Electric cars: all models available in France in 2020

Tesla Model X // Source : Tesla

The electric car segment is occupied by more and more representatives in France. Let’s take stock of the forces at play in 2020, from Tesla to Renault, Audi, Porsche and Nissan.

In 2018 and 2019, manufacturers have increased the number of announcements concerning electrification in their catalogues. Today, the French market is seriously starting to look like something, with choice in terms of models, categories and prices. So much so that there’s something to think about when you break down. To help you see things more clearly, we’ve decided to list all the electric cars available in 2020 – a list that will continue to evolve over time.

We would like to remind you of one essential piece of information: since 1 January 2020, the ecological bonus grid has changed. Now the premium is 6,000 euros for cars under 45,000 euros. It falls to EUR 3 000 for those whose price is between EUR 45 000 and EUR 60 000. Beyond that, there is no more government assistance.

Renault

Renault has been present in the electric segment for some time now. And his Zoé is without a doubt the car we come across the most in France. It must be said that the French manufacturer is constantly fine-tuning its flagship, improving its performance and autonomy. It should be noted that the firm has long refused to sell the battery, preferring to rent it. Today, we have a choice between the two options.

Renault Zoé

Renault

Renault

In France, the queen of electricity is called Zoé. In 2019, according to figures provided by Avere on January 9, 2020, Renault sold 18,817 units – representing a market share of 44% in terms of registrations. The same year she got a new look.

  • Autonomy: 395 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 23,900 euros (excluding battery rental/purchase)
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)
  • Our trial

Renault Twizy

Renault Twizy // Source : Renault

Renault Twizy // Source : Renault

The Twizy is a very small vehicle halfway between a scooter and a car.

  • Autonomy: NC
  • Price: from 10,000 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (1,000 euros)

Renault Kangoo Z.E.

Renault Kangoo Z.E. // Source : Renault

Renault Kangoo Z.E. // Source : Renault

The Renault Kango Z.E. is a clean utility vehicle. We are used to seeing them dressed in yellow, driven by employees of the Post Office.

  • Autonomy: 260 km (NEDC)
  • Price: from 28,080 euros (excluding battery rental/purchase)
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Peugeot

Peugeot has shown patience before embarking – really – on the 100% electric car, even though it is crushing sales in several segments in France with best-sellers (the 208 for example). Today, the manufacturer’s catalogue also includes hybrids, the strategy being defined as follows: electric for small models and hybrid for larger ones. Peugeot is aiming for 100% electrification by 2023.

Peugeot e-208

Peugeot

Peugeot

In competition with the Clio, the 208 is one of the best-selling cars in France every year (and will continue to be so in 2019). For the latest generation, it offers an electrical version based on the E-CMP platform.

  • Autonomy: 340 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 32,100 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)
  • Our trial

Peugeot e-2008

Peugeot e-2008 // Source : Peugeot

Peugeot e-2008 // Source : Peugeot

The 2008 is none other than the SUV version of the 208.

  • Autonomy: 320 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 37 900 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (up to 6,000 euros)
  • Our trial

Nissan

Nissan is one of the pioneers in clean mobility, with first Leaf cars launched in some countries at the end of 2010. For the time being, the company is concentrating mainly on this vehicle, whose second generation is much more accomplished. It is also looking for smart ways to reuse used batteries.

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf // Source : Nissan

Nissan Leaf // Source : Nissan

The Nissan Leaf, Europe’s best-selling electric car in 2018, is already in its second generation. In fact, she’s much prettier now.

  • Autonomy: 270 or 385 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 35,400 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)
  • Our trial

Hyundai

Hyundai is at the forefront of clean cars. In addition to the 100% electric, it works in parallel on hydrogen-powered engines. Other good news: Hyundai has joined the Ionity network in 2019 (network of ultra-fast terminals).

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona // Source : Hyundai

Hyundai Kona // Source: Hyundai

For its first all-electric SUV, Hyundai has chosen to focus on its Kona, already available in thermal versions. The Korean manufacturer is aiming for an unbeatable range/price ratio.

