EV Sales In Netherlands Reach Nearly 7% Market Share In November

11 months ago by Mark Kane 2

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands - November 2016

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands – November 2016

Since an unprecedented surge in December 2015 (of nearly 16,000 sales as result of changes in taxes/incentives) plug-in car sales in the Netherlands have decreased every month year-over-year. The drastic effects of policy change is evident in the chart above.

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands - November 2016 (source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands – November 2016 (source: EV Sales Blog)

Nonetheless, in the first 11-months of 2016, sales have amounted to over 11,700 units, which still is not bad at all relatively speaking, as that still works out to roughly a 3.4% average market share.

November logged the best result so far this year, with about 2,200 sales and a whopping 6.8% market share.

EV Sales Blog noted an interesting factoid among the popular models that are available as both a petrol vehicle and a plug-in – the PHEV option sells better.

  • Volkswagen Passat GTE – 59% of all Passat
  • BMW 330e – 53% of all BMW 3-Series
  • Mercedes C350e – 63% of all C-Class
  • Mercedes E350e – 62% of all E-Class
  • BMW 740e – 73% of all 7-Series
  • Volvo XC90 T8 – 57% of all XC90
  • Audi Q7 e-tron – 78% of all Audi Q7

source: EV Sales Blog

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2 responses to "EV Sales In Netherlands Reach Nearly 7% Market Share In November"

  1. Niels says:

    Next year, in 2017, things will be different. PHEVs will be taxed almost the same way as ICE vehicles. Only BEVs will keep their ultra low tax rates.

    1. Jan says:

      Aye, which is also the reason why sales are surging and outselling conventional cars. It’s purely because the tax incentive is faded next year.

      It will be interesting to see the effects on pure EV sales next year. The difference between say a Hyundai Ioniq (Electric) and say an Opel Astra (more or less equals in terms of size/options) is 250 euro’s a month.

      I’m quite sure a lot more people with both a lease vehicle and a conventional (ICE) car will lease a full EV this time. Especially when the Ampera-E will be released.