France EV Market Share Hits 9.5% In July — And 4× Volume Growth Year-on-Year
July 2020 saw France’s plugin passenger vehicle market share hit 9.5%, up from 2.5% in July 2019. The overall auto market showed continued recovery, up 3.7% in July 2020 compared to July 2019. Best selling plugin vehicles included the Renault Zoe and Peugeot e-208.
Plugin sales volume in July was 16,967, compared to 4,258 in July 2019 — a massive growth of 4× in absolute sales.
The detailed July plugin vehicle share breakdown was 5.57% (9967 units) full battery electric (BEV) and 3.91% (7000 units) plugin hybrid (PHEV). This is slightly stronger growth in share for PHEVs year-on-year. Although, BEVs remain the most popular type of plugin.
Provisional CCPA data only gives overall model-name sales for the month (“Peugeot 208”), not breaking out electric variants (“Peugeot e-208”). We can, however, identify that the Renault Zoe scored a strong 3,834 French sales in July, not as high as the record June push (6,011 sales) but still above the average of recent months, with 21,484 sales year-to-date. We can estimate that the Peugeot e-208 is set to retain the runner-up spot, with sales around the same level as June (which saw 2127 sales), and around 11,000 sales year to date.
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