Electric cars: the top 10 sales in the 1st quarter of 2022

Sales of new cars in France recorded their lowest historic level in March 2022 with 147,079 registrations, according to figures published on Friday April 1 by the Automobile Platform. In the first quarter of the year, sales of new passenger cars reached 365,360 units, against 441,791 a year ago. In question ? Shortages of microchips and an economic context darkened by the war in Ukraine.

The list of sales to individuals, with the Dacia Sandero and the Tesla Model 3 on the podium, also illustrates the polarization of the market between models that respond to a problem of purchasing power and those that rely on technological content at low prices. much higher“, explains Marie-Laure Nivot, Market Intelligence Manager at AAA Data.
Electric cars have a market share of 13%, almost as much as diesel, which fell to an all-time low with 14% of sales in March. In the first quarter of 2022, electric cars posted a market share of 11.9% and were ahead of plug-in hybrids, which are at 8%.

Tesla Superstar

And the star of 100% electric invariably remains Tesla’s Model 3, which was also the best-selling electric car in France in 2021. However, it has recorded a further increase in its price, in particular due to the rise in the price of materials. first in the current geopolitical context. From now on, Model 3 customers will no longer have to sacrifice options, since the basic version is no longer eligible for the maximum bonus anyway.

The Dacia Spring is in second place in the monthly and quarterly top 10. The Peugeot e208 occupies third place on the podium. Also note the good performance of Tesla’s Model Y, which occupies 7th place in the monthly and quarterly rankings.


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