EVs Take 23.3% Share In France – Dacia Spring Top

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France – Dacia Spring Top


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 beneath 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 file excessive of 10.3% share. These figures evaluate 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 lately launched fashions with higher electrical vary (properly over 50km in most circumstances). Many of those upgraded PHEVs come from residence manufacturers of Peugeot, Citroen, and DS, and are usually not provide restricted.

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

The one “incentive” for PHEVs must 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 file low quantity of 12,491 models, and their second consecutive month of sub-10% market share. We are able to anticipate this to be a daily prevalence any more.

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 current common volumes, together with all the prime 10 except 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 file quantity of 249 models.

The DS3 is little question helped by the current ~10% enhance in battery measurement (now 50.8 kWh usable) and important effectivity good points. Collectively these have supplied a formidable 26% enchancment in rated vary (320 km to 402 km) in comparison with the primary car iteration in 2020.

The identical current vary enhancements have come to the Stellantis group’s different BEVs, and far kudos is because of them, for taking the method of conserving a modest measurement of battery and profitable vary primarily through effectivity good points. Doing it proper!

Lastly, in twentieth place, the brand new Sensible “#1” scored a file supply of 244 models. The Sensible will share its platform, and technical specs, with the Volvo EX30, resulting from launch mid 2024. When you don’t need to await the Volvo… the Sensible is already right here, and proving itself.

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

Let’s test the 3-month figures:

Right here, the Tesla Mannequin Y has a powerful lead, regardless of the standard Tesla supply ebb at the beginning of the quarter. It has held the 3-month prime spot repeatedly since March. Additionally it is France’s ninth finest promoting car of any type, 12 months so far.

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

There are few large 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 listing, 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 current 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 recently stands at 0.9%. That is weak however at the very least optimistic, whereas most different eurozone economies are both flat or destructive.

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

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