Plug-in electric car sales in Sweden – October 2016 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-in electric car sales in Sweden – October 2016 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

Sweden is one of the largest plug-in electric car markets by market share.  In recent months, thanks to strong demand for plug-in hybrids, sales have exceeded 3%, and in October reached 3.4%.

Monthly EV sales now typically hit the 4-digit mark in the country, and after 10 months a total of 10,873 have been registered. That's already more than the 9,039 from all of 2015.

As one would expect from the rather colder climate of Sweden, plug-in hybrids are at the forefront of sales...at least until more affordable long range electric vehicle solutions are available.

Overall just six models made up more than 70% of sales - and of those, only 2 all-electric vehicles make the list at #5 and #6.

  1. Volkswagen Passat GTE - 3,359
  2. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV -  1,276
  3. Volvo V60 PHEV - 981
  4. Volvo XC90 T8 - 764
  5. Nissan LEAF - 702
  6. Tesla Model S - 655
Also of note:  The Tesla Model X stands 12th overall with 174 sales this year, 34 of them in October (good for 7th).

source: EV Sales Blog