Volvo: Big in Finland
Despite a harsh climate and small incentives, Finland has become a major plug-in market, thanks to some impressive growth rates, with 2020 continuing with the outlandish (+132% YoY) rates, and with the mainstream market falling significantly (-8% YoY), the 2020 PEV Share started at an amazing 14%, the first time the yearly share goes into two-digits, thanks to a record 1.443 registrations last month.
This continues to be a PHEV-friendly market, with BEVs representing just 12% of sales, as the 100% PHEV Top 10 shows. The Best Selling BEV last month was the Renault Zoe, that managed to score a record 29 registrations, ahead of nameplates like the Tesla Model 3 (13 units), Nissan Leaf (21), Hyundai Kona EV (25), or the Audi e-Tron (20).
Looking at the models ranking, Volvo got a 1-2 win, with the XC60 PHEV and S/V60 PHEV models starting 2020 where they ended 2019, and with record performances to boot, with these two Swede models alone securing 25% of the market for the brand.
But the surprise of the month was the thunderous landing of the Skoda Superb PHEV, jumping straight into #3, with 95 registrations, confirming the local taste for midsize wagons (there are 4 of them in this Top 10).
Another recent landing is the BMW X5 PHEV, that has started ramping up deliveries and started the year in #5, with a record 80 registrations, becoming the Best Selling BMW in the table, ahead of the #6 BMW 530e and #8 BMW 330e.
Another two recent reinforcements in the plugin bandwagon are the Audi Q5 PHEV, in #8, and the #10 Mercedes C300e/de twins.