Volvo announces a massive 64% increase in electric car sales

Volvo announces a massive 64% increase in electric car sales

2021 was a promising year for the electric vehicle market in general, but especially for the automaker: Volvo. The brand released a sales report for the period and the numbers are impressive.

According to the car manufacturer, it sold 698,693 cars between January and December 2021, an increase of 5.6% compared to 2020. These numbers, however, refer to the total number of license plates, adding not only electric and electric cars, but also combustion models of the Swedish brand. .

In the electrified-only ward, the growth was even greater. Volvo revealed that it registered a 63.9% increase in sales of 100% electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, which combine combustion and electric engines.

In December alone, the manufacturer sold 64,436 new cars, about 40% of which are in the Recharge category, and 7.4% of these are fully electric. In a celebratory tone, Volvo said that the results were not good because of the semiconductor crisis, which is still strong in the market.

growth in the world

2021 was a good year for Volvo in Brazil and abroad. In the United States, the automaker closed the period by 10.9% compared to 2020. In China, the increase between the years was 3%, while in Europe it was 1.8%.

According to Volvo, the global sales champion in 2021 was the XC60, which sold 215,635 units. Second place was the XC40, with 201,037; and the platform was closed by the XC90, with 108,231 registrations.

Source: Volvo

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