Porsche Panamera PHEV Shines
The French PEV passenger car market registered 2,833 registrations, up 34% YoY, with Plug-in hybrids continuing to grow faster than all-electrics (PHEVs +46%, BEVs +28%), pulling the market up by 20% in 2018, to 13,725 units.
The 2018 PEV share dropped slightly (-0.2%), to 1.8%, with BEVs alone having 1.2% share.
Looking at April Best Sellers, the Zoe (+2% YoY) collected another win, with the runner-up Nissan Leaf scoring 375 deliveries, up 98% regarding the same period last year.
A new face shows up on the Monthly Top 5, with the hot selling Porsche Panamera PHEV collecting its first #5, thanks to 90 deliveries, a new year best.
Por. Panamera PHEV
In a market known for its stability, the Mercedes GLC350e climbed one position to #4, with the 2018 Top 4 now replicating last month ranking.
Other models on the rise were the Smart Fortwo ED and VW Passat GTE, both climbing one position to #7 and #8, respectively, while the Porsche Panamera PHEV leaped six positions into #10, and with the #8 position not that far away, we could even see Porsche's Sports Sedan climb a few more positions in the near future.
The forever-young Peugeot iOn scored 59 registrations last month (+16% YoY), allowing it to climb two positions, to #11, while the BMW X5 PHEV (69 units) had its best result in almost two years, allowing it to rise one position, to #18, and the Citroen C-Zero joined the Top 20, making now 10 BEVs in the Top 20.
Below the Top 20, there is a significant landing this month, with the Jaguar i-Pace registring its first 20 units, which is has beaten the Tesla Model X score last month (16 deliveries).