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Electric cars and plug-in hybrids are in demand in Sweden

Since July 1, 2018, Sweden has been running its own funding program for cars and light trucks / buses with CO2 emissions of a maximum of 60 g / km. These vehicles receive a climate bonus of 60.000 Swedish kronor (around 5.900 euros / June 2021) when they are newly registered. However, the upper limit of the climate bonus may not exceed 25% of the vehicle's value. For companies that buy an electric vehicle, the bonus may not exceed 35 percent of the difference between the price of a new car and the price of a comparable gasoline or diesel vehicle. The bonus is paid directly to the owner six months after the vehicle is registered, preventing the vehicle from being sold during this period. A special feature is that the bonus for every gram of CO2 above zero, for example in the case of hybrid vehicles, is reduced by 60 kroner up to 833g / km.

In September, some tightening of the bonus-malus system for the year 2022 was announced. This means that further shifts in the car market are to be expected in the next year. In the current year, every fourth newly registered vehicle was rechargeable.

There is also an individual admission scenario for this funding program. In Sweden the manufacturer Volvo naturally has a home bonus. Here are the most popular cars with a climate bonus in 2022.

Trends 2022

" The proportion of chargeable cars, i.e. electric cars and plug-in hybrids, was 55 percent in September. So far this year, battery-powered cars account for 51,4 percent of this year's registrations, compared to just under 42 percent last year. Electric cars accounted for around 35 percent of the month's new registrations, which was more than the combined share of almost 32 percent for petrol and diesel cars. In the first nine months of the year, the proportion of registrations for electric cars was around 28 percent, compared to the previous year the number has increased by 55 percent. The share of plug-in hybrids was around 20 percent in September and around 23 percent of annual registrations. The number of plug-in hybrids has fallen by around 21 percent this year compared to the same period last year." (press release bilsweden)

The top 5 new registrations in Sweden with a climate bonus January-September 2022

Kia Niro "Spirit"

1.Kia Niro

6.653 units

Trend stable

Kia Ceed model year 2019 - Copyright Kia

2. Kia Ceed

6.255 units

Volkswagen ID.4 - Copyright Volkswagen

3.VW ID.4

5.624 units

Tesla Model Y Copyright Tesla

3. Tesla Model Y

4.891 units

New Volvo XC60 - Copyrigtht Volvo

5. Volvo XC60

4.076 units

Polestar Space in Oslo - Copyright Volvo Cars Polestar

Trend 2022

Polestar 2

2.801 units

Addendum

Cover picture - Sweden climate bonus - © flowertiare - stock.adobe.com

Images of cars Copyright of the manufacturer

Source. Statistics from the industry association in Sweden - bilsweden

N. Hawthorn

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