The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market scored 4,988 registrations in November (+71% year over year, or YoY). All-electric models jumped 119%, their highest growth rate in over 2 years, while plug-in hybrids recovered from the post-NEDC hangover (+11%). This recent uptick pulled the 2018 PEV market share across the auto market to a record 2%, with BEVs alone having 1.4% share (+0.1%). That means PHEVs remained stable at 0.6%. Looking at November best sellers, the Renault Zoe had a strong surge with 1,895 units in November (+144%, and #20 in the mainstream market). It was the main reason BEVs shined so brightly. But it wasn’t the only one, as the #2 Nissan Leaf tripled sales to 420 deliveries and the BMW i3 had its best performance in 8 months, thanks to 229 registrations. But the real events were the #4 Peugeot iOn (258 units) and the #6 Citroen C-Zero (224 units). Free2Move carsharing deliveries allowed both nameplates to break their personal records, an impressive feat considering both models landed 608 8 years ago. Interestingly, after Madrid and Lisbon, Paris is the third city to use large numbers of the tiny EVs in carsharing fleets, which highlights […]

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