The Netherlands closes out the first half of the year at high gains in plug-in electric car sales - 131% year-over-year at an average market share of 3.6%.

In June, some 2,309 plug-in were sold in the country (up 141%) at a high 4.9% market share, which is the best result in the past 18 months.

The majority of sales come from all-electric models - the top eight models are BEVs:

  • Tesla Model S – 650 (1,763 YTD)
  • Nissan LEAF – 251 (1,242 YTD)
  • Volkswagen e-Golf – 144 (1,180 YTD)
  • Tesla Model X – 475 (1,045 YTD)
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric – 101 (797 YTD)
  • BMW i3 – 156 (641 YTD)
  • Renault ZOE – 130 (561 YTD)
  • Opel Ampera-e – 75 (524 YTD)

Interesting is that Tesla becomes the biggest player in the Netherlands with 1,125 sales in June (more than Audi sold of all of its vehicles).

The Model S is #1 EV and almost outsold the BMW 5-series for the first half of the year (2,050). On the other hand, Tesla Model X is the most popular SUV - the second best Volvo XC90 noted only 533 in six months (including 33 T8 PHEV).

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

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

Historically, sales in the Netherlands were better in the past, which was related to generous incentives and rushes when those incentives were ending. Now it's a little more organic growth up from the bottom.

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

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

Source: EV Sales Blog