September 25, 2022
electric and hybrid cars

Electric and hybrid cars represented one in five vehicles sold in 2022 in France. A jump of four points compared to 2021.

Electric and hybrid cars have exceeded 20% of the French car market, notes the magazine Challenges. Since the start of 2022, electric-only cars have accounted for 12.2% of total registrations, plug-in hybrids 7.9%.

This represents four points more than in 2021.

Peugeot tops sales

The main supplier of electric vehicles in France is Peugeot with its e-208 model, which has sold 11,970 units since January. The Fiat 500 e comes just behind with 11,187 vehicles sold in eight months, followed by the Renault Zoé (9,500) and the Tesla 3 (8,060).

On the rechargeable side, Peugeot also took first place in sales with its 3008 Hybrid, followed by the 308 hybrid and the Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid.

Electric and hybrid models are sold at a higher price and are therefore more profitable for manufacturers. Some offer rentals to facilitate access for motorists.