Registrations of private electric vehicles numbered 16,867 in July 2023. This is an increase of 32.4% compared to the good month of July 2022. On the utility side, we are at 2,077 with +158.3 %. But the utility market is more volatile and above all lower in absolute value.
For private EVs, this represents “only” 13.1% market share because the French automotive market has recovered well in this seventh month of the year. But, it remains a beautiful PdM all the same. In detail, therefore, the Dacia Spring totals 2,127 registrations, far ahead of the Tesla Model Y which is “only” at 1,631 units in July. The Fiat 500e narrowly overtakes the Peugeot e-208 with, respectively, 1251 and 1185 registrations. Last of this Top5, the MG 4 with 1083 copies.
1048 Tesla Model 3 were delivered. The Model 3 should experience a few tough months before the production of the new facelifted Model 3 “coming”. Bad month for the Renault Megane E-Tech, below the 1000 units put on the road with 998 precisely. Behind, the figures plunge with the Mini at 621 units, or the Twingo E-Tech at 525. To close the Top10, we find the Kia eNiro with 443 monthly units.
The Model Y remains the sales champion in 2023
Since the beginning of 2023, the Model Y has remained ahead of everyone. It registered 19,372, which ranks it 9th all engines combined. That’s almost as much as the Duster (within 600). The Dacia Spring, for its part, sold 17,210, which ranks it 15th “overall”. The Fiat 500e consolidates its third place with 13,536 registrations, ahead of the 13,235 Peugeot e-208s. The Megane E-Tech is at 10,486 units, ahead of the Tesla Model 3 with 9,672 in the first seven months of 2023.
Note that the VW ID.4 finally exceeds 2000 registrations with 2037 precisely, as much as the Peugeot 508, but less than the Lynk CO 01 and its 2,523 copies. The ID.3, for its part, is at 2,947 units and the Renault Zoé finally exceeds 4,000 road registrations with 4,100. Only 203 were registered in July!
Our opinion, by leblogauto.com
The EV market continues to do well in France. In other European countries, it is mixed. Moreover, some continue to think that the EV is not the solution and that heading straight for 100% new electric in 2035 in Europe is not good, neither for the automotive industry nor for customers.
In France, we can continue to notice a big gap between the Model Y at €45,990 starting price and the Dacia Spring at €20,800 (bonus of €5,000 not deducted for both vehicles). The two French EV champions are opposed in philosophy with lightness and simplicity for one, and weight, autonomy and technology for the other. The concern is all the same that between the two, those who just want a cheap and versatile car find themselves a little sad.
For these two vehicles, for the moment the ecological bonus remains relevant. But with the implementation of the environmental score, what will happen? Reply shortly.