Plug-in car registrations in the Netherlands (Source: <a href=EV Sales Blog)" draggable="false">

Plug-in car registrations in the Netherlands (Source: EV Sales Blog)

The Netherlands surprised us in January by reaching the mark of 2,500 registrations of plug-in electric cars (over 5% market share), which is the strongest result since December 2013 when a large bath of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs was delivered.

It seems that last month the same trick (in smaller scale) was done with the Volkswagen Golf GTE - 905 units and first place on the chart.

Together with 579 Outlander PHEV and 330 Volvo V60 Plug-ins, three plug-in hybrids accounted for over 72% of all the plug-in electric car registrations.

If we add the rest of plug-in hybrids, their lead is even more spectacular at roughly 84% of the plug-in electric car market.

The high ratio of plug-in hybrids to BEVs is mainly the result of a favorable set of incentives for them.

In 2014, the Netherlands had an unmatched 19,876 registrations of plug-in hybrids (two thirds of all the PHEVs registered in the EU that year) and in 2013 the number was 9,938.

Among BEVs, the electric smart with 174 registrations managed to take fourth place, while Tesla Model S with 110 took #6.