Volvo has been doing pretty well lately when it comes to overall sales. It just announced global sales of 54,165 vehicles for July, up 21 per cent compared with the same month last year (and the 11th consecutive month of growth year-over-year!).
Its EVs had a lot to do with this sales success, too.The Swedish brand’s Recharge lineup of plug-in vehicles – whether they be PHEV or BEV – accounted for 35 per cent of all global sales, and almost doubled in sales from July, 2022, with 18,702 this year compared with 9,596 last year. Fully electric BEVs made up 10 per cent of global sales in July.
Europe led all regions globally for Recharge vehicles with 11,285 sales, and while the US was a distant second with 3,132 vehicles, it had the biggest jump of 226 per cent compared with July, 2022. And its BEV sales were off the charts, with 1,255 sales for a jump of 1,235 per cent for the month.
Here in Canada, Volvo sold 1,055 total vehicles in July, and 23.3 per cent of those where Recharge vehicles.
Volvo’s Recharge success comes from a large lineup of vehicles available now, with two coming soon. For PHEVS, there is the S60 Recharge, S90 Recharge, V60 Recharge, XC60 Recharge and XC90 Recharge. The BEV lineup includes the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge, with the EX90 and EX30 coming soon.