15% Of New Cars Now Fully Electric In France

Full battery electric vehicles (BEV) continue to grow in France, with 20,221 registrations last month, accounting for 15% of the total market. This means that his BEV in France was his double-digit growth month (23% growth).

The market as a whole is recovering from a long period of deficit. Up 10% year-on-year (YoY) in November, but still down significantly twenty three% Compared to November 2019 (the last ‘normal’ year for the market). So we can definitely say that we are in it. valley of demand That’s what many predicted when predicting the EV chaos.

Fully electric vehicles were one of the market highlights, posting double-digit growth and accounting for 15% of the total automotive market in November, but other important trends are also happening. Diesel remains in the kennel, down 19% year-on-year. Diesel’s market share has fallen from 19% a year ago to 14% today. (At this pace, diesel sales will end around 2025.)

For the first time since February, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) did not decline, with a total of 12,173 registrations (9.1% share of the automotive market). The BEV/PHEV sales mix remains balanced towards BEVs, at 62% as of November and 2022.

Year-to-date (YTD) registrations now exceed 290,000, with plug-in vehicle market share reaching 21% (13% of BEV). The market expects him to rise another 1 point in December.

Best-selling plug-in car in France 20 – November

In November, Tesla Model Y (2,891 units) won the Best Selling Trophy. This crossover delivered his best off-peak performance to date, surpassing the sedan’s sibling, the Model 3, to reach his 10th place overall. Despite falling short of the Model Y, the Model 3 hit an off-peak record with his 2,809 registrations. That takes the midsize sedan to his 11th place overall, and the US automaker put him first and second in its EV sales rankings last month.

Does this mean the two Tesla nameplates will achieve record performance in December? It depends on how much we put into Germany.

Back in France, however, the last place on the podium was Dacia Spring, with 1,954 supplied by Chinese-Romanians. The best-selling model in Japan was Renault’s Megane EV, which ranked 4th with 1,783 registrations.

Speaking of French compact EVs, there are three models of Stellantis behind the Megane EV. The Peugeot e-208 was his fifth place, followed by his sixth-place Peugeot 3008 PHEV (1,052 units), which was his best-selling PHEV last month. His second best-selling PHEV was the Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV (775).

The #8 Mini Cooper EV, still in the top 10, is the best performer of the year with 760 registrations, while another plug-in from the British brand, the Mini Countryman PHEV, ranks 20th with 404 registrations. I went in. The latter was the model’s best result at 23 months. All in all, it’s been a great month for his BMW-owned MINI.

Meanwhile, the Fiat 500e remained in 10th place with 683 registrations, its worst performance since January.Is this a case of allocation policy (i.e. send as much as possible to Germany) Or is demand declining?

Later in the table, the #11 Kia Sportage PHEV scored a record 683 registrations, highlighting the popularity of Korean SUVs in France. Plug-in hybrid crossovers/SUVs in general are on the rise in France, as evidenced by the eight models included in this top 20. Among them, another highlight is the Mercedes GLE PHEV yachtwas ranked 17th in November thanks to 434 registrations. This is the best result in almost two years.

One of the most important events of the month was the MG4 compact hatchback entering the top 20. In just three months on the market he had 407 registered. Expect this model to climb a few places in the future and reach a top ten position in the not too distant future. It’s been another great month for Chinese and British brands. In addition to the MG4’s record result, the updated MG 5 station wagon also achieved a record 282 units. (Competitively priced station wagons are selling well in the European market. Who would have thought…) The ZS EV crossover also consistently scored 328 registrations.

Outside the top 20, we must highlight the increasing sales of the new stylish Peugeot 408 PHEV (215 registrations).

At the Volkswagen Group, the Audi Q4 e-tron hit a record 241 registrations and the sporty Cupra Born, a cousin of the Spanish MEB family, broke the record for the second time in a row with 209 deliveries. Did.

