Avere-France has posted its monthly barometer dedicated to the electric vehicle market. The month of March saw an increase of 10% in terms of registrations, despite the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus. A situation which should however deteriorate in the coming months.
The least that can be said is that the electric vehicle market performed perfectly during the first quarter of the 2020 vintage. March ended this first quarter of the year with no less than 5,932 new ones light electric vehicle registrations, an increase of 10% made up of 5,510 private vehicles (+ 19%) and 422 commercial vehicles (- 47%).
A more than satisfactory Q1 2020
Encouraging and promising curves with regard to the catastrophic figures recorded by the French automotive sector in March 2020: a drop of – 72% in registrations, the fault of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) which currently affects the whole world. Plug-in hybrid vehicles increased by 19% thanks to 1,808 new registrations, bringing the number of light electrified vehicles to 7,740 (+ 12%).
More generally, zero-emission cars represent no less than 7.5% of market share in March, while the first quarter, with its 27,715 registrations, recorded a jump of 121% compared to Q1 2019. In d '' In other words, non-thermal four-wheelers continue their journey with flying colors. But these data, to say the least, attractive on paper should however take lead in the wing.
Towards a decrease in registrations
For Cécile Goubet, General Delegate of Avere-France, at the origin of the report, it is necessary “ keep in mind that these positive figures for electrics partially benefit from the acceleration of orders at the end of 2019 in anticipation of the bonus modifications initially applicable at the end of March 2020 " An ecological bonus as a reminder modified on January 1, 2020, but whose extension until June 15 was recently taken to adapt to the upheavals caused by the Covid-19.
Ms. Goubet continues her analysis: “ In the current state, we must prepare to see the situation deteriorate in April because, beyond the significant postponements of delivery, the impact on orders may be very strong ", She alarms. The barometer gives us a whole series of figures, particularly focusing on the top 10 registrations observed over the last month.
And as usual, the Renault ZOE once again sits at the top of this ranking with 1,744 units (+ 14%), followed this time by the Tesla Model 3 with 1,385 copies (+ 20%) which takes over from the Peugeot e-208 from second to third place with 746 models. Behind, in a pocket square, we find the DS3 Crossback E-Tense (210), the Mini Cooper SE (179), the Nissan Leaf (154), the Kia e-Niro (152), the Hyundai Kona (151) , the Volkswagen e-UP (116) and finally the Tesla Model S (111).
DS7 Crossback at the top
Note that professionals represent 60% of buyers, and that this top 10 makes up 90% of the market. As for plug-in hybrids, the top 3 is evolving slightly: the DS7 Crossback E-Tense SUV remains in the lead (329) ahead of its first pursuer, the Peugeot 508 (174), closely followed by the Peugeot 3008 (137), which loses a new place in a month. Next are the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid (106), the Mini Countryman (99), the Mitsubishi Outlander (95), the Ford Kuga (78), the Land Rover Range Rover (65), the Volvo XC40 (59) and the BMW X6 (58).