Upcoming decrease of fiscal incentives for all-electric cars in the Netherlands (from January 1, 2020) has prompted a significant sales rush towards the end of this year.
In November, new passenger plug-in car registrations doubled to 7,205, reaching a very high 18% market share! None of those numbers are a record, as September and some other months were even better, but it's really big.
The average market share over the course of 11 months is 11% (43,639 registrations).
Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands – November 2019
The biggest winner of the situation in the Netherlands is the Tesla Model 3, which noted some 3,979 new registrations (55% of all)!
Model 3 is the top-selling car of any kind in the country this year (17,858) with a huge advantage over the second-best Volkswagen Polo (ICE), which noted 12,565 registrations.
The difference to the direct competitors in the mid-size class is tremendous - 3,979 vs 570 (2nd best BMW 3-Series).
The Netherlands has become the biggest market for Tesla Model 3 and Tesla cars in Europe, bigger even than Norway.
Next month, the Model 3 may reach a new sales record (previous is 5,768 in September), as already close to 2,000 were registered during a third of December.
The next three BEVs with significant results are:
- Hyundai Kona Electric - 535 and 4,628 YTD
- Kia Niro EV - 425 and 3,201 YTD
- Nissan LEAF - 418 and 2,731 YTD
Source: EV Sales Blog