Plug-in electric car sales doubled in September 2020


Although overall passenger car sales in France fell a few percent in September, the plug-in electric car segment experienced significant growth to achieve one of its highest results on record.The total number of registrations more than doubled for 18 588 (up 207% Year after year). Passenger cars recorded a market share of around 10,6%.

The main result is that the French market dominated by BEVs is turning more towards plug-in hybrids. Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles have increased almost six-fold year over year and may soon equal the volume of hybrid electric vehicles.

September 2020:

  • VEB passengers: 10 011 (up 138%)
  • Plug-in hybrid vehicles for passengers: 7 867 (up 486%)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 706 (up 37%)
  • Total des plug-ins: 18 588 (up 219%)

Sales since the beginning of the year:

  • VEB passengers: 70 538 (up 132%)
  • Plug-in hybrid vehicles for passengers: 40 467 (up 244%)
  • Light commercial BEVs: 5 557 (down 8%)
  • Total des plug-ins: 116 562 (up 142%)

* some data on the graphs are estimated

The ranking of models becomes more interesting this fall, even if the domination of Renault ZOE (2,878 in September and 26,000 YTD) does not remain threatened.

The next two best were Peugeot e-208 (1230) and Tesla Model 3 (1083), but in fourth we saw the all-new Volkswagen ID.3 with 616 registrations.

Usually, Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) and Hyundai Kona Electric have registered 583 and 559 registrations respectively.

The Renault Captur PHEV also stood out in September with 899 registrations.

The detailed registration numbers of plug-in cars have been provided by L’Avere-France:



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