Some went up, some went down, and Renault’s small EV had a terrible month. The tiny Twingo EV had just 343 registrations, its worst result in the past year. The once-omnipotent Renault Zoe has its worst result since the Covid-hit month of April 2020, with just 312 deliveries! EV sold eight times in France (2013-2020) It’s probably the first time in 10 years that we haven’t made it into the top 20! :0

Ah, what a strong man has fallen…

Best-selling plug-in car in France 20 – January to November

Looking at the 2022 rankings, the Peugeot e-208 remains at the top, and with just one month left Peugeot can carefully prepare for its best-selling party of small hatchbacks. December’s Top Followers are still worth keeping an eye on. It’s the #4 Tesla Model 3.

With the second-placed Dacia Spring more than 2,000 units behind and the third-placed Fiat 500e some 3,400 units behind, these two little lion, Because neither is expected to have a sharp leap and peak in December. But the same cannot be said for the fourth-place Tesla Model 3. His distance to first place for the US model is his 3,555 units. Midsizers will need about 5,500 registrations next month to jeopardize the e-208’s leadership position. Considering that the current record for a Model 3 in France is his 5,001 units set in December 2021, and last month was a record high for an off-peak month, the Model 3 has such a record performance can be achieved. Meanwhile… Tesla’s focus on delivering the largest number of units in Germany next month could prevent the Model 3 from delivering record results in his December. And Tesla is trying to even out its “peaks and troughs” approach to quarterly deliveries, so higher off-peak results don’t necessarily mean higher peak amounts, and vice versa. could also mean.

The Renault Megane EV is currently in fifth, moving up two places in November ahead of the Renault Twingo EV in sixth and Renault Zoe in seventh. That last model, Zoe, has been around for years, bread and butter The French automaker’s is currently the third best-selling EV in its stable.

The Renault Megane EV, while still more than 1,000 fewer than the third-placed Fiat 500e, should make significantly less mileage in December.With Renault known for making it regularly end of quarter We cannot rule out the possibility that the French EV posted a record result in December, outperforming the smaller Italian EV, and the Renault model finishing the year in fourth place.

With the #8 Peugeot 3008 PHEV being the comfortable leader in the PHEV category, the French brand looks set to take home the best-selling titles for both BEV and PHEV powertrains.

Renault and the Alliance that Renault joins will bet everything on the Renault Megane EV to win the 2023 BEV title. Stellantis dominance in this category. The multinational conglomerate now owns the entire PHEV podium (Peugeot 3008 PHEV, Peugeot 308 PHEV, Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV).

Speaking of double chevron The model, the Citroën SUV, moved up one spot to No. 12 in November, but at the expense of the Hyundai Kona EV, which is currently undergoing a generational shift. Already he also appeared in one Citroen. The crossover hatchback* e-C4 EV is currently ranked 18th. (*Yes, apparently the crossover hatchback is now case.)

The Kia Sportage PHEV has emerged in 20th place, while the VW ID.3 is just 253 units behind and could still move up the order next month. (Of course, this will only be possible if Volkswagen does not allocate all ID.3s to the domestic market in December….)

Top 5 car brands selling EVs in France — January to November

Looking at the brand ranking, the podium remains unchanged. Leader Peugeot dropped 0.3% to 14.8%, while runner-up Renault performed much worse (13.9%, down from 14.7%). So there is now a considerable distance between the two rivals. Peugeot seems ready to start preparations for the manufacturer’s title party.

The strong performance of its two leading models gave third-placed Tesla a significant share, jumping from 7% to 8.2% in November. I have no problem keeping my bronze medal. This is slightly better than America’s performance at the World Cup. (Congratulations to Croatia on the podium.)

#4 Mercedes remained stable at 5.9% thanks to that. runes line up. The #5 changed positions, with Dacia (5.3%) rejoining the top five, ahead of Fiat (5.1%, down from 5.4%).

Top 5 OEMs selling EVs in France — January to November

As for OEMs, Stellantis is a major force in this market, but its share fell last month. He now has a 29.7% share, compared to his 30.7% share last month. The No. 2 Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, its main rival, lost share in November, with his 20.5% now down significantly from his 21.3% in October. (We’re watching you, Renault.)

Hyundai-Kia is third with 9.4%, followed by #4 Volkswagen Group (9.2%, up from 8.8%). German OEMs, who are chasing the last spot on the podium at the end of the race, are expected to put pressure on the Koreans in December.

Tesla (8.2%) profited from an excellent month, surpassing the BMW Group to take new fifth place.


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