France April 2019

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"Time to chill...More fun only in June, people!"

Market returns to normal

The French PEV passenger car market registered 4,542 registrations in April, up 43% YoY, with a big portion of this growth coming from BEVs, with 3,222 deliveries last month (+70%), with all-electric cars representing 71% of all plugin sales. This growth is even more significant, when we realize that the overall market remained stagnant (+0.4%). 

This result kept the 2019 PEV share at 2.6%, with BEVs alone having 1.9% share.

On the other hand, diesel sales just keep on sliding, having reached a minimum of 33% last month, far from the 64% it had just 5 years ago...Will we see France drop the diesel addiction by 2024?

Looking at last month Best Sellers, the Renault Zoe sales were up 53% last month, to 1,472 units, earning it the #34 spot overall, while this month main news came in 3rd place, with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV reaching 281 units, a new year best for the Japanese SUV, that is starting to become a case study, as it looks indifferent to the passing of time, it has been on sale for six years now, or the headwinds that plugin hybrids are experiencing.  

Elsewhere, the Tesla Model 3 is back at more normal levels, having ended the month in 4th, with 251 deliveries, far from the 940 registrations that its Mercedes C-Class Premium competitor managed to make last month. 

Will the Tesla sedan be able to make regular 1,000/month performances over time, or were the 1,153 units of March a freak event? Discuss.

Renault Zoe
Nissan Leaf
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV
Tesla Model 3
Kia Niro EV

In a market known for its stability, this time there were a number of changes in the top positions, with the Mitsubishi Outlander jumping 2 spots to 4th, switching places (and the PHEV leadership) with the Volvo XC60 PHEV.

Interestingly, the other change on the Top 10 also involved a PHEV, with the Mini Countryman PHEV climbing to #8.

On the second half of the ranking, the Mercedes E300e/de twins have joined the Top 20, in #18, being the first Mercedes to show up here in 2019. Maybe the EQC could join it by year end?

Underlining the Korean brands good moment, Hyundai saw both its best selling models climb in the ranking, with the Kona EV registering 161 units, a new record, allowing it to go up one place, to #11, while the Ioniq PHEV was also up one position, to #19.

In the brands ranking, Renault (30%, up 1%), continues in the leading position, while Tesla (10%, down 2%) is in the 2nd spot, with Volvo (8%, down 1%) and Nissan (8%) both running for the podium. 

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