Electric cars: sales regain their strength

Posted on Apr 7, 2021 at 7:46 amUpdated Apr 7, 2021, 7:53 AM

After a mixed start to the year, sales of battery-powered cars have picked up. According to registration statistics published by the CCFA, 31,146 plug-in hybrids and 30,439 100% electric vehicles were sold over the first three months of the year, or a total of 14% of the French market. As a reminder, the penetration of private plug-in vehicles reached 11.2% over the whole of 2020.

“In March alone, it even reached 15%, which is very good news”, advances Cécile Goubet, Managing Director of Avere-France, the body responsible for the development of electric mobility in France. It is certainly worse than last December, when lithium-ion penetration reached a record level of 16%. But this figure had been artificially inflated by demonstration sales, maximized by some manufacturers to achieve (or approach) their CO2 objectives.

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