Volvo’s Electric Vehicle Sales Soar in May, Despite Dips in US and China

Cars reported a 13% increase in global sales for May 2024, reaching 68,034 units. Reuters reports that the growth was primarily driven by a 27% surge in and the strong performance of the fully electric EX30 model. However, sales in the and experienced slight declines of 5% and 1%, respectively.

Electric and Hybrid Models Dominate Sales

The Swedish automaker, majority-owned by China's Geely Holding, saw a significant 37% rise in sales of fully electric and plug-in hybrid models. These eco-friendly vehicles now account for an impressive 48% of Volvo Cars' global sales.

In a statement, the company expressed confidence in its progress towards the 2024 sales target of at least 15% growth. Volvo Cars aims to have electric vehicles represent half of its sales volume by the middle of the decade and to exclusively sell EVs by 2030.

Stock Market Response

Following the announcement of the May sales figures, shares in Volvo Cars experienced a 1.9% increase by 0755 GMT, indicating a positive market response to the company's performance.

“This month's sales figures are another measure of our progress towards our sales target of at least 15% growth for 2024,” Volvo Cars stated.

EVXL's Take

Volvo Cars' strong sales performance in May, particularly in the electric vehicle segment, demonstrates the company's successful transition towards sustainable mobility. The significant growth in Europe and the popularity of the fully electric EX30 model highlight the increasing demand for eco-friendly transportation options.

Despite the slight declines in the US and Chinese markets, Volvo Cars' overall sales growth and the increasing share of electric and hybrid models in its global sales indicate a promising future for the company. As more consumers prioritize sustainability and governments implement supportive policies, Volvo Cars is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for electric vehicles.

The automotive industry's shift towards electrification presents both challenges and opportunities for manufacturers. Volvo Cars' commitment to phasing out internal combustion engines and focusing on electric vehicles by 2030 aligns with the global trend of reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change.

As the company continues to invest in research and development, expand its electric vehicle lineup, and strengthen its market presence, it is likely to play a significant role in shaping the future of sustainable transportation.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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