One in five Volvos sold is electric

XC60 most popular Volvo in May

Volvo XC40 and C40 RechargeVolvo XC40 and C40 RechargeVolvo XC40 and C40 RechargeVolvo XC40 and C40 RechargeVolvo XC40 and C40 RechargeVolvo XC40 and C40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 and C40 Recharge

Nearly one in five new Volvos registered globally in May had a fully electric powertrain. This is evident from the figures that Volvo released last month.

Last month, 60,398 new Volvos were registered worldwide. That was no less than 30 percent more than the number of new Volvos that appeared on the road in the same month last year. That sounds like Volvo had an absolute record month, but don’t forget that May last year was certainly not a good month for the car industry in international car sales. Around this time last year, automakers were still struggling with supply chain obstacles and constraints. May’s registration figures bring the total number of Volvos registered in the first five months of this year to 275,312 units, 14 percent more than in the same period last year.

Volvo XC40 and C40 Recharge

The Volvo C40 is only available with an electric powertrain.

Of the more than 60,000 Volvos registered worldwide in May, 40 percent had an electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain. Fully electric Volvos, in turn, accounted for an 18 percent share of the total. That means almost one in five new Volvos registered in May was an electric XC40 or C40. In Europe, the share of fully electric Volvos was higher. Of the 26,272 cars registered in Europe in May, almost 30 percent had an electric powertrain.

Last month, the Volvo XC60 was the car for which the brand managed to register the most copies worldwide (18,052 units). In second place is the XC40 (17,596 units), followed by the XC90, of which more than 9,000 units were registered in May. The new EX90 is also only available with an electric powertrain, but the worldwide delivery of the new SUV has not yet started.

.

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

Recent Articles

Related Stories