EVs Take 25.7% Share In France — Tesla Mannequin Y High

August noticed plugin EVs take 25.7% share of the auto market in France, up from 21.0% yr on yr. The quantity of full electrical gross sales grew by nearly 60% YoY.  General auto quantity was 113,599 items, up 24% YoY, although nonetheless far under pre-2020 seasonal norms. August’s greatest promoting full electrical was the Tesla Mannequin Y.

EVs Take 25.7% Share In France


The month noticed mixed plugin EVs take 25.7% share, comprising 17.3% full battery electrics (BEVs), and eight.4% plugin hybrids. These examine with YoY respective shares of 21.0%, 13.5% BEV, and seven.5% PHEV. We are able to see that BEVs have grown share at almost 1.3x over the previous 12 months, while PHEVs have solely grown marginally.

When it comes to unit volumes, BEVs grew by 59.5% YoY, to 19,656 gross sales. PHEVs grew 38.1% to 9,530 gross sales. Each courses of plugin thus outperformed the general market’s quantity development of 24.3%.

Diesel share continued to fall, hitting a brand new report low in August with 9.0% share, from 15.5% yr on yr. Alongside development in plugins, some development in delicate hybrids is going on to fill the void left by diesel, however these are a short lived answer to repeatedly tightening air pollution and emissions restrictions. In the long term, plugins will take over from these additionally.

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France’s Finest Promoting BEVs

The Tesla Mannequin Y was again to the highest of the BEV charts with 3,051 items registered in August, and its sibling the Tesla Mannequin 3 got here in second with 2,258 items.

The Peugeot 208 took third spot with 1,609 items.

Be aware that — on account of low supply information decision this month — some mannequin totals are estimated, however the rating must be correct.

If you happen to’ve seen the Germany report, you’ll know that some manufacturers (notably Opel) prioritised allocations to Germany in August, forward of the looming incentive reduce there. Thus French deliveries for Opel, and some different manufacturers, noticed decrease than regular volumes.

There was one notable new mannequin debut in August, the Lotus Eletre. Priced from €97,890 the brand new Lotus efficiency SUV is not going to change the amount panorama in France, however it’s good to see these higher segments of the auto market now accelerating their transition over to BEV. These halo auto segments do have a “pattern” affect on the upper quantity inexpensive segments.

Let’s verify the three month image (once more, some totals are estimated):

Tesla is clearly dominant, taking the highest 2 spots, and by a good margin.

Tesla’s energy in France continues to be exceptional given the native market’s lengthy standing penchant for principally small and inexpensive fashions.

Talking of which, the great worth MG4 has continued to climb, from seventh beforehand, to now take the fifth spot.

There shall be a number of new BEV launches from Stellantis and Renault to search for over the approaching months.

The Peugeot 308 has already arrived in Germany, so must be imminent in its house market additionally. It shares its underlying platform and know-how with the Opel Astra, with a WLTP vary of over 400 km. Each are C-Phase hatchback automobiles, round 4,367 mm in size, and also will be supplied in touring-wagon variants.

Subsequent week, Peugeot will unveil their upcoming SUV the e-3008, taller than the e-308 hatchback (by nearly 200 mm), and nearly 100 mm longer (4,445 mm). It’s going to use the brand new e-VMP Stellantis platform (designed primarily for mid sized automobiles), which allows extra highly effective motors and bigger battery sizes.

The brand new platform will settle for as much as 98 kWh of battery. Whether or not this a lot battery shall be accessible (or wanted) for the C-segment e-3008, or solely come later with the bigger Peugeot e-5008 (round 4650+ mm), we’ll study subsequent week. The 3008 will most likely not launch earlier than early-to-mid 2024. Opel will launch its personal near-twin of the 3008, known as the Grandland, someday in H2 2024.

The Fiat 600e, which can share a lot of the Jeep Avenger’s specs (over 400km WLTP), in additional rounded retro packaging, and may arrive in December 2023, or Q1 2024. Just like the Opel Astra and Peugeot e-308 talked about above, that is based mostly on Stellantis’ present BEV platform, although this platform has steadily  improved in effectivity since launching 4 years in the past.

The Renault Scenic, a better roofline sibling of the Renault Megane, with related technical specs and pricing, will arrive in February 2024. Round this time, Renault can even exhibit the ultimate manufacturing model of the electrical Renault 5, based mostly on the brand new CMF-B EV platform. Buyer deliveries of the Renault 5 ought to begin in Autumn 2024.

We are going to preserve a watch out for all of those upcoming BEVs, and extra, and monitor their development within the French market.


France’s 24% YoY auto gross sales development in August helped to prop up the broader economic system. GDP development was at 1% YoY in July, up from 0.8% YoY in June. Though lacklustre, that is a lot more healthy than Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Sweden, Austria (amongst others), that are at present seeing shrinking economies.

Inflation in France can be higher than most, although did improve from 4.3% to 4.8% from July to August. Rates of interest are flat at 4.25%. Manufacturing PMI was 46 in August, up barely from 45.1 in July.

These financial figures recommend that — though the auto market is at present seeing YoY development on account of backlog-rebound off the again of the earlier interval of provide chain issues — it received’t be booming anytime quickly.

Alternatively, oil costs are climbing, and electrical energy charges have come again nearer to regular ranges in comparison with the extremes of 2022. This vitality pricing sample will clearly proceed to strongly favour the long run financial benefit of BEVs, and most automotive consumers at the moment are conscious of this. Regardless of the total auto market volumes, we are able to count on EV share to proceed to steadily improve over the approaching months.

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