COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Volvo Cars’ sales rose 8% in June from a year earlier to 71,514 cars, helped by strong performance in Europe and Latin America as well as for its new fully electric model EX30, it said on Thursday.

Sweden-based Volvo Cars, which is majority-owned by China’s Geely Holding, said in a statement sales of fully electric and plug-in hybrid models were up 41% to account for 48% of its car sales globally.

(Reporting by Louise Breusch Rasmussen, editing by Anna Ringstrom)

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