Sweden EV sales on 2020 it is characterized by the dominance of local manufacturer Volvo and with its plug-in hybrid models occupying the top two places in the overall rankings in 2020. Of course the scene will probably change for 2021 where there may be a major reversal in favour of pure electric vehicles (BEVs). This is shown by the very strong presence of the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Tesla Model 3 where in the month of December they were extremely competitive.
Specifically, the Volkswagen ID 3 sold 2,564 units, a figure that is much larger than the 534 Volvo S/V60 PHEV cars. Here it should be stressed that this Volvo model together with the XC60 PHEV occupy the top two places in the rankings for 2020. The S/V60 PHEV sold a total of 6941 models taking first place while in second place we find the XC60 PHEV with total sales of 6,624 four models.
In 3rd place another plug-in hybrid with the Volkswagen Passat GTE achieving 5870 classifications. In fourth place is the Kia Niro PHEV making an excellent performance with 4,324 points. The first pure electric car (BEV) is in 5th place and this is the Volkswagen ID.3 achieving impressive sales.
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Another notable is the up-and-down sales of the Tesla Model 3 with 710 units where it was in the top10 for 2020 and specifically in 7th place. These were the two pure electric models that stood out for the month of December. Also note the impressive performance of Kia Niro EV as for Hyundai Kona electric.
Sweden’s local market closed with a staggering 16,929 electric plug-in hybrid vehicles which translates to a 251% rise. As far as 2021 is concerned, the forecasts will probably be in favour of purely electric vehicles. I’m sure the ID.3 will show a strong presence in the Swedish market, but something similar is expected from the local Volvo manufacturer with the XC40. We should also not overlook the Tesla Model 3 but also the new Compact SUV Model Y where it will logically come to the Swedish market somewhere later this year.