Volvo Car USA posted an October sales result of 8,701 cars and more than tripled the sales of its electrified Recharge models year-to-date over 2020.
The demand for Volvo Cars’ products in the U.S. remained strong with the brand up year-to-date by 23.5 percent, an increase of 19,771 cars sold in the same period last year.
From the beginning of the year to the present, sales of Recharge models – vehicles with all-electric or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains – have grown 333.9 percent from 2020. There was also an increase in sales of its electrified vehicles since September, with the portfolio accounting for 24.1 percent of total sales in October.
What’s more, in California, Recharge rose to 65.3 percent of the state’s total sales. This is 13 percent more than last month and 37 percent compared to the same period last year.
The overall 18.6% decline in October sales compared to 2020 was due to component shortages that affected production.
“Sales of our Recharge products, and the consumer demand for them, show no signs of slowing down,” said Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President, Volvo Car Americas and President and CEO, Volvo Car USA. “With one of the industry’s most ambitious electrification plans in place, we are more focused than ever on increasing the number of pure electric vehicles in our lineup to get us closer to achieving our goal of becoming fully electric by 2030.”