Volvo XC60 PHEV is King of the Hill in Brazil
In the midst of a devastating Covid pandemic, that has plunged the Brazilian overall market by 77% in April, the local PEV market is thriving, with sales up 55% in 2020, and registrations in April growing a meritable 28%, quite an achievement once we consider the doom and gloom around it.
This has allowed some activity to the plugin share needle, with last month plugin share hitting a record 0,18% score, pulling the 2020 count to...0,07%.
A lot needs to be done in this large market (the overall market averages 2 to 3 millions per year), especially considering that 80% of this year plugin sales concern PHEVs.
Maybe a Tesla GF here would start the local EV Revolution?...
Looking at the Best Sellers, we can see the great popularity of the Volvo XC60 PHEV, that owns more than half of the market, and was already last year Best Seller, by far.
At a great distance we have the newly introduced(!) Chevrolet Bolt, that has already surpassed the BMW armada, and is the main reason why BEVs are tripling sales this year.
Below the GM product, we have four BMW's (the 745e is #6), with the 330e landing in April with 21 units, so the German midsizer should reach the runner-up spot sometime this year.