It is time to take stock and many brands have it in mind. 2022 is not being an easy year for the purchase and sale of cars and the crisis is still present. However, this does not seem to take its toll on Volvo, which continues to sell vehicles during June, sold 49,904 models. It should be noted that this represents a decrease of 27% compared to last year. Demand for its vehicles remains strong, especially when it comes to Recharge electric models.
Volvo is not worried about the decline that exists this month in its models and the purchases that have been made. The reason is obvious and that is that COVID-19 lockdowns in China, resulted in a shortage of certain components which mainly affected the production of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Of course, the firm makes a positive balance and ensures that they are recovering the volume of production, although the forecasts of deliveries of hybrids and electric will slow down.
During the first six months of the year, Volvo Cars sold 291,301 vehicles in Europe, 23.5% less than in the same period of the previous year. All-electric vehicles accounted for 7.6% of total sales during the period, more than triple compared to the first half of 2021. In that sense, 30% of the models sold have been electric or plug-in.
In Europe, June sales were 16,039 units, 44.1% less than during the same month of the previous year. Sales of Recharge vehicles accounted for 33.8% of total sales in the region during the month. In the case of the United States, its presence is even smaller, with 8434 vehicles sold, representing a drop of 30% compared to 2021.
With these data, the firm is clear that this year will be somewhat complicated for them and it is not surprising that they incorporate several novelties in the market and bet on facilitating access to vehicles by users. In this way, will try to regain lost ground in these years of pandemic.