Netherlands is one of the fastest growing plug-in car markets this year.

EV Sales Blog reports that in August some 1,845 plug-in electric cars were sold in the Netherlands, which translates to roughly 165% more than a year ago, although we must remember that 2017 was pretty slow year (after a few years of tremendous results fueled by high incentives for plug-in hybrids).

Last month, Nissan delivered record number of 331 LEAFs in the Netherlands, although the most popular model was the Tesla Model S at 400, followed by Tesla Model X (200) in third. 600 Teslas stands for one third of total sales in the country.

The best selling models so far this year in the Netherlands are:

  • Tesla Model S - 2,327
  • Nissan LEAF - 1,777
  • Volkswagen e-Golf - 1,474
  • Tesla Model X - 1,319
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric - 1,034

It's pleasing to see that the first batch of 78 Hyundai Kona Electric were registered.

After eight months of this year, total sales stand at 12,289 (up by over 140%) and 3.7% market share (4.5% in August).

According to a report by industry analyst Matthias Schmidt (, the Netherlands is now a very important for Tesla in Europe, as the country accounted for 40% of S and X sold in Western Europe last month.

Source: EV Sales Blog

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