Wednesday, February 13, 2019

France January 2019

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BEVs step up 

The French PEV passenger car market registered 4,210 registrations in January (+78% YoY), with all-electric models jumping 138%, the highest growth rate in over 2 years, while plug-in hybrids remained in positive ground (+14%).

This recent pick up pulled the 2019 PEV share to a record 2.7%, with BEVs alone having 2% share.

Looking at January Best Sellers, the Renault Zoe registrations uptick continues (+136% YoY!), with 1,496 units (#29 in the mainstream market), being the main reason for BEVs to shine, but it wasn't the only one, as the #3 Smart Fortwo ED tripled sales to 306 deliveries, while the #2 Nissan Leaf maintained its sustained growth, thanks to 341 units. 

But the real events were the Kia Niro EV (149 units) and the Hyundai Kona EV (147) performances, winning a Top 10 spot, while the presence of both Hyundai Ioniq's (#15 & #17) and the Kia Niro PHEV (#18), underline the current deliveries push that the Korean Group is doing in Europe.

In a market known for its stability, this time there are some interesting surprises, besides the Korean rise, Jaguar-Land Rover had a great month, placing all three plugins in the Top 20, with the Land Rover Range Rover Sport PHEV, along with winning the title of longest model name, earning the #11 spot, followed but its posher sibling Range Rover PHEV (#12), while the fully electric Jaguar i-Pace joined the ranking, in #20.

Both Volvo SUVs scored record results, with the midsize XC60 PHEV registering 214 units, while the fullsize barge XC90 PHEV delivered 195 units, with both running with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (214 units), for the Best Selling PHEV title.

In the brands ranking, Renault (36%) continues to lead the way, followed at a distance by the #2 Volvo (10%) and the #3 Nissan (9%), with the #4 Smart (8%) following closely. 


  1. One year before the new limits for CO2 emissions start getting phased in, the European plug-in market seems to be waking up to the urgency. I expect a market share between 3.5% and 4% for the year.

  2. With Model3 and Pegeout plugins coming, I’d say >5% market share is guaranteed in France this year.

    1. You are being modest I will say >25% :)

    2. Haha ok maybe 5% for the whole year is too much (depends when Peugeot roll out their PHEV army), but there will definitely be some >5% months.

  3. 5% would be nice, maybe in the second half of the year, once the new Zoe is up and running, we will get there.