  • Autonomy: 289 or 449 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 34 900 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (up to 6,000 euros)

Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq // Source : Hyundai

Hyundai Ioniq // Source: Hyundai

The Ioniq sedan is only available in an electrified version (hybrid or 100% electric). In 2019, it received a restyling, including a new, more refined grille.

  • Autonomy: 311 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 34 900 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Kia

Known for its exceptional warranties (7 years or 150,000 kilometres), Kia is a South Korean manufacturer that is already well established in the all-electric segment. His credo? To bet on autonomy.

Kia e-Niro

Kia e-Niro // Source : Kia

Kia e-Niro // Source: Kia

Belonging to the same group as Hyundai, Kia opts for the same policy: the declination of existing vehicles. Regarding the e-Niro family crossover, you must have seen the ad with… Robert De Niro.

  • Autonomy: 289 or 455 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 37,000 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Kia e-Soul

Kia e-Soul // Source : Kia

Kia e-Soul // Source: Kia

Bold design for this SUV that relies on range to convince.

  • Autonomy: 276 or 452 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 37,300 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Volkswagen

If Volkswagen has been marketing 100% electric cars for a little while, the second one will clearly be launched with the ID range… The image, which was tarnished by the dieselgate affair, which is still being discussed today, must be restored once and for all. Thanks to its modular SEM platform, used by others, Volkswagen already has a full release schedule.

Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID. 3 // Source : Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID. 3 // Source : Volkswagen

The ID.3 is the first consumer representative of Volkswagen’s ID range, based on its modular SEM development platform. It is also the first real step in electric mobility for Volkswagen.

  • Autonomy: up to 420 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: N.C.
  • Ecological bonus: yes (up to 6,000 euros)

Volkwagen e-up! 2.0

Volkswagen e-up ! 2.0 // Source : Volkswagen

Volkswagen e-up! 2.0 // Source : Volkswagen

The e-up! 2.0 represents the entry point to electric at Volkswagen. This is an ultra compact model designed for urban environments.

  • Range: 240 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 23,440 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Volkwagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf // Source : Volkswagen

Volkswagen e-Golf // Source: Volkswagen

The Golf is Volkswagen’s inimitable car. It is available in electric, although it is not recommended.

  • Range: 300 kilometres (NEDC cycle)
  • Price: from 34 185 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (up to 6,000 euros)

Seat

Integrated into the Volkswagen Group, Seat starts at the bottom of the range with its Mii. But the ambitions are indeed there since two more atypical concepts have been shown. Not to mention that the sports brand Cupra also went there with its prototype.

Seat Mii electric

Seat Mii électrique // Source : Seat

Seat Mii electric // Source: Seat

For its debut, Seat has decided to kill the thermal versions of its compact Mii and replace them with an electric model. Considering its size, it’s cut out for the city.

  • Autonomy: 260 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 21,920 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Opel

Bought by the PSA Group, Opel went electric at the same time as Peugeot.

Opel Corsa-e

Opel Corsa-e // Source : Opel

Opel Corsa-e // Source: Opel

For the sixth generation Corsa, Opel has decided to check off the electric box. Note that it shares a lot with the e-208 – hence the close autonomy.

  • Autonomy: 337 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 30 650 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)
  • Our first impressions

Citroën

Unlike Peugeot, Citroën does not yet have a spearhead for 100% electric cars – despite three cars in the range. We are therefore waiting to see how the modular eCMP platform will be used by the manufacturer.

Citroën C-Zero

Citroën C-Zéro // Source : Citroën

Citroën C-Zero // Source : Citroën

Citroën mainly uses the C-Zero for the Peugeot Group’s car-sharing service, called Free2Move.

  • Range: 150 kilometres (NEDC cycle)
  • Price: from 26 900 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Citroën E-Méhari

Citroën E-Méhari // Source : Citroën

Citroën E-Méhari // Source : Citroën

A reinterpretation of the iconic Méhari – an open-air car – the E-Méhari takes on its atypical, convertible design. We dare you to come across any.

  • Range: 195 kilometres (NEDC cycle)
  • Price: from 25,500 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Citroën E-Berlingo

Citroën E-Berlingo // Source : Citroën

Citroën E-Berlingo // Source : Citroën

The station wagon by Citroën, here in electric version. This is another mythical Citroën model that has been redesigned.

