In the month of June 2020, the overall car market in Sweden declined by 21.3 percent in comparison with June 2019. At the same time, EVs, both BEV (battery electric vehicles) and PHEV (plug-in electric vehicles), increased their market share significantly, thanks, in part, to the Swedish subsidy system introduced January 1, 2020.
In June 2020, 26 058 passenger cars were registered for the first time, 21.3 percent less than in June last year, according to the Transport Analysis monthly official statistics on new registrations. This decrease is most probably due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which means that comparison with the same period a year ago should be made with caution. The decrease slowed somewhat, as there were three more registration days in June 2020 compared to June last year.
Passenger cars defined as a “klimatbonusbil”, that is, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids that emit less than 70g CO2/km, and gas cars (natural, bio- and methane gas), accounted for 24.3 percent of new passenger car registrations in June. Diesel cars accounted for 24.0 percent of new passenger car registrations, down by 8.3 percentage points from the corresponding month a year ago. Passenger cars that are plug-in hybrids, or that run on ethanol or natural gas, accounted for 26.2 percent of new registrations in June, compared with 12.2 percent in the corresponding period in 2019.
Sales of what the Chinese call NEV (new energy vehicles) – battery electric vehicles (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) – fell 35 percent, compared to last year, to 85,600 units, according to the China Passenger Car Association.
Retail sales of sedans, SUVs, minivans and multipurpose vehicles declined 6.5% to 1.68 million units in June from a year earlier, the China Passenger Car Association said Wednesday. Sales had risen 1.9% in May, the first increase in a year.
Sales of new-energy vehicles, including electric cars, also continued to decline, PCA said. NEV sales fell 35% to 85,600 units, following a drop of 26% in May, 30% in April and 49% in March.
The inaugural World EV Day will be a day of global e-mobility appreciation. A day to celebrate global electric mobility, raise awareness, and promoting discussion.
Current and prospective drivers of electric vehicles, alongside local transport authorities and fleet operators, will be encouraged to recognize the crucial role which they play in driving the shift to sustainable road transport and a zero-emission future for all.
The day will become an annual institution and will also recognize the vital role which reliable and fast charging infrastructure, grid reinforcement and the integration of renewable power generation must play in enabling a truly sustainable transport ecosystem.