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Sweden Reaches 26% Electric Vehicle Market Share!


Published on March 25th, 2020 |
by Zachary Shahan

March 25th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan 

Yes, the Swedish electric vehicle market is an odd one in which approximately 80% of electric vehicle sales are plug-in hybrids, leaving only 20% of the market for fully electric vehicles. Most EV markets are around 50–50 or favor fully electric vehicles (BEVs). Nonetheless, an overall EV market share of 26% is a stunning achievement in early 2020.

Being Sweden, the #1 EV in February was, unsurprisingly, a Volvo. Perhaps more surprisingly, according to the EV Volumes data, the next three vehicles on the list were all Kias! One of the things I’ve noticed from doing EV sales reports in many countries is: Kia and Hyundai are everywhere. The brands seldom hold a #1 ranking, but they seem to be in the top 10 is almost every country.

Adding up the results from the first two months, the Volkswagen Passat GTE takes the #2 spot and the evergreen Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV takes #4. Further down most lists, meanwhile, are several other luxury plug-in hybrids, broken up here and there by 5 fully electric models (other than the leading Kia Niro EV): the Audi e-tron (particularly popular in Nordic countries), Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV, and Tesla Model 3. As noted above, this is a PHEV-heavy market — it’s quite hard for other fully electric models to break through.

Below are also sales charts with “Others” included if you prefer that view. As is the case in many markets, the electric vehicles that don’t make it into the top 20 combine for more sales than the models in the top 20, showing how spread out and diverse the market is becoming.

Overall, Kia has 24% of the Swedish EV market right now, Volvo has 23%, Volkswagen 11%, BMW 8%, and Mitsubishi 7%.

Have any other thoughts on the results in Sweden? Drop them in the comments below.

Special thanks to José Pontes and EV Volumes for support with data in this article.

Related: The EV Adoption Ramps in 4 Top Electric Vehicle Countries 

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Zachary Shahan is tryin’ to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO.


Vehicle fleeing MSP reaches over 100 mph in Oakland County before crash in Sterling Heights

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A vehicle fleeing Michigan State Police troopers reached speeds of over 100 mph in Oakland County before crashing in Sterling Heights, authorities said.

You can watch the full video above.

Michigan State Police troopers were called around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday about a carjacking suspect fleeing police. They said he was involved in several incidents in Detroit and Eastpointe.

Detroit police officers were initially chasing the vehicle, but stopped when it crossed into Royal Oak.

The vehicle sped through Royal Oak and into Troy, according to authorities. State troopers took over the pursuit.

Troopers tried to stop the driver on Metro Parkway, but he led them into a subdivision along Metro Parkway and then eastbound through several cities.

The chase ended with a violent crash in Sterling Heights. Police said the man was approaching Dodge Park when he lost control of the vehicle, struck the curb and rolled over several times.

Both people in the car received non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital in the custody of Eastpointe police.

No officers or members of the public were injured, police said.

State troopers will submit a report to prosecutors for fleeing and eluding, according to authorities.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police chase ends after crash in Oakland County. (Alex Atwell/WDIV)
Police chase ends after crash in Oakland County. (Alex Atwell/WDIV) (WDIV)

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