Sweden’s BEVs Hit New Excessive Earlier than Incentive Reduce


Sweden’s plugin electrical automobile share hit file highs in November, gaining 64.6% of the auto market, from 54.3% a 12 months in the past. Full electrics noticed dramatic development in share, gaining 42.5% in November, from 26.0% 12 months on 12 months, influenced by coverage modifications. General auto volumes have been 25,588 items, up 21.5% YoY from a weak 2021, although nonetheless some 15.8% down from pre-2020 seasonal norms (averaging >30,000 items). November’s bestselling automobile was the Volvo XC40 full electrical.

November’s mixed plugin share of 64.5% comprised 42.5% battery electrics (BEVs), and 22.1% plugin hybrids (PHEVs). These evaluate with 26.0%, and 28.3%, a 12 months in the past, exhibiting a putting development in BEVs even while PHEVs receded.

In quantity phrases, BEVs broke a brand new month-to-month file, at 10,868 items (virtually double YoY from 5,468). The general public coverage surroundings was the most important affect on these outcomes: The “local weather bonus” incentive was scrapped through the month, resulting in a rush of BEV orders to catch the bonus earlier than expiry.

A few of these rushed BEV orders might be fulfilled rapidly, juicing November’s BEV registration volumes, whereas most will take as much as 12 months to truly be delivered to clients, and seem within the registration outcomes.

Standard combustion-only powertrains (mixed) have been all the way down to a brand new file low, falling slightly below 25% share of the market, for the primary time (24.6%).

November’s High Promoting BEVs

The Volvo XC40 was the perfect promoting BEV in November, once more beating the Volkswagen ID.4 into second place, identical as final month. This time round, its sibling the Volvo C40 took third, and cousin Polestar 2 took 4th, a terrific consequence for the Volvo-Polestar household.

The Tesla Mannequin Y recovered to fifth spot, from relative absence final month. The MG Marvel R regained a high ten place, for the primary time since July.

Additional again, the Renault Megane continued to develop gross sales, reaching 237 items in November, and sixteenth spot.

When it comes to newer rising fashions, the MG4 noticed its first industrial volumes in November, with 102 items. Likewise, the BYD Atto 3, which first appeared final month in pattern volumes, noticed an honest 83 items in November. It’s an SUV, sized in-between the Kia Niro, and VW ID.4, Sweden’s two hottest BEVs. But it’s extra reasonably priced than both, while providing comparable vary and functionality.

Each the MG4 and BYD Atto 3 have nice gross sales potential within the Swedish market.

On the costlier finish of the market, the BYD Tang, a bigger premium SUV, additionally stepped up volumes and bought 24 items in November.

Final however not least, the brand new BMW i7 broke cowl, and registered an preliminary 3 items in November (maybe solely showroom items for now). This excessive finish mannequin (virtually €150k base worth) gained’t ever get close to the highest 20, however it’s however good to see BMW shifting yet one more certainly one of its longest-established iconic automobile segments over to BEV.

Now let’s check out the 3-month image:

Tesla’s irregular logistics imply that the Mannequin Y has, for now, fallen off from its earlier lead, to get replaced by the Volvo XC40. Fairly a way behind, the VW ID.4 takes 2nd, and the Volvo C40 takes third.

Listed below are the primary climbers since three months in the past:

Listed below are those who dropped their rankings:

Keep in mind that Sweden is a smaller market, so producers’ non permanent allocation choices can lead to important swings in mannequin registration volumes, which don’t essentially replicate the precise reputation of the automobile.


As famous above, a lot of November’s sturdy BEV consequence was as a consequence of pull ahead results of the latest “local weather bonus” incentive expiry. As Mobilty Sweden put it “The [unexpected] scrapping of the local weather bonus led to a rush to the automobile dealerships on Tuesday 8 November and traditionally excessive order numbers, the place 95 p.c of the orders have been for rechargeable vehicles” (machine translation).

Now we have seen from the UK — which additionally cancelled plugin buy incentives just lately — that BEV demand development does not essentially take a big everlasting hit from lowered buy incentives. Nonetheless, the UK carried out a gradual phase-out over time, quite than a single reduce off. We should wait and see how Sweden’s BEV market is affected by this latest, extra abrupt, change.

For his or her half, Mobility Sweden estimate that ” We assess that the sturdy development fee of electrical vehicles might be slowed down if new coverage devices will not be launched.” (machine translation)

Given this latest coverage change, it’s laborious to forecast what is going to occur in December, and within the coming months.

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