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News article10 June 2024

France’s Electric Vehicle Registrations Surge in May 2024

France 2024 May

The latest data from France (AVERE-FRANCE) shows a remarkable increase in the registration of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). In May 2024, 36,267 such vehicles were registered, marking a significant 21% increase compared to May 2023. This brings the total number of new electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads since the beginning of 2024 to nearly 200,000, representing a 13.7% rise from the same period last year.

Despite a slight dip of 3.7% in May 2024 compared to the previous year, the market share for electrified vehicles remained stable at 21%, a slight increase from April’s 20.9%. This stability reflects the sustained interest and adoption of electric vehicles in France.

Key Highlights:

  • Total Registrations in May 2024: 36,267 vehicles (+21% YoY)
  • Year-to-Date (YTD) Registrations: ~200,000 new EVs and PHEVs (+13.7% YoY)
  • Market Share: 21% in May 2024, stable from 20.9% in April
  • Electric Two-Wheelers: 3,917 units registered in April and May (-1.3% YoY)

Top 10 EV Models in May 2024:

  1. Peugeot 208
  2. Renault Twingo
  3. Renault Megane-E
  4. Tesla Model Y
  5. Opel Corsa
  6. Fiat 500
  7. Peugeot 2008
  8. Volkswagen ID.3
  9. BMW iX1
  10. Tesla Model 3

The data also highlights the importance of robust public charging infrastructure. As of April 30, 2024, France had 129,525 public charging points, indicating significant progress in supporting the growing EV fleet.

Regional Insights:

  • Île-de-France: 8,410 registrations
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: 4,318 registrations
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: 3,411 registrations
  • Occitanie: 3,319 registrations

The growth in EV and PHEV registrations highlights the positive impact of supportive policies and increasing consumer awareness. This trend is crucial for achieving France’s and Europe’s broader sustainability and decarbonization goals.

For detailed insights and regional analysis, explore our comprehensive reports and stay informed about the electrification journey in Europe.


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