Might noticed France’s plugins take over 24% market share, up from 20.9% 12 months on 12 months, with new Stellantis BEVs arriving. Full electrics grew from 12.0% to fifteen.6% share, whereas plugin hybrids barely misplaced share. Total auto quantity was 145,536 items, up some 15% YoY, although nonetheless down on pre-2020 norms. The bestselling BEV in Might was the Tesla Mannequin Y.
Might’s mixed plugin results of 24.3% comprised 15.6% full electrics (BEVs), and eight.7% plugin hybrids (PHEVs). These figures examine with 20.9%, 12.0%, and eight.9%, a 12 months in the past.
In unit volumes, BEVs grew 49% YoY to 22,667 items, whereas PHEV grew 12% to 12,632. This can be a wholesome progress clip for BEVs.
Diesel share dropped from 17.5% YoY, to simply 10.4%, the bottom share of the current many years. We will count on it to dip beneath 10% within the coming few months, and largely stay beneath thereafter.
Bestsellers in Might
France’s bestsellers in Might remained consistent with current traits, with the Tesla Mannequin Y taking the highest spot, at 2,708 items, simply barely forward of the Fiat 500e, at 2,601 items.
Different common favourites, the Peugeot 208, and the Dacia Spring, took third and fourth.
The MG4 put in a file efficiency, with 1,593 items, securing fifth spot in Might. A formidable feat for the newcomer, which solely launched in noticeable quantity in October. This was the most important (relative) quantity progress within the high 10 in Might, let’s see if MG can maintain this stage of provide (there’s no lack of demand).
Just one automobile in high 20 made a much bigger splash — the brand new Jeep Avenger BEV. Jeep is now a part of Stellantis Group, and the Avenger shares a powertrain with the up to date variations of the Peugeot 2008, Citroen e-C4, Opel Mocha, Opel Astra, and comparable Stellantis BEVs. Specs embody a 50.8 kWh usable battery (~54kWh gross), and 100 kW peak charging (~26 minutes 10% to 80% in preferrred circumstances). With tweaked effectivity over earlier Stellantis BEV generations, and being a comparatively mild “Small SUV” (B-segment), the Avenger has WLTP mixed cycle vary of upto 404 kilometres, which — within the gentle climates of France and southern Europe — might be sufficient for a lot of households.
Speaking of the Stellantis BEVs, the brand new Peugeot e-308 additionally noticed its first registered items in France in Might, with 40 preliminary deliveries. It has the identical powertrain specs because the Avenger above, however being a decrease formed hatchback (albeit within the bigger C-segment), has barely higher rated vary of 410 km. The 308 has for years been amongst the highest 10 general bestselling autos in France, so presumably the brand new BEV model ought to go on to be a daily excessive performer in out month-to-month rankings. Let’s see.
One other newcomer to the French Market at vital quantity was the brand new BYD Atto 3, with 60 items in Might (it had landed simply 6 demo items over the earlier two month). Recall that the Atto 3 already began delivering within the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden on the finish of 2022.
The Volkswagen ID.Buzz, which landed in France solely in April, with an preliminary 46 items, has already stepped as much as 79 items in Might. If the ID.Buzz continues to show (comparatively) standard in France, ought to Citroën launch an up to date model of the basic Citroën Sort H van (above) to compete with it? Solutions down beneath please!
Wanting on the 3 month chart, the Mannequin Y continues to be very dominant (although not as a lot so in France as we have now seen in Sweden and Norway).
Total the highest 15 spots had been remarkably static in comparison with 3 months prior, with solely small strikes up or down. There have been no all-new faces within the high 20.
France’s EV transition continues to progress, and though not as headline grabbing as another markets, is definitely doing okay if we take a look at BEV quantity progress. The year-to-date cumulative BEV quantity is over 46% forward of the place it was at this level final 12 months – sturdy progress irrespective of which manner you slice it.
Native heroes Stellantis – chargeable for round 27% of all France’s BEV gross sales – are introducing a number of new fashions, and are repeatedly enhancing the present fashions with larger effectivity and vary. They presumably are additionally rising manufacturing capability for these BEV fashions, if nothing else, to compete with the “feared” inexpensive BEVs from Chinese language manufacturers.
PHEVs have evidently hit a plateau at a stage of roughly 7% to 9% share over the previous 24 months. However BEVs are positively nonetheless rising strongly, and France is taking the duty of opening battery gigafactories severely. There’s each prospect that the nation’s EV transition will proceed at tempo.
What are your ideas on France’s plugins, and EV transition? Ought to Citroën resurrect the Sort H van? Tell us beneath.
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