It’s time to take stock of the sales of electric cars in France in April 2022. Surprise with the Fiat 500, which takes the first place, followed by the Dacia Spring and the Peugeot e-208.
For the 11th month in a row, new car sales in France fell by 22.6% in April 2022 (20 business days) compared to April 2021, with 108,733 units sold.
According to NGC-Data, which publishes statistics every month, the reasons remain the same, namely the shortage of semiconductors, the economic crisis, rising energy prices and the war in Ukraine.
If diesel models continue to fall (-48.1%) like petrol cars (-33.5%), electric engines are doing well, especially with hybrids (+18.7%) and electrics (+32.7%), whose market share has now reached 11.7 % April 2022 with 12,692 units.
In the quarter of 2022, 56,199 new electric vehicles (PDM 11.9%) were registered, an increase of 40.3% compared to 2021 in the same period.
Fiat 500, Dacia Spring and Peugeot e-208, city cars are powerful
Italy stays in the air with – very deserved – the inauguration of the Fiat 500, which takes first place on the platform of 100% electric cars with 1,737 copies sold.
Dacia Spring follows with 1,568 units, then Peugeot e-208 with 1,375 units. Note that the city cars are full of Renault Zoe (1052 copies) and Twingo (948 copies) which lead to the 4th and 5th place respectively.
Note the good performance of the MG Marvel R (20 – 105 units), closely followed by the Renault Megane E-Tech (104 units), whose delivery has started.