Volvo Automobiles has stopped promoting delicate hybrids in Denmark and now solely provides electrical vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Denmark is the second nation after Norway the place Volvo Automobiles sells its BEV and PHEV fashions below the Recharge label.
Volvo had already ended gross sales of pure combustion automobiles globally in 2019. Since then, the Swedish firm has been manufacturing electrical vehicles and plug-in hybrids in addition to delicate hybrids. Nonetheless, these automobiles can not run purely electrically or be externally charged – so they’re used like pure combustion automobiles.
Whereas Norway has lengthy been the capital of EV registration in Scandinavia, and to a lesser extent Sweden, gross sales of electrical vehicles in Denmark have additionally grown quickly just lately. That is partly by the sale of recent vehicles, but additionally by younger previous vehicles from different international locations. Chinese language producers BYD and Nio have additionally set their eyes on Denmark.
Within the assertion, Volvo Automobiles Denmark defined the transfer as excessive buyer demand for BEV and PHEV fashions, and rising charging infrastructure in addition to a nationwide deal with sustainability. The latter has additionally provided some tax advantages on the acquisition of electrified vehicles.
As a battery-only electrical automobile, Volvo presently provides the technically associated XC40 and C40 fashions – the latter, as we all know, is obtainable solely because the BEV. All different fashions till the growing older XC90 sequence are provided by Sweden as a plug-in hybrid. The successor to the XC90 will likely be launched later this yr – once more as a pure electrical automobile.
The times of plug-in hybrids are additionally numbered, as a part of its plan to focus completely on manufacturing and promoting pure electrical vehicles by 2030. “It is vitally doubtless that Denmark will likely be one of many first markets to say goodbye to plug-in hybrid vehicles,” says Sarka Hena Fuchsova, head of Volvo Automobiles Denmark.
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