Thanks to Renault Zoe's leading performance, electric vehicle registrations surged more than 47% in October. What approach the bar of 30,000 units sold in France since January.
Where would be the sales of electric vehicles in France without the Renault Zoé? In October, the city was sold 1,869 times, enough to ensure the number one position in the electrical market in France, far ahead of the Nissan Leaf and its 421 units. The Zoe alone accounted for more than half of all zero-emission vehicle registrations in France, including passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
In total, 3,694 registrations of electric vehicles were registered in October. This total is up 47.2% compared to October 2017. The bulk of the volume is provided by passenger cars with 2,861 units (+65.2%). The Renault Zoe is at the top of the list with 1,745 registrations (+ 125.2%), ahead of the Nissan Leaf (410) and the smart fortwo (108). We also note the rise of models such as the Volkswagen e-Golf (79 units, + 365%) and the Hyundai Ioniq (55 units, + 358%).
As for light trucks, the market was calmer with 833 registrations, a volume up 7.1%. The Renault Kangoo Z.E. still dominates the debates with 388 units despite a complicated October (-23.5%). The Zoé follows with 124 units (+ 175.6%), ahead of the Nissan e-NV200 (95 units, + 265.4%). Note in passing the recognition of the first registrations of the Renault Master Z.E.
With this positive October, the electric vehicle market has improved its performance since January. It grew 17% to 29,447 units. Passenger cars hit 23,084 units (+ 13%) with the Renault Zoé leading the gondola (12,585 units, -1.8%). As for light trucks, they cumulated 6,363 registrations, a net increase of 34.2%.