 40e
48
111
1
13
14
Tesla Model X
60
99
1
32 23
15
16
17
Porsche Cayenne PHEV
BMW 330e
Audi Q7 e-Tron
51
28
49
92
80
78
1
1
1
16
23
37
18
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
25
74
1
31
19
20
21
22
23
23
25
26
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
33
33
Mercedes E350e
Citröen e-Mehari
Volkswagen e-Up! 
Kia Optima PHEV
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Mercedes GLE500e
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi I-Miev
BMW 740e
Toyota Prius PHEV
Bolloré Blue Car
Volvo V60 Plug-In
BMW i8
BMW 530e
Mercedes S500e
Volkswagen e-Golf
Others
53
28
28
20
9
17
14
7
9
9

12
1
1
3

1
69
58
49
38
34
34
25
23
23
18
16
12
6
5
3
3
3
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
41
19
27
30
6
15
33
22
34
37
38
N/A
40
36
N/A
42
35
TOTAL
3.824
9.345

Source: Avere France


* - 72 BEV + 87 REX

2 comments:

  1. hello jose but your statistics about frane are wrong
    tu as oublié des choses/ you forget a lot of things
    registrations in france for march 2017 are:
    2889 ev for households
    599 ev for business
    you forget to add the plug in 848 registrations
    2889+599+848 = 4326 registrations for march 2017
    thanks
    source avere france

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    1. These are only passenger cars

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