10,952 electric cars were registered in France in January, a jump of more than 250% compared to January 2019, according to data from the Committee of French Automobile Manufacturers. Their market share stood at 8.2%, more than 4 times more than in 2019 (1.9% on average). A surge linked to the CO2 emission targets on vehicles imposed by the European Union since January 1.
A large part of this increase is due to the Renault Zoé. It was a hit with 5,331 sales in January, compared to 18,817 sales for the whole of 2019. For the first time, the Renault Zoé ranks on the third step of the podium for French registrations, all models combined.