Volvo Vehicles has stopped promoting gentle hybrids in Denmark and now solely gives electrical automobiles and plug-in hybrids there. Denmark is the second one nation after Norway the place Volvo Vehicles solely sells its BEV and PHEV fashions advertised underneath the Recharge label.

Volvo had already globally ended the sale of natural combustion automobiles in 2019. Since then, the Swedish corporate has been development gentle hybrids along electrical automobiles and plug-in hybrids. Then again, those automobiles can not force purely electrically or be charged externally – so they’re used like natural combustion automobiles.

Whilst Norway has lengthy been the capital of EV registrations in Scandinavia, and to some degree Sweden, gross sales of electrical automobiles in Denmark have additionally risen sharply just lately. That is partially via new automobile gross sales, but additionally via younger used automobiles from different international locations. Chinese language producers BYD and Nio have additionally set their points of interest on Denmark.

Within the commentary, Volvo Vehicles Denmark defined the transfer with the prime buyer call for for BEV and PHEV fashions, and the rising charging infrastructure in addition to the nationwide focal point on sustainability. The latter has additionally led to a couple tax advantages at the acquire of electrified automobiles.

As a battery-only electrical automobile, Volvo these days gives the technically comparable XC40 and C40 fashions – the latter, as we all know, is solely to be had as a BEV. All different style collection as much as the getting older XC90 are introduced by way of the Swedes as plug-in hybrids. The successor to the XC90 shall be offered later this yr – then as a natural electrical automobile.

As a part of its plan to concentrate on and solely manufacture and promote natural electrical automobiles by way of 2030, the times of plug-in hybrids also are numbered. “It is extremely most likely that Denmark shall be some of the first markets to mention good-bye to plug-in hybrid automobiles,” says Sarka Heyna Fuchsova, head of Volvo Automobile Denmark. (in Danish)