France March sale Top 10 brands
1 Renault 14,461 -68.5%
2. Peugeot 11,381 -69%
3. Citroen 5,390 -77.2%
4. Toyota 3,545 -57%
5. Dacia 3,107 -80.4%
6. Volkswagen 2,955 -81.4%
7. Kia 2,007 -53.1%
8. Ford 1,857 -80,1%
9. Mercedes -71.9%
10. Tesla 1,580 +26.4%
Others worth a mention
Opel 829 -89.6%
Jeep 165 -85.6%
Tesla the only brand with positive sales numbers in March
Tesla is up to No10 brand in France, with the Model 3 No14 best selling, No1 best selling foreign car in France thats not French branded or French made
French sales sink 72% the lowest sales number, the worst set of French sales numbers since WW2. Tesla were the only brand in France with positive sales number up +26.4%, Tesla Model 3 was the bestselling foreign car in France in March amongst French branded or French made cars was No14 in the car model charts.
Tesla Touchless delivery seems to be working well for them in Europe
A Tesla owner in Europe shared his experience with the company’s newest “touchless delivery” process that’s aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
Tesla implemented the new delivery process amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in its efforts to eliminate contact between a car buyer and Tesla delivery employees.
The new process will ensure social distancing between the buyer and the Tesla staff from start to finish. The vehicles are to be unlocked by using the Tesla phone application, and paperwork is placed in the owner’s new car. The new process will keep the possibility of the transfer of COVID-19 to a minimum by making human-to-human contact nonexistent during the customer’s visit to the store.
A recent video from a new Tesla owner in Belgium by the name of Matthias Vlogt shared his experience with the new touchless delivery system on YouTube. Vlogt was prompted first to visit an automated locker system to retrieve his key card. The paperwork required to accept delivery of the vehicle was left in the car for the new owner to sign and Vlogt was needed to drop the paperwork off at an on-site location. This eliminates any human interaction, not allowing for the transfer of the highly-contagious virus.