Kia Optima PHEV Shines in July in Sweden

The Swedish PEV passenger car market registered 1.174 units in July, up 19% regarding the same month last year, with the PEV market at a record 4.3%.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was the monthly best-selling car for the second time this year, with 203 deliveries, followed by the surprising Kia Optima PHEV, with 169 registrations, and the VW Passat GTE, with 161 units.

In the Year-to-date ranking, the podium seats remain the same, with the VW Passat GTE leading with 2.150 units, followed by the Outlander PHEV (1 456 units) and Nissan Leaf (827).

In the Light Commercial Vehicles (N1) class, registrations were down 27% to 11 units, with the Renault Kangoo ZE (4 units) outselling once again the Nissan e-NV200 (3 registrations), with the French model also leading the YTD ranking, with 120 units.

Looking at other alternative fuels, this year CNG passenger cars are down 36% regarding the same period last year, to 1.469 units, while on the Fuel Cell front, no units were registered last month, with this year registrations stuck at 6 units.