Absolutely battery-electric automobiles (BEVs) proceed to rise in France, with final month’s registrations ending at 20,221 models, or 15% of the full market. Meaning it was one other two-digit progress month for BEVs in France (23% progress).
The general market has been recovering, after a very long time within the pink. It was up 10% yr over yr (YoY) in November, however it’s nonetheless down a big 23% in comparison with November 2019 (the market’s final “regular” yr). So, one can say with certainty that we’re within the demand valley that many have been predicting when forecasting EV disruption.
Full electrics have been one of many highlights of the market, with two-digit progress and 15% of the general auto market in November, however different vital developments are additionally happening. Diesels proceed to be within the canine home, dropping 19% YoY. Diesel’s market share dropped from 19% a yr in the past to its present 14%. (At this tempo, diesel gross sales can be lifeless round 2025.)
For the primary time since February, plugin hybrids (PHEVs) haven’t dropped, getting 12,173 registrations in whole (9.1% share of the auto market). Concerning the BEV/PHEV gross sales breakdown, it remained balanced in direction of BEVs — 62% in November and YTD 2022.
The year-to-date (YTD) registrations are actually over 290,000 models, with the market share for plugin automobiles now at 21% (13% BEV). Count on the market to go up yet another proportion level in December.
20 Prime Promoting Plugin Autos in France — November
In November, the Tesla Mannequin Y (2,891 models) gained the Greatest Sellers trophy, with the crossover performing its greatest off-peak efficiency ever, permitting it to beat its sedan sibling Mannequin 3 on the way in which up and attain #10 general. Regardless of performing beneath the Mannequin Y, the Mannequin 3 however additionally hit an off-peak document, with 2,809 registrations. That put the midsized sedan within the #11 spot general and allowed the US automaker to take the #1 and #2 positions in final month’s EV gross sales rating.
Will this imply document performances in December for the 2 Tesla nameplates? All of it is determined by how a lot quantity Tesla will dump into Germany within the final month of the yr in an effort to revenue from the 2022 model of the native incentives.
However getting again to France, the final place on the rostrum went to the Dacia Spring, with the Sino-Romanian delivering 1,954 models. The very best promoting home mannequin was the Renault Megane EV, in 4th, with 1,783 registrations.
Talking of compact French EVs, behind the Megane EV we now have three Stellantis fashions. The Peugeot e-208 was in fifth, adopted by the #6 Peugeot 3008 PHEV (1,052 models), the most effective promoting PHEV final month. The second greatest promoting PHEV was the Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV (775).
Nonetheless on the highest 10, the #8 Mini Cooper EV had a year-best efficiency, 760 registrations, whereas the opposite plugin from the British model, the Mini Countryman PHEV, joined the desk in #20 with 404 registrations. The latter was the mannequin’s greatest end in 23 months. Total, it was an amazing month for BMW-owned MINI.
Alternatively, the Fiat 500e was simply #10, with 683 registrations, its worst end result since January. Is that this a case of allocation insurance policies (as in, ship all you’ll be able to to Germany) or is demand waning?
Within the second half of the desk, the #11 Kia Sportage PHEV scored a document 683 registrations, highlighting the recognition of the Korean SUV in France. Plugin hybrid crossover/SUVs basically are on the rise in France, because the 8 fashions current on this high 20 can show. Amongst them, one other spotlight is the Mercedes GLE PHEV
yacht, which reached #17 in November because of 434 registrations, its greatest end in virtually two years.
Some of the vital occasions of this month is the MG4 compact hatchback’s arrival within the high 20. It received 407 registrations in solely its third month available on the market! Count on this mannequin to climb a number of positions sooner or later, possibly reaching a high 10 place within the not too distant future. This was one other nice month for the Sino-British model. Apart from the document results of the MG4, the refreshed MG 5 station wagon additionally hit a document 282 models. (Competitively priced station wagons promoting nicely in European markets. Who would have thought?…) Additionally, the ZS EV crossover scored a constant 328 registrations.
Exterior the highest 20, one ought to spotlight the supply ramp-up of the brand new, trendy Peugeot 408 PHEV (215 registrations).
Concerning the Volkswagen Group steady, the Audi This fall e-tron scored a document 241 registrations, and the Spanish relative of the MEB household, the sporty Cupra Born, scored 209 deliveries, its second document efficiency in a row.
For some to go up, others have to return down, and Renault’s small EVs had a horrible month. The little Twingo EV received simply 343 registrations, its worst end in over a yr. The as soon as almighty Renault Zoe had simply 312 deliveries, its worst end result for the reason that Covid-hit month of April 2020! The 8-time greatest promoting EV in France (from 2013 to 2020) might be lacking a high 20 presence for the primary time in 10 years! :0
Oh, how the mighty have fallen….
