In the Netherlands, sales of plug-in electric car sales had its golden era in 2015 when some 43,000 were delivered with peak of nearly 16,000 in the month of December.

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

Since the heavy weight tax incentives were turned off for plug-in hybrids, sales of all-electric car models have become dominant and step by step increased, rebounding from the rock bottom.

In the first four months of 2018, already 5,427 plug-in models were sold at 3.2% market share, while in all of 2017 it was less than 9,200.

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In April, growth hit highest level since 2015 - 170% year-over-year, as 963 new plug-in cars were sold.

A big part of the gain comes from the introduction of the new Nissan LEAF (268 in April and 741 YTD), which last month outsold theĀ Volkswagen e-Golf 2:1 (125 in April and 917 YTD).

If nothing changes, Nissan LEAF soon will become #1 in the Netherlands:

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands - April 2018 (Source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands - April 2018 (Source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands - April 2018

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands - April 2018

All the turbulence in the policy/incentives made the cumulative sales curve pretty unusual:

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands - April 2018

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands - April 2018

Source: EV Sales Blog