Despite a terrible December, when sales were down from 1.012 units in November to just 586, 2012 was a great year for EV's in France, with sales more than tripling and reaching 11.447 vehicles, keeping the french market as the third largest in the world.
Models-wise, the Renault Kangoo ZE kept the best seller crown it had earned in 2011, but the great performance of the year belonged to the Renault Twizy, landing in #2 with a great 19% share. On the other hand, the biggest loser also came from Renault, with the Fluence ZE down 26% and dropping 4 places to #9. It looks like the french sedan didn't convinced
In third comes the Bolloré Blue Car, a car used by the Autolib carsharing company, an example of the importance of fleets in this market.
Further down, notice the best-selling Plug-In Hybrid, the Toyota Prius at #7 and 4th in December, promising a successful 2013 for Toyota.
Finally, in #12 there's the "Next Big Thing" in the french market, the Renault Zoe, hoping Renault that it can complete with it the Kangoo and Twizy top spots, performing for the french carmaker a 1-2-3 podium this year.
|Renault Kangoo ZE||168||2.869||25|
|Bolloré Blue Car||1.543||13|
|Toyota Prius Plug-In||60||413||4|
|Renault Fluence ZE||295||3|
|Smart Fortwo ED||35||66||1|
|VW Golf Blue-e-motion||15||0|
|BMW Active E||10||0|