Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Electric car sales are on a strong rise in the Netherlands the last couple months after a slower start to 2015.

Year-over-year growth is averaging about 100% in the period of June-September with a total of over 9,000 cars (over 18,000 in nine months) sold.

According to EV Sales Blog, September's result stands at 2,412 plug-ins sold and a 6.11% market share (!!!).

The most popular model again was the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (476 and 3,516 YTD), which this year lost the 2015 lead because of the Volkswagen Golf GTE surge (335 in September and 4,378).

While the plug-in hybrids dominates the Dutch market, the all-electric leader is only one - the (locally assembled for all if Europe) Tesla Model S.

So far this year, over 1,311 were sold in the Netherlands (nearly 38% more than a year ago at this time). In total for all-time, there is about 3,900 Model S in the Netherlands.

Tesla Model S Sales In The Netherlands (EV Sales Blog data) – September 2015

Tesla Model S Sales In The Netherlands (EV Sales Blog data) – September 2015

Source: EV Sales Blog