Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands are growing quickly this year, achieving average market share of 3.3% in the first quarter.

Tesla Tilburg Factory

Tesla Tilburg Factory

In total, some 1,834 plug-ins were sold in March (up 123%) at 4.3% market share and hitting 4,509 YTD.

Official data indicates that most of those sales are all-electric cars - 3,945 in the quarter (up 136%) at 2.9% market share. Plug-in hybrids are not so popular after the phasing out of generous tax the incentives a few years ago.

The best selling models in March happened to be the Tesla Model S (new record of 588), Nissan LEAF (299), and Tesla Model X (283).

Tesla Model S is also #1 YTD, while the LEAF moved up to #4.

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It's expected that in 2018 some 15,000 all-electric cars will be sold in the Netherlands, compared to nearly 8,000 in 2017.

Source: RAI Vereniging, EV Sales Blog