Sweden – Tesla Mannequin Y Takes Over 10% Of Complete Auto Market!


Sweden’s plugin electrical automobiles took nearly 60% of the auto market in March, up from 55.6% yr on yr. BEVs alone took 41.6% of the market, up from 31.8% YoY. Total auto market quantity was 30,261 models, up some 5% YoY, although nonetheless beneath historic seasonal norms. The Tesla Mannequin Y was the general finest promoting automobile of any type, taking 10.6% of all passenger auto gross sales!

March’s mixed plugin share of 59.9% comprised 41.6% full electrics (BEVs), and 18.3% plugin hybrids (PHEVs). These shares evaluate YoY with 55.6%, 31.8%, and 23.7%, respectively.

It phrases of volumes, BEVs had been up almost 38% YoY, whereas PHEVs had been down by some 19%. Petrol-only automobiles, and HEVs, had been primarily flat YoY, and diesels had been down by over a 3rd.

Diesel share of the market reached a close to document low of seven.6% (solely December ’22 was decrease, at 6.7%). Petrol share seems to be set to commonly slide below 20% in Q3 or This autumn this yr. Excepting the potential of anomalous logistics occasions, it’s unlikely that non-plugins will ever get close to to 50% share of the market once more (and shortly, 40% will probably be a stretch).

Sweden’s Finest Promoting BEVs

Tesla’s Mannequin Y was (by far) one of the best promoting BEV in March, and in reality one of the best promoting of any auto, with an enormous 3,202 models. This was 10.6% of your complete passenger auto market! Solely the Volvo XC40 BEV has come near this efficiency, taking 7.4% of the auto market final December.

This time round, the XC40 needed to accept second, with 1,255 models, far behind the Tesla. The Volkswagen ID.4 got here in third (898 models).

There have been no huge surprises within the prime 20, although let’s give a shout out to the nice worth MG5 for setting its quantity document (413 models) and grabbing sixth spot.

Exterior the highest 20, a newcomer BEV mannequin, the Nio ET5, confirmed its face for the primary time with an preliminary 6 models registered. The ET5 is a premium priced, mid sized sedan, with lengthy vary, battery swapping, and with a tech focus. For comparability, its month-to-month lease value is about 10% greater than the Tesla Mannequin 3 Twin Motor, and is round 10cm longer in dimension, with related efficiency.

At this worth level, the Nio will clearly stay a distinct segment automobile, however might push innovation on this higher finish of the market, and will maybe get Nio nearer to releasing extra reasonably priced future automobiles.

Let’s have a look at the 3-month view:

The Tesla Mannequin Y has now jumped up into first place, from 4th as just lately as final quarter. The previous chief, the Volvo XC40, has been displaced, now in 2nd, and the VW ID.4 has likewise been shuffled down a spot, into third.

Let’s summarize the primary climbers in comparison with the earlier (October-to-December) interval:

These fashions had been amongst these dropping again:

With Tesla’s native European manufacturing now passing 22,000 models per 30 days (and nonetheless climbing), and with Shanghai manufacturing nonetheless supplementing that, the Mannequin Y is now trying ever more durable to displace from the BEV lead throughout nearly all European markets.

In markets already effectively down the trail of the EV transition, the Mannequin Y has a good probability to be the general finest promoting automobile. This regardless of its price ticket of €45,000 to €48,000, for the entry variant!


Sweden’s auto business group, Mobility Sweden, has just lately downgraded its general auto gross sales forecast for 2023, from 290,000 all the way down to 265,000 models. It cites the general financial situations for customers, in addition to the cancellation of plugin incentives in November 2022.

“In latest occasions, the Swedes have been hit by greater rates of interest, inflation and usually elevated dwelling prices” stated CEO Mattias Bergman (Machine Translation).

The inflation price stands at 12% (and remains to be on an upward pattern), while home costs are falling, and the financial system has just lately been forecast to recess by 0.6% this yr.

Clearly it will put a brake on client orders for brand spanking new autos, probably together with BEVs. Since there’s a massive order backlog of autos, and particularly BEVs, it might solely be in late Q3 that any downturn in gross sales turns into clear, so we should wait and see.

As normal, those that have sufficient upfront capital to pay the premium for a plugin are then in a position to entry higher general worth in whole prices of possession, due largely to vitality value financial savings. Relying on how laborious client spending will get hit, we must always count on the relative demand for plugins, particularly BEVs, to stay stronger than that of non-plugins, all through a lot of 2023.

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