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the French car market in turmoil


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the French car market in turmoil

G.De Florival, F.Parisis, V.Castel – France 2

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The French are struggling to buy a new car, and the car market is suffering the consequences. The point in figures.

The French car market is down. As of Saturday April 2, new car sales are down 19.5%: 147,079 in April 2022, compared to 226,000 in March 2019, before the Covid-19 epidemic. All European manufacturers are undermined by the health crisis and the shortage of semiconductors.

However, a few models are doing well, such as the Dacia Sandero, the Peugeot 208 and the Peugeot 2008. The used car, it stalls for the fourth consecutive month, with 14% less sales in March 2022, due to a lack of vehicles. The electric market is booming, with a 13% increase in market share in 2021, compared to 8% in 2020. With the surge in fuel prices, one in two French people today say ready to replace his thermal vehicle with an electric model.

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