Sales this year so far are 7,500 which are .5% of the market. This is mostly due to Renault/Nissan with just under 5,000 being Zo and 11,00 Leaf. The Bluecars which are the vehicle of the Autolib scheme registered 565 cars. PSA who are hardly in the game sold 200.
In spite of this, BMW having spent a billion euros have now launched their i3. If this electric car pioneering has done one good thing, it is encouraging exploitation of new technology. The batteries and motors are obvious but with broader markets in existing cars, this BMW is the first large scale production vehicle made of carbonfibre composite and the Tesla uses an aluminium welded space frame based on Mercedes' interests.