Tesla Model 3 still n ° 1 in the French electric vehicle market, Renault Zoe n ° 1 in May – –

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Tesla Model 3 still n ° 1 in the French electric vehicle market, Renault Zoe n ° 1 in May – –


The French plug-in vehicle market continues in the fast lane, with May’s plug-in share reaching 17% last month (8.2% BEV), taking YTD’s share to a record 15% (7, 1% BEV), which represents a good increase of 4 percentage points compared to the 2020 result (11%), while the share of 20% that I had predicted for the whole year seems well in time.

Interestingly, most of the growth came from plug-in hybrids, with plug-in hybrids accounting for 53% of registrations in May, 1 percentage point above this year’s average and a significant jump from the 40 % they had in 2020. Maybe it’s time to cut plug-in subsidies. hybrids?

For the first time this year, in May, the Renault Zoe managed to win its trophy for best domestic seller, thanks to 2,577 registrations, a new year record. So it seems that the French car manufacturer has (finally) recovered from the end of 2020 registration fever and returns to its usual state. Expect Zoe to collect a few more trophies over the next few months. …

… But not in June, because this one seems destined for the Tesla Model 3, which registered a surprising 2,111 registrations last month. The sports sedan looks set to set a new personal best next month (5,000 units? 6,000?), Beating the Renault Zoe’s expected June score of 3,000 to 3,500 in June.

Bad news for the Peugeot e-208, 4th in May with 1,199 units, because not only the top 2 is in good shape, but also its teammate Peugeot 3008 PHEV (# 3 with 1,712 registrations). Thanks to its recent facelift, the 3008 PHEV in great shape, scoring another score close to the record. This means that little Carlin should only have a chance to step onto the podium until July, when the Model 3 picks up its usual pace. vacation month off.

In the first half of the table, the biggest surprise is the appearance of SAIC’s MG eHS PHEV in # 7, with 590 deliveries, breaking its previous record and creating an impressive result for the Sino-British SUV. This is the highest level ever reached for a SAIC model in France.

Another surprise in the first half of the table is the instant success of the # 8 Hyundai Tucson PHEV, which scored 578 units in its landing month. Expect the popular Korean SUV to continue riding this wave of success, maybe even making it into the top 5 soon.

Elsewhere, mention is made of the record score of the Audi Q3 PHEV # 19, with 359 registrations, while it is less ambitious parent, the Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV, was # 20, with 338 registrations.

Below the top 20, a mention is due for the 331 deliveries of the popular Ford Kuga PHEV, while the Skoda Enyaq had 234 registrations in just its second month on the market, and in accordance with the Volkswagen Group’s compact SUV / crossover topic, the new Cupra Terminator Formentor PHEV recorded a record 253 registrations last month. So the sporty crossover could be another candidate for a presence in the top 20.

Looking at the 2021 rankings, the Peugeot e-208 experienced a sharp drop from its leadership position, with the Tesla Model 3 (new # 1), Peugeot 3008 PHEV (# 2) and Renault Zoe (# 3) all overtaking the Peugeot. VE. In fact, this is the first time this year that the Zoe is ahead of its great rival. …

But not all are roses in the Renault team, since the Twingo has lost a lot of ground against its rival Stellantis (only 490 registrations last month), the French EV hanging by a thread (or 13 to be more precise) in the 6th. position. The Fiat 500e is expected to climb one position next month to beat the local hero in the city car category.

The second half of the table featured a number of changes, with the Volvo XC40 PHEV climbing one position, to 12th place, which was the same number of places as the Mini Cooper EV, now in 15th position.

At the bottom of the standings, the Renault Mégane PHEV jumped two places to 18th place, while the Ford Kuga PHEV joined the table in 20th place.

In the manufacturer’s ranking, Peugeot (18%) and Renault (15%) are stable in the first positions, while Tesla (8% share, up 1 point) closes the podium, ahead of Mercedes up (7%, up 1 point) and Volkswagen (6%).

In terms of equipment manufacturers, Stellantis is the major force, with a 30% market share, far behind the Renault-Nissan Alliance with only 16%, while the best foreign equipment supplier is the Volkswagen group, with a 13% share (in increase of 2 points), well ahead of Tesla, BMW Group and Daimler.

It’s impressive that Tesla, with just one model, can sell as many as the two German premium OEMs, which have long queues of plugins, right?


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