In November 12% Of Car Sales In Sweden Were Plug-In Electric


Demand for plug-in cars in Sweden is now higher than ever

Sweden enjoys plug-in electric car sales growth to a record level of 3,038 in November, which is 30% up year-over-year, despite the overall market declining by a significant 21%.

Market share improved to 12%. Changes in the incentives (more favorable for BEVs) and extermination of many plug-in hybrids by lack of WLTP-certification resulted in high growth of all-electric car sales by 361% to 1,203, while the PHEVs decreased 12%. Sales of electric cars could be even higher, but many models are production constrained.

After the first 11 months of 2018, 25,979 plug-in cars were sold in Sweden (up 46%) at an average market share of 8%.

Plug-in electric car sales in Sweden

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

The best selling model in November was Kia Optima PHEV (415), but attention draws Nissan LEAF, which surge to second place with 388 sales!

Source: EV Sales Blog

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8 Comments on "In November 12% Of Car Sales In Sweden Were Plug-In Electric"

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The BEVs really need to be separated from the PHEVs. Primarily because less than half of those driving a PHEV actually plug it in use the EV power on EVERY TRIP like a BEV owner would. Which would indicate that most PHEV owners drive in HYBRID mode most of the time.

Even Ford’s own somewhat biased data shows that only 60% of their PHEV owners plug in daily, and of that percentage, they still run in hybrid mode for about half of their daily driving. And this is with many Ford PHEV models being at Ford campuses where they installed workplace chargers for free charging that definitely skew the data in Ford’s favor.

But the big difference is that with a BEV the vehicle is running 100% electric. With a PHEV, about 50% may use ‘some’ electric power, but ALL will be using ICE/hybrid for at least 50% of their driving. Which is why I think PHEVs should be separated from the BEVs otherwise using the term ‘plug-in electric’ means mostly hybrid.

You are throwing a lot of numbers around without any sources supporting them. And using Ford with their grand total of 1 PHEV model and with an AER of 21miles, hardly improves on your case.

For one I highly doubt people will pay the PHEV premium to only charge 60% of the time. Maybe in Texas or Alabama yes, but definitely not in a 7$/gallon Sweden.

Exactly, when plugging in gives the car more horsepower and torque.

yeah, citation needed.
The only citation of not plugging in was a state government, that Reimburses gas expense, but not your home electric charging expense.

Don’t spread right wing lies here, when fox news just a few clicks away.

I drive the BMW i3 REX, and guess what? I don’t plug in daily, because I DO NOT NEED TO. You need better data than antidotal rumor. If range exceeds your daily drive you don’t have to plug in every day.

Here are some recent stats from Volswagen customers in Sweden. More than 90% charge once a daty. 30% charge more than once a day. Only 8 percent report that they drive more than 60% on gasoline/diesel. In sum, PHEV users pay to drive electric, and “fuel” is a fraction of the price. Article is in Swedish, unfortunately…

The car looks like a SAAB reincarnation. Would make sense as the article is about Sweden. I am still sad ( and angry at GM (non)management…

Excellent news, another 3000 gas cars bite the dust. They will enjoy many more years of service from a LION car than a ICE. That mild climate is exceptionally kind to LION cars. Just make sure your car has enough range to run the heat and AC. A 12v electric blanket might be useful in that climate if the car doesn’t meet their range expectations, or if they co on a really long trip. The 12v blanket might only pull 50 watts.

Enjoy your cars!