|New month, new theme: This month, wheels. In the picture, 2013 Nissan Leaf alloys|
We start analysing March with the swedish market, down 33% from an all-time record set in February (277 units), but still, at 188 sales, it was the second best Plug-In sales month ever and a stratospheric growth over last year's EV sales (35 units).
In the models ranking, the volvo V60 Plug-in collects another pole position, followed by two models at #2, the Prius Plug-In and the Nissan Leaf.
The new swedish Plug In seems to be affecting the Prius PHEV sales, recording a weak 28 sales this month and letting itself being caught by the Nissan Leaf, who is having a considerable growth year-on-year, almost tripling its sales.
Further down, the Opel Ampera registers it's first two sales of the year, a shy performance considering that last year it sold an average 7 units per month. Another V60 victim?
This sales surge from plug ins contrasts with the overall car market, down in March 21% to 22.493 units, resulting in a market share of 0,84% for EV's, not much in isolation, but enough to qualify it as one of the markets with higher plug in share, behind Norway and on par with other markets like France, Japan or the Netherlands.
|Pl||Sweden||Mar '13||YTD '13||%||YTD '12|
|1||Volvo V60 Plug-In||117||352||55||N/A|
|2||Toyota Prius Plug-In||28||137||21||N/A|
|4||Renault Kangoo ZE||12||49||8||4|
|5||Volvo C30 Electric||1||13||2||14|