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: <a href=EV Sales Blog)" draggable="false">

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