Tuesday, October 15, 2019

France September 2019

Resultado de imagem para Tesla Model 3 France

Tesla and Renault Shine

The French PEV passenger car market registered 5,553 registrations in June, up 46% YoY, and the double-digit growth is even more significant, when we realize that the overall market remains stagnant (-1%).

The September result (2.8%) placed the 2019 PEV share at 2.6%, with BEVs alone having 1.9% share

With BEVs (+57%) growing faster than PHEVs (+31%), all-electric cars represented 76% of all plugin sales last month, above the 2019 average (72%), which means that BEVs are winning the upper hand over PHEVs.  

The BEV mommentum is reflected in the September Best Selling models, with the Renault Zoe scoring 1,568 units, managing to grow 6% YoY, an impressive performance, considering the model is in a mid-life changing cycle, and the EV versions of the Peugeot 208, among others, are just a couple of months away…

Elsewhere, the Tesla Model 3 had another high tide, reaching another 1,000/month performance in September, with the 1,061 units of last month in line with the other peaks of the Tesla midsize sedan.

The surprise of the month was the Volvo XC60 PHEV reaching the 5th spot, with 230 registrations, with the Swedish SUV beating the Outlander PHEV and winning the Best Selling plugin hybrid trophy of the month

A fluke, or is Volvo's midsizer going after the Japanese SUV? To be continued... 

Renault Zoe
Tesla Model 3
Nissan Leaf
BMW i3
Volvo XC60 PHEV

In a market known for its stability, the main news was the Volvo XC60 PHEV climbing to #7, while the Range Rover Sport PHEV cruise ship SUV was up to #11 and other two plugin hybrids also climbed positions, with the BMW 225xe A. Tourer climbing to #14 and the Hyundai Ioniq PHEV to #15.

Surprisingly the Jurassic Citroen C-Zero surpassed the Mercedes E300e/de twins, reaching the 17th spot. 

The Tesla Model S is in #20, with 401 deliveries this year, while the Model X is in #23, with 341 units, 69 of them last month.

But it won't be easy for the Tesla SUV to rejoin the ranking, as there are plenty of new models outside the Top 20 with big ambitions, like the #24 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, that registered 72 units last month, or the #25 Kia Soul EV, that delivered 90 units in September, the nameplate best result in 20 months, not mentioning the fresh BMW 330e (68 units last month), or the Audi Q5 PHEV (67 units).

In the brands ranking, Renault (31%), continues in the leading position, while Tesla (13%) is firm in the 2nd spot, all while Kia and Nissan (both with 7%) and Volvo and BMW (both 6%) are all running for the last place in the podium. 


  1. Are we seeing a PHEV resurgence in EU countries now that manufacturers have adjusted to last year's WLTP changes? A resurgence, I'll note, that isn't keeping pace with the continuing BEV surge.

    1. I think so, but as you said, it will not stale the BEV growth, as it will most likely steal sales from regular ICE models.

  2. In this market, the leading Renault Zoe still manages to sell in good numbers even though the switch to the new generation in well underway and the shadow of the upcoming e-208 is visible.
    On the other hand, the Nissan Leaf, the BMW i3 and the Tesla Model S are suffering, posting diminished registrations. Surely the Nissan Leaf is loosing ground due to the transition to the new 62 kWh model but also from the Kia Niro impact.

    From the posted data, Q32019 standings are:
    1st Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance with 18243 vehicles
    2nd Tesla with 5604 vehicles
    3rd Kia-Hyundai with 4110 vehicles
    4th BMW Group with 3749 vehicles
    5th Volvo car with 2357 vehicles

    1. How is the i3 suffering? September sales are above YTD average, above June sales, and also above September 2018... Looks like an all around win to me?

      Even the Leaf is only slightly down -- compared to June, actually not more than the Zoe. (Though a bit worse YTD and year over year.) And Model S is down in September only because this model's European deliveries for this quarter mostly fell on August.