Tesla Model 3 Leads Plugin EV Sales in France: September 2021

Photo: Clean Technica

The Tesla Model 3 was the top-selling electric vehicle (EV) in France in August, and the overall upward trend of increased EV sales continued through last month, as detailed in a new report.

22 percent of all new September car sales in France were plugins, with plugin registrations totaling 28,781 units, according to CleanTechnica.

The number is split between 16,984 battery electric vehicle (BEV) units, as well as 11,797 plugin hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and the news came at a time when the overall auto market was actually down 21 percent.

While the Tesla Model 3 was, once again, the top-selling vehicle in France in September with 2,833 units registered total, it was immediately followed by the Renault Zoe (2,382), the Peugeot 208 EV (2,090), the Dacia Spring (2,089) and the Peugeot 3008 PHEV (1,168).

Other notable EVs in the top 20 list included the Fiat 500e with 864 units sold, the VW ID.3 with 749 units sold, the Kia Niro EV with 557 units sold and the Tesla Model Y with 430 units sold – amongst a wide range of other EVs.

With France’s year-to-date EV registrations now over 200,000 vehicles, the plugin market share rose to about 17 percent, with BEVs making up about 8.5 percent of that share. This represents a 6 percent increase from the overall 2020 plugin market share of just 11 percent, and could potentially signal an upcoming 20 percent plugin share for the whole year of 2021.