Nissan LEAF Outsells VW e-Golf In Netherlands By Ratio Of Over 2 To 1

MAY 15 2018 BY MARK KANE 5

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

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

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

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

Source: EV Sales Blog

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5 Comments on "Nissan LEAF Outsells VW e-Golf In Netherlands By Ratio Of Over 2 To 1"

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Terawatt

With a year waiting list for e-Golf, Ioniq, Ampera-e and maybe more, the LEAF is really the only game in town for any normal buyer. Anyway it is excellent value and would probably sell well even if the others were available.

Carlo Ombello

Unconstrained production is extremely useful at this point, one would hope other automakers will learn from this! Let’s see what Kia-Hyundai does with their new EVs in a few months.

yo

You forgot the Model 3…

EVShopper

Saw my first new Leaf in the wild today.

Dudamus

Great news for the Zoe, Golf and LEAF. As those sales increase hopefully it will increase sales of all brands and manufacturers will introduce new models with additional capabilities to meet greater demands from consumers. I’ll be glad when the last fossil fuel burner is melted down for scrap.