The French Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (CCFA) has reported that the number of new electric vehicles registered in 2015 was up by 64 per cent, bringing the share of EVs in the overall market close to the symbolic threshold of 1 per cent.

A total of 17 266 new electric vehicles (EVs) were registered last year in France out of a total 1.91 million vehicles, according to statistics released by the CCFA earlier this month.

That’s equivalent to a market share of 0.9 per cent, compared to 0.59 per cent in 2014 when 10 561 new EVs were put on the roads.