Volvo happily announced that despite the challenging times, it has increased its car sales in the U.S. year-over-year. In December, sales increased 15.2% to 14,244, while in 2020 sales were up by 1.8% to 110,129.
It seems also that the plug-in electric car sales (several PHEV models) expand quickly, as the share of Recharge models increased to 12% in December.
This is the only number that we have, but it's enough to calculate that some 1,709 plug-ins were sold last month!
We are not sure, but it looks like a new record. In 2016-2019 the company rarely exceeded 1,000 plug-in units a quarter.
Once the all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge hits the market, Volvo should be able to remain in the two-digit range for plug-in share, gradually moving up. The premium brands are usually the ones with the highest share of plug-in sales.
In the following post, we will take a look at the global Volvo plug-in car sales, which is already quite significant, thanks to the European rush.