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The Renault Captur plug-in hybrid hits the mark in October

Launched last June, the new Renault Captur PHEV took the lead in plug-in hybrid car registrations in October.

For the first time in France, registrations of plug-in hybrid cars have exceeded those of all-electric vehicles. While the constant arrival of new models is helping to boost sales, it is also the success of the Renault Captur plug-in hybrid that explains the success of the segment.

In October alone, Renault registered 1,693 units of its trendy SUV. The latter alone accounted for nearly 17% of the 10,214 plug-in hybrid cars registered in France during the past month.

In second position, but far behind, we find another French model: the Citroën C5 Aircross plug-in hybrid, which has sold 926 copies. Next came the new Audi Q5 eTFSI and the Mercedes GLC with registrations of 612 and 513 units respectively.

More than 50,000 registrations over the year

According to CCFA data, plug-in hybrid car registrations have increased almost fourfold in one year. Over the first ten months of 2020, the segment recorded 50,483 registrations compared to 13,912 over the same period in 2019.

In the lead, the French occupy the first three places in the ranking. With 5,286 registrations, the Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid finished in first place. The DS 7 Crossback e-tense and the Renault Captur e-Tech Plug-in Hybrid completed the podium with 3,587 and 3,433 registrations respectively.

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