Diesels dominate in France; capture over 70% of sales in January
Looking at alternative fuel models, registrations of vehicles capable of running liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) hit 4,282 units in January, representing 2.3 percent of the total market. Meanwhile, hybrid registrations fell 3.3 percent to 889 units, with the Toyota Auris HSD capturing the top spot among gas-electric vehicles with 463 units sold.
On the electric front, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and its re-badged twins, the Peugeot iOn the Citroën C-Zero, tallied a combined 93 sales in January. All told, sales of hybrids and electrics accounted for a meager 0.5 percent of France's vehicle registrations in January, a far cry from the nearly three percent of the total market that gas-electrics have captured in the U.S.
[Source: Green Car Congress]
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