Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sweden Reach Strong 2.6% Market Share In 2015
Sweden is one of the largest European plug-in electric car markets.
Around 9,039 sales (up 80% compared to 5,033 in 2014) for 2015 isn’t all that high, but compared to 345,108 total registrations, Sweden stands at a remarkable 2.6% market share for plug-ins.
The other significant number is some 2,080 sales in December, which was a record month for plug-in car sales in Sweden and elsewhere around the globe.
Sweden cuts in half some incentives to plug-in hybrids (BEVs without change) this year, so the PHEV surge in the last month of the year was pretty obvious.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, for example, noted record high 1,249 sales. With 3,297 Outlander PHEVs sold in Sweden last year, this model held the largest part of the market.
The second best selling model in Sweden was the Tesla Model S at 996 (record 172 in December). Both models controls nearly half of the Swedish plug-in electric car market (nearly 7,000 sales in a little over two years).
data source: EV Sales Blog