  • Range: 170 kilometres (NEDC cycle)
  • Price: from 31 450 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

DS

Conversely, DS Automobiles, formerly Peugeot’s top-of-the-range line, does not hesitate to rub shoulders with the luxury brands on the market.

DS 3 Crossback e-tense

DS 3 Crossback // Source : DS

DS 3 Crossback // Source: DS

A luxury brand of the PSA Group, DS has chosen to launch a new category: that of premium compact SUVs. While we wait for Tesla’s Model Y.

  • Autonomy: 320 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 39,100 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)
  • Our trial

Ford

Waiting like so many others, Ford is certainly waiting for the marketing of its electric pickups to break through – a niche in France, a big segment in the United States. At home, it would definitely take a Fiesta to win the vote.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E // Source : Guillaume Ombreux

Ford Mustang Mach-E // Source : Guillaume Ombreux

The Mach-E takes its inspiration from the Mustang to resemble an SUV with an assumed sporty emphasis. We already like his very muscular look, as evidenced by his angular muzzle.

  • Autonomy: 450 or 600 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 48,990 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (up to 3,000 euros)

Honda

Honda is still competing cautiously on the electric side. Thus, his second car will not be made official until 2022. To be patient, you have to make do with the Honda and hybrids.

Honda e

Honda e // Source : Honda

Honda e // Source : Honda

If it reminds us of the character Eve from the animated film Wall-E, the Honda e is above all a city car with the right autonomy.

  • Autonomy: 200 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 35 060 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Volvo

Volvo launched its electrified Recharge range at the end of 2019. The Swedish manufacturer logically opted for an… SUV.

Volvo XC40 Refill

Volvo XC40 Recharge // Source : Volvo

Volvo XC40 Refill // Source: Volvo

The Volvo XC40 is none other than the first car to feature the Android operating system. It’s a great way for connoisseurs of the Google ecosystem to quickly find their feet.

  • Autonomy: 400 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: NC
  • Ecological bonus: NC

BMW

BMW is present on the electric market thanks to its i3. But the German manufacturer plans to launch the fifth generation of its iDrive technology with a varied catalogue: iX3, i4 and iNEXT. By 2023, BMW is banking on 25 electrified cars, which also includes plug-in hybrids.

BMW i3

BMW i3 // Source : BMW

BMW i3 // Source: BMW

While waiting to flood the market with several electric cars, BMW is relying on the i3, launched in 2013. Like the Zoé, it has been upgraded and has never offered so much autonomy. It even got rid of its Rex version, equipped with a small combustion engine acting as a generator to extend the range.

  • Autonomy: 285 or 310 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 39,950 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (up to 6,000 euros)

Mini

Yet another brand cut out for the electric sector in view of the size of its iconic cars. Mini waited for BMW, the group to which it belongs, to step on the gas and unveil its first model. And the devotees will not be out of place, quite the contrary.

Mini Electric

Mini

Mini

Mini didn’t sprain for her first all-electric car. She took a Cooper S, which she also takes up the sporty argument with four driving modes (including one sport). Beware of autonomy, though.

  • Range: 270 kilometres (NEDC cycle)
  • Price: from 37,600 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Audi

Funny name that e-tron. Yet it’s the one chosen by Audi to go electric (let’s forget the expensive R8). The programme is already extensive: an SUV, an SUV coupe, a compact SUV and a GT. Like so many others, Audi attacks first from the top.

Audi e-tron

SUV Audi e-tron // Source : Audi

Audi e-tron SUV // Source: Audi

Audi couldn’t do more classic with this e-tron whose name never ceases to make you smile. In its category, it has to compete with competitors who are better off in terms of autonomy.

  • Autonomy: 336 or 436 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 72 300 euros
  • Ecological bonus: no

Audi e-tron Sportback

Audi e-tron Sportback // Source : Audi

Audi e-tron Sportback // Source : Audi

Audi quickly declined its e-tron in a Sportback version, with a cut-out silhouette. The signature grille is preserved.

