BYD Atto rises in popularity in Sweden

The most popular electric model in Sweden for the month of June came from China. The BYD Atto 3 recorded 721 new registrations there in July, just ahead of the VW ID.4 (710). For the year, however, another electric SUV is in the lead, as well as ahead of all internal combustion vehicles.

More successful than the BYD Atto 3 across all drive types was only the Volvo XC60 with 807 new registrations (708 of which were plug-in hybrids). In total, 6,487 pure electric cars and 3,882 plug-in hybrids were newly registered in Sweden in July.

Out of a total of 17,300 newly registered passenger cars, BEVs thus accounted for just over 37 per cent and PHEVs for just over 22 per cent. About 60 per cent of new passenger cars in Sweden in July thus had a charging connection. In the current year, 58,936 new BEVs and 33,009 plug-in hybrids have been registered so far, out of a total of 157,963 vehicles, this makes an EV share (BEV+PHEV) of 58.2 per cent.

It is also noteworthy that more BEVs were registered in Sweden in July than in the neighbouring country and electric pioneer Norway – as reported, there were 6,148. However, the Scandinavian country with the most new electric vehicle registrations in July was Denmark: In our northern neighbouring country, 11,239 electric cars were registered in the same period.

While it was relatively close between the BYD Atto 3 and the ID.4 with only eleven vehicles difference, the gap to the third-placed BMW i4 with 385 new registrations is quite large. Behind the electric sedan built in Munich, on the other hand, things are getting much closer again: with 370 new registrations, the Skoda Enyaq follows in fourth place, just ahead of the Tesla Model Y built in Grünheide with 359 units. This is followed by two Kia models (the Niro EV with 307 and the EV6 with 202 new registrations) ahead of the MEB SUV Audi Q4 e-tron (289) and the Polestar 2 (282). The VW ID.5 closes the top ten with 232 new registrations.

In contrast, in the current year from January to July, the Model Y is the most registered electric car in Sweden with 8,901 units, well ahead of the Volvo XC40 (5,126, BEV version only) and the ID.4 (5,072). BYD’s July leader has 1,396 new registrations so far in 2023. The Model Y is also ahead across all drive types in the current year. Adding the various hybrids, the XC40 has 6,660 new registrations, followed by the Volvo XC60 with 6,337 vehicles. (in Swedish)


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