The months pass and look alike for the French automobile market. Since the beginning of the year, the global market has been losing momentum (-10% in May) while the electric car sector continues to progress. According to data from AAA Data, 15,246 100% electric models were registered in France in May. The increase is close to 32% compared to last year.
Like the previous month, it is the electric Fiat 500 that does well. With 2,129 registrations in May, the Italian finishes on the top step of the podium, ahead of the Peugeot e-208 and the Renault Twingo E-Tech . Then comes the Renault Zoé whose sales continue to fall. In May 2022, 1,447 units were registered in France, compared to nearly 2,600 a year earlier, i.e. a drop of 43.9%.
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Apart from the Dacia Spring and the Renault Mégane E-Tech, unavailable on the market last year, all the other models present in the top 10 are up compared to May 2021: + 38.5% for the Peugeot e-2008 , +85.6% for the Mini Cooper SE or even +87.3% for the Citroën e-C4.
The top 10 best-selling electric cars in May 2022:
- Fiat 500: 2,129 units
- Peugeot e-208: 1,668 units
- Renault Twingo E-Tech: 1,500 units
- Renault Zoe: 1,447 units
- Dacia Spring: 1,357 units
- Renault Megane E-Tech: 758 units
- Mini Cooper SE: 733 units
- Hyundai Kona Electric: 634 units
- Peugeot e-2008: 561 units
- Citroën e-C4: 369 units
The Dacia Spring remains in the lead for the year 2022, Tesla suffers
Over the total of the year 2022, 71,444 electric models were registered in France (+ 38.43%), according to the firm AAA Data. If the Dacia Spring remains at the top of the best sellers, it is overtaken by the Fiat 500 whose registrations more than doubled (+ 105.19%) from January to May 2022 compared to last year at the same period. The Peugeot e-208 finished on the last step of the podium, despite a slight loss of speed (-5.28%).
It must be said that the main rivals of the small Peugeot in the ranking of best sellers are even more struggling. Registrations of the Renault Zoé have fallen by almost 19% since the start of the year, while those of the Tesla Model 3 have been reduced by 16.4%. If Tesla remains one of the main players in the electric market in France (8,730 registrations from January to May 2022, only Renault and Peugeot are doing better), the American brand should suffer from the increase in prices for these models in recent years. month. Since the start of the year, the price of the entry-level Model 3 – the best-selling version – has risen by nearly 7,000 euros in France, not including the ecological bonus.
The top 10 best-selling electric cars from January to May 2022 (variation compared to the period of 2021):
- Dacia Spring: 7,878 units (-)
- Electric Fiat 500: 7,079 units (+105.19%)
- Peugeot e-208: 6,851 units (-5.28%)
- Tesla Model 3: 6,757 units (-16.4%)
- Renault Zoé: 6,076 units (-18.42%)
- Renault Twingo E-Tech: 5,625 units (+62.43%)
- Peugeot e-2008: 2,582 units (+20.26%)
- Hyundai Kona Electric: 2,438 units (+22.21%)
- Mini Cooper SE: 2,196 units (+21.73%)
- Kia e-Niro: 2,151 units (-)
Data source: AAA Data
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