The Avere France association (National Association for the Development of Electric Mobility) has just unveiled its latest barometer of electric vehicle sales. In November 2022, more than one in five French people (21.4%) have fallen for an electric car or an electric hybrid. This is 16.3% more than in November 2021.
While world sales are breaking records, it would therefore seem that the French public is also conquered. If this figure includes companies and individuals (34,912 models in total), individuals alone recorded 20,000 registrations, or 15% of new vehicle sales in November 2022. Plug-in hybrids sold 12,340 units, or 9.2 % market share. Not bad for a motorization announced as dead a few months ago.
In 2022, therefore, 304,404 100% electric and PHEV vehicles were sold.
What are the best-selling electric cars in France in November 2022?
Unsurprisingly, the best-selling electric cars are those of Tesla with the Model Y first (2,891 copies) and the Model 3 (2,809 copies) on the 2nd step of the podium. On the third step of the podium is the Dacia Spring (1,954 units), the cheapest electric car on the market.
Behind, the Megane E-Tech takes 4th place (1,783 sales), the Peugeot e208 (1,428 sales) remains in the top 5. Then come the Mini Electric (760 sales), the Hyundai Kona (571 sales), the Volkswagen ID.3 (559 sales) and the Peugeot 2008 (531 sales).
Avere France indicates that the second-hand market is booming. In October 2022, the association published a study on this market. The Renault Zoé was then the best-selling used electric car (1,532 sales) ahead of the Peugeot e208 (402 registrations) and the Tesla Model 3 (377 sales).
Finally, the association makes an inventory of infrastructure, including charging points. As of November 30, 2022, France has more than 77,000 charging points open to the public, “a number that is growing, therefore, since this represents an increase of +51% over one year” welcomes Avere. Nevertheless, Clément Molizon, general delegate of the association indicates:
It will however be necessary to ensure that it grows even more, and quickly, in order to always follow the evolution of the number of rechargeable electrified vehicles in circulation, which today largely exceeds one million.
Recently, European Commissioner Thierry Breton indeed warned that work was needed on electrical infrastructure. According to him, a European plan is necessary to support the democratization of the electric car in European countries. The EU has indeed set itself 2035 as the deadline for banning the sale of thermal vehicles on the new market.