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France September 2022 Electric Car Sales and PHEV Sales

The market share of plug-in vehicles reached 24.2%. BEVs were 15.9%, PHEVs were 8.2%.

Among passenger vehicles, all-electrics outsold diesels last month. This is the first time it happened in France, at least in this century.

Also: at 15.9%, the market share of all-electrics set a new record (surpassing December 2021).

Top 10 all-electrics, September 2022:
1. Renault Megane E-Tech Electric (2897 units)
2. Tesla Model 3 (2202 units)
3. Dacia Spring (2170 units)
4. Peugeot e-208 (2129 units)
5. Renault Twingo (1387 units)
6. Fiat 500e (1269 units)
7. Tesla Model Y (1261 units)
8. Renault Zoe (1117 units)
9. Peugeot e-2008 (867 units)
10. Volkswagen ID.3 (632 units)

It was an end-of-quarter month, a “Tesla month” in which large shipments of Teslas usually arrive in Europe (of course the Model Y is now also made locally). There was a hiccup in June — some European markets got a smaller number of vehicles than usual. While Tesla’s French deliveries are up in September compared to June, it’s not a Tesla model that is the real star of this ranking.

About 2900 units of the Megane E-Tech Electric were delivered in September — the best monthly result for this model so far. Introducing this generation of the Megane as an all-electric vehicle, without any ICE counterpart, turned out to be a good bet by Renault.

Renault sold more BEVs than Tesla last month — and that’s not counting Renault-owned Dacia. The Renault Zoe and the Dacia Spring are finding customers despite their crash test results.

Top 10 PHEVs, September 2022:
1. Peugeot 3008 PHEV (894 units)
2. Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV (846 units)
3. Peugeot 308 PHEV (597 units)
4. Mercedes GLA PHEV (576 units)
5. DS7 PHEV (535 units)
6. Mercedes GLC PHEV (496 units)
7. Hyundai Tucson PHEV (432 units)
8. Audi Q3 PHEV (424 units)
9. Kia Niro PHEV (397 units)
10. BMW X3 PHEV (379 units)

Four French models in the top 5. Also, the Mercedes GLA PHEV outsold the GLC PHEV this time.

The market year to date (Jan-Sep 2022)

Here are the results year to date (all figures according to AAA Data).

Top 10 all-electrics, year to date (Jan-Sep 2022):
1. Peugeot e-208 (14108 units)
2. Dacia Spring (13022 units)
3. Fiat 500e (12454 units)
4. Renault Twingo (10702 units)
5. Renault Zoe (10632 units)
6. Tesla Model 3 (10265 units)
7. Renault Megane E-Tech Electric (9154 units)
8. Tesla Model Y (5974 units)
9. Peugeot e-2008 (5481 units)
10. Hyundai Kona Electric (4781 units)

Top 10 PHEVs, year to date (Jan-Sep 2022):
1. Peugeot 3008 PHEV (7938 units)
2. Peugeot 308 PHEV (4778 units)
3. Mercedes GLC PHEV (4603 units)
4. Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV (4377 units)
5. Hyundai Tucson PHEV (3231 units)
6. DS7 PHEV (3193 units)
7. BMW X3 (2831 units)
8. Kia Sportage (2519 units)
9. Mercedes GLA (2308 units)
10. Volvo XC40 PHEV (2305 units)

Looking at the entire passenger vehicle market (both plug-in and non-plug-in vehicles), there was a year-over-year increase in monthly sales in September 2022. Of course non-plug-in vehicles still constitute the majority of the market.


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