The Nissan Leaf narrowly outsold the Opel Ampera and Volvo C30 as the most popular electric passenger vehicle in Sweden during the first half of 2012.
During the first six months of 2012, the Nissan Leaf was the best-selling electric car in Sweden, followed by the Opel Ampera. The Volvo C30 was the third most popular electric car in Sweden. More new electric passenger vehicles were registered in Sweden during the first half of 2012 than in the full year 2011.
Best-Selling Electric Cars in Sweden in 2011 and 2012
The most popular electric cars in Sweden during 2011 and the first six months of 2012 were according to new passenger vehicle registration figures released by Bilsweden:
|2012 (Jan-June)||2011 (Jan – June)||2011 (Full Year)|
|Volvo C30 Electric||48||24||48|
|Smart for Two EV||2|
Changes in the Best-Selling Electric Cars List in Sweden in 2011 and 2012
The Swedish market for new electric passenger vehicles more than doubled between 2011 and the first half of 2012. The total number of electric vehicles remains, however, very small compared to the total Swedish car market of 142,633 vehicles during the first half of 2012.
The most popular electric car in Sweden in 2011 was the Mitsubishi iMiev, however, it slipped to insignificance in 2012. The technologically similar Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn also saw sales slipping fast.
The new Nissan Leaf and Opel Ampera (not considered by all to be a truly EV) were the market leaders during the first half of 2012. The Volvo C30 Electric also remained a popular choice with buyers of electric cars in Sweden with sales double that of the previous year.