barely arrived, the electric SUV is already very well positioned

Crisis yes, but not for everyone! If car sales in France fell again by 15.7% in the first two months of 2022, then this is worrying, since January-February 2021 could not be called a good vintage in this matter. electric still and always have wind in the sails. Of all the new cars sold, these are the ones that advanced the most with +58.9%. It’s certainly not the only car to get an excellent score, but nonetheless, the Tesla Model Y, the California brand’s second SUV to just land on our lands, is reassuring, placing itself directly in the top ten. -sale of electric models in our territory (see the table below), not bad!

7th most popular electric model

In fact, Tesla is the only manufacturer among French brands to place 2 models so high in the ranking. The Model 3 is still in a very good location. Dacia Spring is not the first, now it is slightly ahead of it. Only 88 registrations separate them, which is very little if you know that an American costs more than twice as much as a Romanian. Well, we have to admit that the Model Y doesn’t sell as well as it does. But, as we suspected, this is more or less logical, given its much higher price (higher than the sedan, but also all the other models that make up the top 10). And then, it is too early to draw final conclusions. The California sedan’s sales figures continued to surprise us last year, and the SUV’s sales could well do the same in 2022. But be that as it may, between them, the Model 3 and Model Y account for 15% of the 23,672 electric vehicles sold since the beginning of the year.

E-208 overtakes Model Y in February

Other small victories for the new Tesla, it has already – just – outpaced the Peugeot e-2008. The Sochaux brand as a whole is in bad shape. Admittedly, the city SUV has progressed, but the 7.6% increase is modest compared to the Renault Twingo E-Tech Electric (+42.8%), the zero-emissions Fiat 500 (+60.8%) or the no less than her, Model 3 (+122.3%). First of all, while the uptrend of cars with watts, the e-208, which is very recent, is already falling apart (-30.5%). Delivery problem or disinterest already in Peugeot electrics? In a few months it will be necessary to analyze the numbers to determine if this is a major trend or a temporary difficulty. And also note that 866 of the 877 Model Y registered since the beginning of the year were registered in February. This month alone, it is in 6th place overall… well ahead of the e-208, with only 783 sold. However, in the month of February alone, the Model 3 leads the overall rankings and is well ahead of the Spring (by 1,369 units), with the Model 3 and Y combined accounting for more than 1/4 of the total number of registered cars.

Top 10 best-selling electric vehicles since the beginning of 2022

Vehicle Number of copies sold from January to February 2022 Evolution 2021-2022
VehicleDacia Spring Number of copies sold from January to February 20222842 Evolution 2021-2022
VehicleTesla Model 3 Number of copies sold from January to February 20222754 Evolution 2021-2022+122.3%
VehicleRenault Zoe Number of copies sold from January to February 20222450 Evolution 2021-2022+ 17.4%
VehiclePeugeot e-208 Number of copies sold from January to February 20221966 Evolution 2021-2022– 30.5%
VehicleRenault Twingo Number of copies sold from January to February 20221679 Evolution 2021-2022+ 42.3%
VehicleFiat 500 Number of copies sold from January to February 20221651 Evolution 2021-2022+60.8%
VehicleTesla Model Y Number of copies sold from January to February 2022877 Evolution 2021-2022
VehiclePeugeot e-2008 Number of copies sold from January to February 2022867 Evolution 2021-2022+7.6%
VehicleHyundai Kona Electric Number of copies sold from January to February 2022836 Evolution 2021-2022+7.9%
VehicleKia and Niro Number of copies sold from January to February 2022794 Evolution 2021-2022-39.6%