November Sees Increases for Light and Heavy Truck Segment in Sweden


Mobility Sweden has released its latest registration figures for November with positive news.

Latest Registration Figures Released by Mobility Sweden

Mobility Sweden, the Association representing automotive manufacturers and importers has released its latest registration figures for November with positive news for the light and heavy truck segment as it starts to bounce back against the year’s decline to date.

Starting with light and heavy trucks, new registrations in November increased by approximately 39 percent and approximately 47 percent, respectively. Light trucks (trucks weighing up to 3.5 tonnes) registered 3,367 units in the month and heavy trucks 567 units. During the first eleven months of the year, the number of light trucks has decreased by around nine percent, and the heavy trucks now show an increase of just over two percent, compared to the same period last year. According to Mobility Sweden, these results are “a consequence of the global production disruptions and the lack of components, which meant that the supply could not meet this year's strong demand.”

The proportion of electric light trucks amounted to approximately 18 percent in November and now amounts to nearly 13 percent of this year's new registrations. That being said, Mobility Sweden has assessed that “electrification has not come as far for light trucks.” According to the Association this has meant that “they are hit particularly hard by the abolished climate bonus now that the number of rechargeable models is expected to increase.”

As for the bus segment, Mobility Sweden has reported that 120 new buses were registered in November, which is an increase of around 186 percent compared to the same month last year. So far this year, new bus registrations have doubled compared to January-November last year. Mobility Sweden commented in their latest press communication that “the rise can be attributed to public procurement and increased travel when the pandemic subsided.” In terms of electric buses, 43 units were registered, which corresponded to approximately 36 percent of the total monthly registrations.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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