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Volvo Car USA reports October sales of 8,701 cars, more than triples Recharge sales year-to-date

  • Volvo Car USA reported 8,701 sales in October
  • Year-to-date Recharge sales are up 333.9 percent
  • For October, Recharge models represented 24.1 percent of total sales in the U.S. and 65.3 percent of total sales in California
  • Overall U.S. sales are up 23.5 percent year-to-date


MAHWAH, NJ (November 3, 2021) 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.


Year-to-date sales of Recharge models – vehicles with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain – grew by 333.9 percent over 2020. The company also saw sales of its electrified cars increase since September, with the portfolio representing 24.1 percent of total October sales.


In California, Recharge volume grew to 65.3 percent of total sales in the state, an increase of 13 percent compared to last month and 37 percent over the same period last year.


An overall October sales decline of 18.6 percent versus 2020 was attributed to a shortage of components, which 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.”


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About Volvo Car USA

Volvo Car USA LLC, ( is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCUSA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States. For more information please refer to the VCUSA media website at:


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