Nissan LEAF Outsells VW e-Golf In Netherlands By Ratio Of Over 2 To 1
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.
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.
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 the Volkswagen e-Golf 2:1 (125 in April and 917 YTD).
If nothing changes, Nissan LEAF soon will become #1 in the Netherlands:
All the turbulence in the policy/incentives made the cumulative sales curve pretty unusual:
Source: EV Sales Blog