Published on January 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan0
Plug-In Vehicles = 5.5% of Switzerland’s Auto Sales
January 19th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan
The Netherlands got most of the press from EV fans in recent weeks and months thanks to a stunning 54% plug-in vehicle (PEV) market share at the end of 2019 and the Tesla Model 3 bagging approximately twice as many 2019 sales as the #2 Volkswagen Polo. However, a few other markets are really starting to rise up as well. One of those is Switzerland. The rather wealthy European country ended the year with a 5.5% PEV market share, according to EV Volumes.
Far and away, the Swiss plug-in vehicle (PEV) leader was the Model 3, which had 29% of PEV market share. That means it had ~1.6% of the overall auto market in Switzerland all by itself, and it put the Model 3 at #4 in the overall auto market in the country, only trailing the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Volkswagen Golf.
Overall, the Swiss PEV market rose 82% in 2019, according to EV Volumes. Other than the market-leading Model 3, the steady Renault Zoe had a solid showing and swallowed 10% of the PEV market, followed by the BMW i3 at 6% and the Hyundai Kona EV at 5%.
Only a handful of countries have hit 5.5% plug-in vehicle share. However, many aren’t far off, and once a country hits 5–6%, EV share tends to rise quickly. Here are the countries with the most plug-in vehicle market share and how they got there (note that these numbers include fully electric vehicles as well as plug-in hybrids):
- 2012 — 3%
- 2013 — 6%
- 2014 — 14%
- 2015 — 22%
- 2016 — 29%
- 2017 — 39%
- 2018 — 49%
- 2019 — 56%
- 2015 — 3%
- 2016 — 5%
- 2017 — 14%
- 2018 — 19%
- 2019 — 25%
- 2017 — 2%
- 2018 — 6%
- 2019 — 15%
- 2015 — 2.6%
- 2016 — 3.6%
- 2017 — 5%
- 2018 — 8%
- 2019 — 11%
Will Switzerland reach 8% in 2020? 15%? Something else?
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