Electric car sales in Finland continue to expand quickly, achieving a record annual result of 22.9 thousand new registrations in 2021. Other than having one of Europe’s highest market shares of registered EVs, the country boasts a wide range of e-mobility innovations that continue to gain momentum.
As of 2021, the number of new electric registrations in the country amounted to just over 22.9 thousand vehicles. Even with challenging supply constraints, chip shortages, and Covid-19 restrictions, sales of electric vehicles almost doubled compared to the previous year.
Finnish government boosts EV charging infrastructure
According to data provided by The Information Centre of Road Transport, the rise in electric vehicle sales in 2021, is largely due to the increased funding for EV charging points and withdrawal of tax on fully electric cars.
As of August, last year, there were a total of 1,392 EV charging stations in the country, with most charging points being located in the capital region of Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi, and Pirkanmaa.
When looking at the Finnish car market, the following list of the top 5 Best Selling Electric automakers and cars are leading the way in terms of excellent range, performance, cutting-edge tech, driver-assist features, and EV infrastructure like charging network. This list is compiled from least to most units, along with a little blurb about each brand.
#5– Hyundai Kona Electric
The Kona Electric outsold its Ioniq model in Finland in 2021.
The Kona is the most popular SUV on the market today, thanks to its larger battery pack, boasting an estimated 415 kilometers of range compared to the Ioniq’s 274 kilometers.
MSRP starts at €30,028.
# 4– Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf, which is priced in the same ballpark as the Chevy Bolt, is known for its roomy interior, as well as low maintenance cost.
With a 40-kWh battery pack, the base S trim level boasts up to 236.6 kilometers of driving range. The S Plus trim level comes with a 62-kWh battery and boasts a range of 363.7 kilometers.
MSRP starts at €24,200.
#3– Volkswagen ID.4
Offering a comfortable ride with plenty of interior space, the VW ID.4 crossover’s base trim gets a 201-horsepower motor with rear-wheel drive. However, the 2022 model may feature a 302-horsepower dual-motor, with all-wheel drive.
Volkswagen says that the car can boast up to 402km per single full charge and comes with the latest infotainment, safety and driver-assist features.
MSRP starts at €35,323.
#2– Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is available in three trim levels: the Standard Range Plus, Performance variant, and the Long Range.
With a single motor and 54-kWh battery, the Standard Range Plus can take you up to 423km of range per charge. The two premium trim packages come with 2 motors, a larger 82-kWh battery pack, an all-wheel-drive system, and a range of up to 568 kilometers.
In terms of performance, the Standard Range Plus is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kph in 5.3 seconds, whereas the Performance version sprints from 0-100 kph in just 3.1 seconds.
MSRP starts at €35,319.
#1– Model Y
Worldwide, the Tesla Model Y was the best-selling EV in 2021. The compact SUV is available in two versions: the Long Range, which promises 525 km of range, and the Performance variant, which delivers 489 km of range per charge.
Both trims feature dual motors with AWD. The Long Range and Performance version, both have an acceleration of 0-100 kph in 4.1 and 3.5 seconds, respectively.
The Model Y can also come with a two-seat third row and boasts impressive 44-cubic feet of cargo space.
The base price starts at €36,379.