Sweden is one of the hottest plug-in markets in Europe. Electrification soon will cover a third of the car sales.
Sweden is an exceptional plug-in car market this year, as so far it grew every single month in 2020. Most recently, sales almost tripled and remain at a near-record level.
In August, some 7,407 new registrations were recorded (up 182% year-over-year), which is about 29% of the total market!
Plug-in electric car sales in Sweden – August 2020
During the first eight months, some 46,674 new plug-ins were registered. Most of the volume is plug-in hybrids (20% of the entire market). BEVs stand at a decent 7%.
Best selling models
As usual, Volvo, Volkswagen and Kia are the top-selling brands as the consumers are clearly searching for big SUVs or estates.
The two best selling models in August were the Volvo XC60 PHEV (751, currently #3 YTD), and Kia Niro PHEV (627, currently #4 YTD).
A big thing is 284 registrations of the Polestar 2 (7th best for the month), but the top-selling BEV in Sweden is – and very likely will remain through the end of this year – the Tesla Model 3.
Here are detailed numbers via EV Sales Blog:
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