20 Prime Promoting Plugin Autos in France — January–November
Trying on the 2022 rating, the Peugeot e-208 stored its management place, and with only one month to go, Peugeot can cautiously begin to put together the Greatest Vendor occasion for its small hatchback. It nonetheless must keep watch over its high follower in December. That may be … the #4 Tesla Mannequin 3.
With the #2 Dacia Spring greater than 2,000 models behind and the #3 Fiat 500e some 3,400 models behind, these two shouldn’t trigger any considerations for the small Lion, as neither are anticipated to have a sudden leap and peak in December. However the identical can’t be stated concerning the #4 Tesla Mannequin 3. The US mannequin’s distance to the #1 spot is 3,555 models. The midsizer would wish some 5,500 registrations subsequent month to hazard the e-208’s management place. Contemplating that the Mannequin 3’s present document in France is 5,001 models, set in December 2021, and that final month it had its greatest off-peak month ever, it’s potential the Mannequin 3 will obtain such a document efficiency. Alternatively … Tesla is concentrated in delivering the utmost quantity of models in Germany subsequent month, which could stop the Mannequin 3 from scoring a document end in December. Additionally, Tesla is making an attempt to even out its “peaks & valleys” strategy to quarterly deliveries, so the excessive off-peak outcomes don’t essentially imply we’ll see excessive peak quantities — and it may imply the other.
The Renault Megane EV is now fifth, having jumped two positions in November at the price of the #6 Renault Twingo EV and #7 Renault Zoe. That final mannequin, the Zoe, for years the bread and butter of the French automaker, is now solely the third greatest promoting EV in its steady.
Regardless of being greater than 1,000 models beneath the #3 Fiat 500e, the Renault Megane EV ought to shorten the space considerably in December. With Renault identified for making common end-of-quarter supply peaks with a few of its fashions, one can’t even exclude the likelihood that the French EV will rating a document end in December and surpass the little Italian, permitting the Renault mannequin to finish the yr in 4th.
With the #8 Peugeot 3008 PHEV the comfy chief within the PHEV class, it appears just like the French model will take the most effective vendor titles for each BEV and PHEV powertrains.
Renault, and the Alliance it’s a part of, will wager all the things on the Renault Megane EV to win the BEV title in 2023. On the PHEV facet, the brand new Mercedes GLC PHEV, set to land quickly, would be the solely mannequin in a position to problem Stellantis domination on this class. The multinational conglomerate presently owns the entire PHEV podium (Peugeot 3008 PHEV, Peugeot 308 PHEV, Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV).
Talking of the double chevron mannequin, the Citroen SUV climbed one place in November to #12, on the expense of the Hyundai Kona EV, which is now within the strategy of a generational change. One other Citroen was additionally up — the crossover hatchback* e-C4 EV is now #18. (*Sure, apparently, crossover hatchbacks are actually a factor.)
Now we have a brand new face within the desk, with the Kia Sportage PHEV exhibiting up in #20, however with the VW ID.3 solely 253 models behind, we nonetheless may see a place change right here subsequent month. (After all, this may solely be potential if Volkswagen doesn’t allocate all ID.3s to its home market in December….)
5 Prime Promoting Auto Manufacturers for EV Gross sales in France — January–November
Trying on the model rating, the rostrum didn’t have any place adjustments. Whereas the chief, Peugeot, misplaced 0.3% and dropped to 14.8%, runner-up Renault behaved method worse (13.9%, down from 14.7%) attributable to some lascklutre performances (we’re taking a look at you, Zoe and Twingo EV). So, there’s now a big distance between the 2 rivals. It appears Peugeot can begin to put together the producer title occasion.
As a result of nice efficiency of its two primary fashions, #3 Tesla gained vital share, leaping from 7% share to eight.2% in November. It is going to haven’t any bother holding onto the bronze medal, a bit higher than the USA did within the World Cup. (Congrats to Croatia on one other podium place.)
#4 Mercedes was steady at 5.9%, because of its looong lineup. In #5 we now have a place change, with Dacia (5.3%) re-joining the highest 5 on the expense of Fiat (5.1%, down from 5.4%).
5 Prime Promoting OEMs for EV Gross sales in France — January–November
As for OEMs, Stellantis is the main pressure on this market, however noticed its share drop final month. It now has 29.7% share, in comparison with 30.7% share the earlier month. The #2 Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance is its primary rival but additionally misplaced share in November, with the present 20.5% being down notably from 21.3% in October. (We’re taking a look at you, Renault.)
Hyundai–Kia is in third, with 9.4%, adopted by rising#4 Volkswagen Group (9.2%, up from 8.8%). Count on the German OEM to place strain on the Korean group in December because it goals to achieve the final place of the rostrum within the final stage of the race.
Tesla (8.2%) profited from an amazing month to surpass BMW Group and turn out to be the brand new fifth positioned.
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