France: Plug-In Car Sales Increased By 21% In January 2022

There are now more than 800,000 plug-ins on the French roads.

The French car market continued to decrease for the eighth consecutive month in January 2022. The drop was substantial at 19% year-over-year.

The plug-in electric car sales are immune to this (fortunately) and noted another month of growth. According to L’Avere-France, in January, some 19,089 plug-in vehicles were registered (up 21% year-over-year).

The number includes 18,152 passenger plug-in cars, which correlates to 17.6% of the market. In total, there are now more than 800,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the roads of France.

New plug-in vehicle registrations:

Passenger BEVs: 10,218 – up 58% at 9.9% market share
Passenger PHEVs: 7,934 – down 3% at 7.7% market share
Light commercial BEVs: 888 – up 21% at 3.1% market share
Light commercial PHEVs: 49
Total plug-ins: 19,089 – up 21%

For reference, in 2021, over 315,000 new plug-ins were registered in France. That’s 62% more than a year ago.

The three top all-electric passenger models are:

Dacia Spring: 1,494
Renault ZOE: 1,362 (plus 141 commercial versions)
Peugeot e-208: 1,183 (plus 94 commercial versions)

The three top passenger plug-in hybrid models are:

Peugeot 3008 PHEV: 1,230
Peugeot 308 PHEV: 687
Citroen C5 AC PHEV: 584

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