  • Autonomy: 347 or 446 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 76 150 euros
  • Ecological bonus: no

Mercedes

Long before the EQC foreshadowed an all-new range of 100% electric vehicles, Mercedes had tried the idea with a B-Class (quickly abandoned). The EQC, a large SUV – a classic German company classic – really starts the corner.

Mercedes EQC

Mercedes EQC Edition 1886 // Source : Mercedes

Mercedes EQC Edition 1886 // Source: Mercedes

Like Tesla, Jaguar and Audi, Mercedes chose the big premium SUV as its first electric segment. The result is this EQC with a design that is imposing in every sense of the word.

  • Autonomy: 414 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 79 250 euros
  • Ecological bonus: no
  • Our trial

Jaguar

Jaguar came somewhat out of nowhere with its excellent I-Pace, ahead of the Germans who were expected in the field of premium SUVs. And we have to admit that it is a real success for those who wouldn’t like Tesla’s Model X.

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace

The Jaguar I-Pace is one of our favourite all-electric vehicles – both beautiful and upgradeable (it recently received a range enhancing upgrade).

  • Autonomy: 470 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 79,990 euros
  • Ecological bonus: no
  • Our trial

Smart

Smart doesn’t want to hear any more about combustion engines. This is why the brand of the Daimler Group has been added to the Mercedes EQ range. Its riqui-format city cars are perfectly suited to electric mobility designed for cities.

Smart EQ fortwo

Smart

Smart

With its riquiqui measurements, preserved comfort and ideal driving characteristics, the Smart EQ fortwo is the ideal car for electric mobility in urban areas.

  • Range: 159 kilometres (NEDC cycle)
  • Price: from 26,500 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)
  • Our trial

Smart EQ fortwo cabrio

Smart EQ fortwo cabrio // Source : Smart

Smart EQ fortwo cabrio // Source: Smart

The EQ fortwo, but in a convertible version.

  • Range: 157 kilometres (NEDC cycle)
  • Price: from 29,800 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Smart EQ fortfour

Smart Forfour EQ // Source : Smart

Smart Forfour EQ // Source: Smart

The EQ fortwo, but in a four-seater version.

  • Range: 153 kilometres (NEDC cycle)
  • Price: from 27 350 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (6,000 euros)

Porsche

Diesel-free, Porsche believes strongly in the potential of electric power and is already planning a post-Taycan – its first model that is very popular. Of course, we are talking about a prestigious manufacturer that offers cars that are unaffordable for ordinary people.

Porsche Taycan

La Porsche Taycan // Source : Christoph Bauer pour Porsche

The Porsche Taycan // Source: Christoph Bauer for Porsche

For many months, Porsche never stopped teasing its Taycan, the commercial version of its Mission E prototype. I guess you could say it was worth the money.

  • Autonomy: up to 450 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 108,632 euros
  • Ecological bonus: no

Tesla

Tesla only sells electric cars and presents advances that others don’t have (yet). Think of battery efficiency or repeated upgrades that continually improve performance and add functionality. For the moment, Tesla is still struggling to break even, but little by little, he is becoming an actor who matters.

  • Read: Our Tesla Catalogue Guide

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 // Source : Tesla

Tesla Model 3 // Source : Tesla

The Model 3 is Tesla’s flagship, the car that promises profitability to its forward-thinking manufacturer. Above all, it’s a premium compact sedan that’s way ahead of its time.

  • Autonomy: up to 560 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 49,600 euros
  • Ecological bonus: yes (up to 3,000 euros)
  • Our trial

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S // Source : Tesla

Tesla Model S // Source : Tesla

The Model S is Tesla’s signature model, with its impressive measurements. The one who really started it all. Since it was launched, she’s changed her muzzle.

  • Autonomy: up to 610 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 91,000 euros
  • Ecological bonus: no
  • Our trial

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X // Source : Tesla

Tesla Model X // Source : Tesla

Tesla’s big SUV. It is distinguished by its rear doors with an elytral opening.

  • Autonomy: up to 507 kilometres (WLTP cycle)
  • Price: from 96 700 euros
  • Ecological bonus: no
  • Our trial

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