6% Of New Car Sales In Sweden Are Plug-In Electric Cars

JUL 12 2018 BY MARK KANE 9

Sweden notes a significant continuous rate of growth of plug-in electric car sales since 2017 and the market share already increased to 6%.

Volkswagen Passat GTE

In total, some 2,749 units were registered in June, which is 69% more than a year ago.

In the first half of the year, the number of registrations hit 13,353 (up 60%).

The country has so far been dominated by plug-in hybrids with the Volkswagen Passat GTE in the lead, followed by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Volvo XC60 T8.

The situation may change soon though. From July 1, 2018 there are changes to subsidies – up to €6,000 for all-electric models, while the plug-in hybrids will get less (conventional ICE cars, on the other hand, will be taxed additionally.

“A new fiscal system started on July 1st, where regular ICE models see their taxes increased (Malus), to the profit of a few PHEVs, but especially BEVs, that will see their incentives (Bonus) increase to some 6,000 euros, which explains why BEVs sank (-17% in June), while some (large) PHEVs had a sales surge last month.”

Plug-in electric car sales in Sweden – June 2018 (source: EV Sales Blog)

Source: EV Sales Blog

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Another Euro point of view

Am I dreaming or I do see a vapourware Volkswagen plug-in on top of this sales chart ?


Yeah, we like our cars a bit bigger than down south…

Vapourware? I don’t understand… I see Passat GTEs reasonably regularly in Germany. And when the Dutch go skiing in the winter practically every third car is a Passat GTE wagon. Sure they should build more of them, and with bigger batteries, but it’s hardly vapourware.

Oh wait, NOW I see the sarcasm tag 😉

In the Top 20 for Sweden
3 VW
3 Volvo

The article is incorrect. Basically all PHEVs will get increased incentives (maximum decrease in incentives is ~$100 so it has no impact at all). And the i3 REx will get the highest incentive boost of all (+30 000 sek, while BEVs get +20 000 sek).

Also the PHEVs that don’t get big boosts will increase sales anyway since the malus for their ICE counterpart is very high, so the PHEVs will get “cheaper” by comparison.

The bonus/malus in Sweden is good for BEVs but even greater for PHEVs.

So this is the calm before the storm, expect record plug-in levels in July. July will most likely be the first (of many) double digits plug-in sales months.

The percentage for the whole year is expected to land at ~9-10%.

> The percentage for the whole year is expected to land at ~9-10%.

Who has calcuated this value?

Bilsweden and PowerCircle.

But it is easy enough for you to do the calculations yourself. 9% is on the cautious side, it will definitely not be below that. The question is rather how high a good November and December can take it combined with the bonus/malus surge coming this month.

June saw very busy days for dealers to get the diesels out the door before the deadline. Expect July sales of diesel and petrol cars to be very slow. This could make for a very high share of plug-in vehicles in July.

Does this mean that still 94% (!) of new cars sold are still fuel consuming ICE? (OMG!)
What would be the % of hybrids and EVs all together?