France set a new monthly record in battery-electric vehicles in June. The 33,280 BEV registrations in the month was a 52 per cent increase in year-over-year registrations and represented 65 per cent of overall ZEV registrations. In fact, BEV vehicles represented 18 per cent of all French new-car registrations in the month.
Leading the way in terms of brands and vehicles was Tesla. The Model Y had 4,335 registrations, and the Model 3 took second with 3,966 cars. The surge by the Model 3 is a bit of a surprise as this is the first time the vehicle is back at the top end of the sales chart in two years.
The top five EVs in June were:
- Tesla Model Y
- Tesla Model 3
- Fiat 500e
- Dacia Spring
The top twenty can be found below per Autovista24:
Although some things can change, the Model Y is well on its way to securing the top-selling EV in France in 2023. The closest competitor is the Dacia Spring, but the Model Y may be out of reach after another strong month and surging demand across the country.
The only question is, will the Model 3 be able to catch up and place second, giving Tesla a potential 1-2 finish at the end of 2023 in France?