The local plugin market is on fire, jumping 141% YoY, to 10.280 registrations, its
second third record performance in a row, with last month scoring a record 37% share for plugins (10% BEV), helped by a falling (-13% YoY) overall market, and pulling the 2020 PEV share to 33% (9% BEV).
This time both technologies grew at similar pace, with PHEVs jumping 134% last month, to 7.571 units, while BEVs (+163%) had 2.709 registrations, with the split in this year sales remaining at 28% for BEVs and 72% PHEVs.
With plugin hybrids now representing 24% of the total market, maybe now's the time to reduce incentives for PHEVs? Another way, would be to set a minimum electric range for a PHEV to be eligible for subsidies...What do you think?
Looking at the remaining fuels, last month, HEVs clocked 13% share, versus 8% a year ago, while petrol lost 14% market share(!), now at 31%, while diesel was even worse, down 15% in share, to just 16%.
And to think diesel has 72% share in 2012, at this pace, diesel will be död in Sweden by 2022...
Looking at last month Best Sellers, in November the VW ID.3 was a party crasher, it hasn't won the Best Seller trophy, losing to the Volvo XC60 PHEV by just 18 units, but its record 773 units were enough to spoil another 1-2 win for Volvo, as the new German model outsold the Volvo S/V60 PHEV siblings by 59 units.
Funny enough, last month, the ID.3 has also outsold its ICE sibling, the once almighty VW Golf (742 units)....A sign of the times?
Highlighting Volkswagen's positive month, the VW Passat GTE was #4, while the last place in this Top 5 went for the BMW 330e, that thanks to its new station wagon body, a must have in order to succeed in Sweden, scored a record 447 registrations last month.
Another proof of the popularity of station wagons in Sweden is the fact that 4 out of these 5 models are available in Wagon body...Yes, i know the Volvo XC60 PHEV is an SUV, but let's face it, models like the XC60 are nothing more than raised (and heavier, and pricier, and less fuel efficient...) station wagons.
Volvo XC60 PHEV
Volvo S/V60 PHEV
VW Passat GTE
Looking at the 2020 ranking, the top positions remained the same, with the only position change happening in the Top 10 being the Volvo XC40 PHEV jumping to #8, with the Belgian-Swede looking to climb a couple more positions in the last two stages of this year race.
On the second half of the table we have the Audi e-Tron climbing one position, to #13, at the expense of Volvo's S/V90 PHEV twins, with the Big Audi becoming the full size category new leader.
But the big news is the VW ID.3 joining the Top 20 in #17, and expect it to jump further positions in the next two months, maybe joining the Top 10 at the end of the year.
There were also other good news on the BEV side, with the #16 Nissan Leaf registering its best result in 21 months, with 230 units, proving once again that deep discounts do wonders for a model career...
Outside the Top 20, we should mention the ramp up of Mercedes, with 3 models (E300e/de - 195 units; GLE350e/de - 153; EQC - 119) scoring record deliveries, with the first of them climibng to #23 and on its way to the Top 20, while the last two have beaten their personal best in November, by the third time in a row...#MercedesIsRising.
But it's not only about the German maker, as there are other models shining, like the Audi A6 PHEV (131 units), or the BMW X1 PHEV (183), while two other compact SUVs are ramping up deliveries, with the Toyota RAV4 PHEV now at over 300 deliveries, while the fresh Volvo XC40 EV had 85 deliveries in November.
In the manufacturers ranking, Volvo is comfortably in the lead, with 23% share (down 1%), thanks to the success of its PHEV lineup, while Kia (17%, down 2%) keeps the 2nd place, and the rising Volkswagen (14%, up 1%) closes the podium, well ahead of Tesla (5%).