Sweden May 2021 Electric Car Sales and PHEV Sales
39% of cars sold in May were plug-in electric.
Sweden used to be a country where plug-in hybrids sold much better than all-electric vehicles. That changed in April — probably owing to changes in taxation/subsidies, which now clearly favor all-electrics. In April, BEVs actually outsold PHEVs in the Swedish passenger car market, and the combined market share of both was at 43%.
In May, PHEVs (23%) are back on top, outselling BEVs (16%), but still, EV sales are not as skewed toward plug-in hybrids as they used to be.
Top 5 in May (all-electrics):
- Volkswagen ID.4 (693 units)
- Kia Niro EV (430 units)
- Skoda Enyaq (364 units)
- Volkswagen ID.3 (343 units)
- Polestar 2 (276 units)
Compared to April, sales of the ID.4 decreased by more than 50%. And yet it is, for the second month in a row, the #1 among plug-in passenger cars in Sweden. In the 3rd place is its twin, the Skoda Enyaq. The Kia Niro EV takes the 2nd spot.
Top 5 in May (PHEVs):
- Kia Ceed SW plug-in hybrid (511 units)
- Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid (459 units)
- Kia Niro plug-in hybrid (276 units)
- Volkswagen Passat GTE (242 units)
- Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid (230 units)
Sales of these PHEV models are either steady or down, compared to averages for the previous four months.
And far down the list, with 71 units registered, I found an interesting entry from Geely, the Chinese company that owns Volvo: the Lynk & Co 01 plug-in hybrid.