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Volvo Cars to invest over $1 billion to upgrade Swedish plant with tech-like mega casting for its next generation of BEVs

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Volvo Cars has shared news that it plans to invest SEK 10 billion (~$1.09 billion) in its Torslanda manufacturing plant in Sweden, to deliver advanced production practices for its next generation of fully electric vehicles. This includes mega casting of aluminum body parts, a new battery assembly plant, and more.

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Tesla Model S deliveries were up 43% in Sweden during the last quarter [chart]

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Tesla has a presence in Sweden since late 2013, but sales in the country have been lagging until mid-2015. Based on registration data, Tesla delivered only 268 Model S’s in Sweden in 2014, but last year the automaker delivered 996 cars, which represents a 271% increase.

This increase made Sweden an important market for Tesla in Europe, where it now holds the 6th position in term of volume – ahead of countries like France and the UK – despite Sweden’s size.


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Tesla to offer free charging at home and power its Supercharger network with 100% renewable energy in Sweden

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Building on the momentum Tesla is currently experiencing in Sweden with 271% growth in sales in 2015 based on registration data, the automaker is announcing an interesting partnership with Swedish electric utility Skellefteå Kraft to supply the Supercharger network in Sweden with 100% renewable energy and offer Tesla owners completely free charging at home.

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Tesla Model S sales are up 350% in Sweden

tesla-model-s-in-actionAt Electrek we have been gathering registration data on the top-selling electric vehicles for a while now and although we are still sorting through all the information (and you can expect more posts about the data going forward), one thing that caught our attention is Tesla’s recent growth in Sweden.

Tesla has a presence in Sweden since late 2013, but sales in the country have been lagging until the last two quarters. From January to August 2014, Tesla delivered only 141 cars in the country, but during the same period this year, it delivered 635 Model S’s according to registration data – a 350% year over year increase to date. 

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