The Model 3 takes the lead in the ranking of the best-selling electric cars in France. With 8,083 units sold since the start of the year, Tesla’s most affordable model is ahead of the Renault Zoe, historic number 1 in France. 3rd place goes to the Peugeot e-208.

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After conquering German territory by surpassing Volkswagen’s ID.3, the Model 3 is also winning in France. Since January 1, 2021, Tesla has sold 8083 units of its flagship car in France. A nice performance that made it climb the ranks of the best-selling electric vehicles, up to take first place from its historic rival, the Renault Zoé.

Indeed, it’s been some time now that the electric made in France jealously keeps the top of the podium, both in our country and in the rest of Europe. But today, she finds herself relegated to the background with only 7448 registrations on the clock this May 31. The Peugeot e-208 completes the top three with 7233 Sales since January 1.

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Tesla dethrones Renault in France

It is therefore a good performance from Tesla, which is the only foreign manufacturer to have really succeeded in making a place for itself in France. Elon Musk’s firm now occupies 15.7% market share and is becoming a major competitor to groups that are nevertheless firmly rooted in the sector. The same cannot be said of Volkswagen, which has only sold 1786 copies of his ID.3, even though the brand took the lead in sales in Europe in April.

Overall, the electric market is doing extremely well. The latter has known growth of + 45.2% compared to 2020 and promises to continue its momentum in the months to come. If Tesla dominates when it comes to unique models, it is Stellantis, which brings together PSA and Fiat Chrysler, which takes the lead with 31% of sales. The Renault group is lagging behind with 21% of sales.

Source: AAA Data