Tuesday, June 12, 2018

France May 2018

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Tesla Model S jumps four positions 

The French PEV passenger car market registered 3,099 registrations, up just 4% YoY, with all-electric models growing (slightly) faster than plug-in hybrids (PHEVs +2%, BEVs +5%), something that hadn't been happening lately.

The 2018 PEV share remained stable at 1.8%, with BEVs alone having 1.3% share.

Looking at May Best Sellers, the Zoe collected another win, but registrations were down (-12%) regarding the same month last year, something that the runner-up Nissan Leaf  can't  really complain, due to the new generation, with the Japanese hatchback scoring 375 deliveries, up 40% YoY. 

A new face shows up on the Monthly Top 5, with the Volvo XC60 PHEV ending in Fourth, with 113 registrations

Renault Zoe
Nissan Leaf
BMW i3
Volvo XC60 PHEV
Mercedes GLC350e

In a market known for its stability, the only Top 10 change is the Volvo XC90 PHEV climbing one position to #8, thanks to 100 deliveries, and getting dangerously close to the #6 Kia Soul EV. Will we see two Volvo's in the Top 6?

But it's on the second half of the ranking that the fun stuff happens, first of all, the Tesla Model S jumped 4 places, to #12, thanks to 63 deliveries (same as last year's May), while the BMW X5 PHEV did even better, leaping 5 places, from #18 to #13, while scoring 82 sales, the nameplate best result ever

The VW Golf GTE rejoined the Top 20, in #19, thanks to 46 units (Year best), while a telling change happened in #14, with the Hyundai Ioniq PHEV surpassed its BEV sibling, which seems to confirm rumours that the Korean brand dealerships are trying to divert prospective Ioniq BEV buyers into the PHEV version, as Hyundai tries to prioritize the lower kWh  versions. (1 BEV battery uses as much kWh as 3 PHEVs, allowing it to triple production. And profit, of course). 

In the brands ranking, Renault (36%) continues in the driver seat, followed at a distance by BMW (12%, up 1%) and Nissan (11%). 

1Renault Zoe1085607936
2Nissan Leaf331177911
3BMW i320410766
4Mercedes GLC350e1085733
5Volvo XC60 PHEV1135193
6Kia Soul EV513892
7Smart Fortwo ED683842
8Volvo XC90 PHEV1003752
9VW Passat GTE803632
10Porsche Panamera PHEV653322
11Peugeot iOn633172
12Tesla Model S632952
13BMW X5 PHEV822782
14Hyundai Ioniq PHEV362712
15Hyundai Ioniq Electric202642
16Mini Countryman PHEV82612
17BMW 225xe Active Tourer122542
18Peugeot Partner Tepee EV82181
19VW Golf GTE462141
20Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV412131

Source: Avere France


  1. TanstaaflJune 12, 2018

    In a market as boring as France, for a comment I have to look at the long term perspective.
    The Tesla SC network is growing slow but steadily.
    The Model 3 is creating buzz world-wide that will even be heard in France.
    The mostly nonexistent Tesla retail organization has to be extended for the Model 3 deliveries.

    I see the Models S&X starting at a climb of the ranking list later this year, and the France will love the naming of the model line-up S.3.X.Y.

  2. Τhe new Nissan Leaf, without having any special sales in France, is expected to have a big response later to the consumer in the country because the more they see it on the streets, more sales will increase. The Leaf is an extremely balanced BEV with the only downside that is autonomy.