Moving to France – questions about visas and health insurance, and cars
In your situation, I would consider buying a used car either from a dealership or from one of the registered used car dealerships. It may cost you a few euros more, but dealers generally offer a guarantee for a certain period of time on used vehicles and they will take care of the essential administrative procedures for you, including obtaining the necessary technical inspection. . (Saves you queuing at the prefecture to transfer the registration only to find that you are missing something.)
Not sure what the used market for EVs is right now – but depending on where you’ll be living be sure to check the status of the charging network (which is still in its infancy here ) and what options are available to charge your vehicle at home (depending on the type of electrical service you have at home).