Record for number of EV registrations this year
22 000 EV registrations in 2016, that’s close to 30% more than 2015. A notable record for the electric market, which keeps on going, slowly but surely, and to settle into the national car fleet. In 2015, EV sales (excluding utiliary sales) represented 0.9% of the total sales. In 2016, it’s reached 1.08%, a quite significant evolution.
A market dominated by Renault’s Zoe
Out of 21 751 units registered, Renault’s Zoé represents almost 50% of the sales, with more than 11 000 vehicles sold (you can find one of those at the SNI Ile de France residence!). Directly after the Zoe is the Nissan Leaf, with a nice progression of almost 4000 cars sold (75% more than in 2015). The two leaders are followed by BMW i, Peugeot, et Kia.
The Leaf car like you've never seen it before, and the "Mondial de l'Automobile" in October of 2016.
From 184 to 22 000… a substantial evolution
In 2010, according to the AVERE, we could count 184 EV registered. A number so small it would almost be negligeable, if not for the fact that it allows us to take a step back and look at the amazing progress electric mobility has made in the past few years. A gap as big as 66 000 electric vehicles separates 2010 from 2016: a pretty considerable number.
This change can be explained many ways. The slow and steady acceptation of the public towards new mobility uses, sales supported by ecological bonuses, multiplication of the models, constant technological progress… But another big part of it is the multiplication of charging points, making it easier for users to move safely and comfortably.
16 000 public charging points installed in 2016
In addition to private charging points – for example those installed as part of the BienVEnu offer! – Gireve counts 15 800 additional charging points this year, divided onto more than 5000 stations.
Unsurprisingly, counting them shows us that the Ile de France region is still the better approvisioned region with more than 7000. But, as the AVERE explains, the repartition finds a better balance once it’s done according to population. « 13 territories have more than 40 charging points for 100 000 citizens. »
With this important augmentation of public charging possibilities in 2016 (57% more than in 2015), we can hope for a continuous thermal / electric transition, made easier by public and private installations! Because, lest we forget: electric mobility is the future.
« La voiture électrique passe le cap des 20 000 immatriculations en 2016 », on Automobile Propre.
« Plus de 27 000 véhicules éléctriques immatriculés en 2016, après un mois de décembre record », on Avere France.
« Près de 16 000 points de recharge publics installés en France à la fin 2016 », on Avere France.