The Volkswagen ID.3 is the first EV ever to be #1.
The Tesla Model 3 bever get beyond the last step on the podium.
The big news here is that the Volkswagen ID.3, or any car for that matter, will be taking over from a Volvo product as the best-selling car in the country in December. The margin isn’t enormous but this is a clear sign that things are changing.
When the original story was written on CarUp, there were less than a handful of days left in the month. At the time, 1,734 ID.3s had been registered in Sweden, against 1,607 Volvo V60s. In all likelihood, this 127-unit gap was not going to be covered in so few days.
The attraction to the all-new Volkswagen ID.3, as well as its affordability, has heavily influenced the 116% increase in sales of PHEVs and EVs so far this year in Sweden. The Tesla Model 3, when it arrived in March of 2019, never managed to do better than a third place on the best-seller list, and that was when it was introduced. What’s more, despite its late arrival in 2020, the ID.3 is only about 200 units away from the Model 3’s total tally for the year.
These results must sting Volvo ever so slightly as they too have an EV in the XC40 Recharge and a number of PHEVs…