Wednesday, May 9, 2018

France April 2018

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

Renault Zoe
Nissan Leaf
BMW i3
Mercedes GLC350e
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). 

In the brands ranking, Renault (36%, down 1%) continues in the driver seat, followed at a distance by BMW and Nissan (Both with 11%), while Volvo, with 6% share (Up 1%), is still far from the podium positions. 

Source: Avere France


  1. Thanks for wonderful work, any plans to make a all time top 5 for the world at least like you made a year ago?

    1. Yes, i usually make those articles when i go on 2 weeks vacations, so expect them to be here in the first half of September.

  2. Decent sales of BMW I3, of course, the bet is if the LEAF will manage to outperform King ZOE sales ... maybe at the end of this year;

    1. Interesting perspective...

      Why do you think the Leaf can go head to head with the Zoe?

    2. The LEAF is a complete package and at the same time more expensive, the two cars are essentially cousins, not constructionally but as co-operating companies, and I expect the French to pay special respect to the LEAF's superiority. On the other hand, the ZOE does not have any significant development but only a small increase in the power of the electric motor that has just taken place.