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EVs Take 23.3% Share In France – Dacia Spring High

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France – Dacia Spring High


France noticed EVs take 23.3% share of the auto market in July, up from 18.6% 12 months on 12 months. Plugin hybrids noticed robust progress in share, with full electrics seeing modest progress. General auto quantity, at 128,947 models, was up by some 20% YoY, although nonetheless under pre-2020 norms. The Dacia Spring was France’s bestselling full electrical in July.

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France

July’s tallies noticed mixed EVs take 23.3% share, with full electrics (BEVs) at 13.1%, and plugin hybrids (PHEVs) at a document excessive of 10.3% share. These figures examine with 18.6%, 11.9%, and 6.7%, a 12 months in the past.

Plugin hybrids are at present driving on a wave of a number of not too long ago launched fashions with higher electrical vary (effectively over 50km in most circumstances). Many of those upgraded PHEVs come from house manufacturers of Peugeot, Citroen, and DS, and aren’t provide restricted.

One draw back is that there are nonetheless robust buy incentives in France for PHEVs. Buy incentives are probably counterproductive, as a result of they do nothing to make sure that PHEVs are the truth is usually plugged in, and used as designed. They might even entice patrons who don’t have any real intention of plugging in, however solely wish to get a free low cost on what are usually the higher stage trim (and usually extra highly effective) variants of a brand new automobile.

The one “incentive” for PHEVs ought to be the financial savings on power prices when plugged in, and e.g. free entry to city air pollution zones when operating on electrical.

Returning to July’s outcomes, in quantity phrases, PHEVs had been up 83% YoY, while BEVs had been up 32%.

On the flip aspect, diesels had been down 30% YoY, to a document low quantity of 12,491 models, and their second consecutive month of sub-10% market share. We are able to count on this to be a daily prevalence any further.

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France - Evolution

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France – Evolution

BEV Bestsellers

July’s finest promoting BEV was a long run favorite, the Dacia Spring (2,127 models), forward of the Tesla Mannequin Y, and Fiat 500.

Few fashions within the prime 20 had good outcomes – most had been considerably down from their latest common volumes, together with the entire prime 10 excluding the Renault Twingo, which was marginally up.

Additional again, the BMW iX1, in fifteenth spot, continued to develop volumes, to a brand new excessive of 275 models. In 18th spot, the DS3 Crossback additionally upped its recreation to a brand new document quantity of 249 models.

The DS3 is little doubt helped by the latest ~10% enhance in battery dimension (now 50.8 kWh usable) and vital effectivity features. Collectively these have offered a formidable 26% enchancment in rated vary (320 km to 402 km) in comparison with the primary automobile iteration in 2020.

The identical latest vary enhancements have come to the Stellantis group’s different BEVs, and far kudos is because of them, for taking the method of holding a modest dimension of battery and successful vary primarily by way of effectivity features. Doing it proper!

Lastly, in twentieth place, the brand new Good “#1” scored a document supply of 244 models. The Good will share its platform, and technical specs, with the Volvo EX30, attributable to launch mid 2024. If you happen to don’t wish to await the Volvo… the Good is already right here, and proving itself.

There have been no vital new mannequin entrants to the French BEV market in July.

Let’s verify the 3-month figures:

Right here, the Tesla Mannequin Y has a powerful lead, regardless of the same old Tesla supply ebb in the beginning of the quarter. It has held the 3-month prime spot constantly since March. Additionally it is France’s ninth finest promoting automobile of any variety, 12 months so far.

The second place is tightly contested between the Fiat 500, Dacia Spring, and Tesla Mannequin 3.

There are few huge strikes within the prime 20. The MG ZS has stepped as much as 14th spot, from twenty fifth beforehand, off the again of a powerful June efficiency. The Renault Zoe continues to point out its age, falling to fifteenth spot, from seventh beforehand.

Simply slipping in on the finish of the checklist, the brand new Jeep Avenger joined the highest 20 after solely being on sale for 3 months — a formidable efficiency.


The auto market’s progress over latest months — up 16% 12 months so far, and primarily powered by plugins — has helped the French financial system outperform a few of its neighbours. Annual GDP progress most not too long ago stands at 0.9%. That is weak however at the least constructive, whereas most different eurozone economies are both flat or destructive.

Stellantis Group — already Europe’s third largest BEV producer — intend to virtually double the variety of BEV mannequin choices over the following 12 months or so. This can assist France’s EV trajectory to maintain shifting forwards at a wholesome clip. In the meantime market chief Tesla will hold pushing progress additionally.

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