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FRANCE - June electric car sales slow to a mere trickle
Few private buyers - business buyers will still account for 60% of the electric cars sold in 2020 study says
Published: Wed, 18 July 2012 16:57:02 GMT
 

Just 112 electric cars reached French roads for the first time in June, pulled down from the already low levels seen in earlier months chiefly by Juneís notable sudden absence of plug-in Bluecars, which so far this year acted as the French electric car marketís main growth locomotive.

If this turns into a trend rather than a temporary blip, the absence of an obvious replacement capable of making up the slack is likely to send shivers through the spines of electric car industry leaders.
 

112
Electric cars sold in France in June 2012


The comparative surge in French electric rental specials from Bolloreís oddball Bluecar, which has propped up almost single-handedly Franceís otherwise feeble looking electric car market for five of the past six months, has suddenly slowed to a mere trickle ...more

Autolib parking Paris
Only 2 Bluecars sold in June
Photo: ©Pascal Anziani


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