“We were planning on a three to five per cent take rate of this model. But our current rate on sold orders is over 20 per cent. We underestimated it.”
Nick Connor, Volvo UK’s managing director, admits that the carmaker did not think that the plug-in hybrid variant of the XC90 would become this popular with customers.
autoexpress.co.uk via autoblog.com
“By 2015 or 2016, we will actually see an inflection point where global plug-in hybrid production overtakes that of electric vehicles.”
Ben Scott, senior analyst at IHS Automotive comments on a study done by IHS Automotive that concludes that sales of plug-in hybrids will much exceed those of pure electric cars by 2020.
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