In France, the electric vehicle segment has surpassed 18,000 registrations since the beginning of 2018, according to figures from Avere France, a national association created in 1978 to promote the acquisition and use of electric and hybrid vehicles.
After a few subdued months, the electric passenger car market rose significantly in June: 3,240 vehicles were registered, including 74 models equipped with a range extender, compared to 2,895 in 2017. This represents an increase of 11.92% year-on-year, while the entire segment saw an increase of 4.10%.
The Renault ZOE has maintained its lead and continues to carry registrations of electric passenger cars (60.90% of market share), despite a less sustained increase: 1,928 models were put to the road in June (+ 2.44%).
In second place, the Nissan LEAF showed a rise of 143.01% with 469 vehicles. The BMW i3 retains third place with 182 new registrations, including 74 units equipped with a range extender.
The Tesla Model S took fourth place despite a slight decrease in registrations (-5.50%): 103 models were registered in 2018 against 109 in June 2017.