Shock and Awe! Data Shows Netherland’s December EV Record At 9,309 & 23.8% Market Share!
The invaluable EV Sales blog has delivered accurate data again on electric cars sales that in Europe are very hard to gather, due to different sources for every market, and typically none on EV sales if there exists an ICE version with the same name.
In December, the Netherlands was at the top of the EV sales chart with sales of 9,309 pure electric or plug-in hybrid cars, which beats even the U.S. The crazy December sales volume accounts for ~40% of plug-in sales in the Netherlands in the whole of 2013 (23,149).
Market share for plug-ins isn’t approaching 20%. It’s over 20% already. 23.8% to be accurate. Norway is only at just over 11%! The Netherlands doubled Norway’s EV market share!
King of the market is for the third time in a row is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Outlander PHEV is the overall best selling vehicle in Netherlands. In December alone the Outlander PHEV accounted for 4,976 copies (12.6%) out of the 4,988 Outlanders sold (12.7%) – only 12 petrol-only versions were sold.
For the whole year, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales seems to be at 8,343. Not bad at all, especially considering that it was a late comer.
Second best for sales in the Netherlands for December (and for the whole of 2013) was the Volvo V60 Plug-In. 1,734 sold last month, from 2,082 Volvo V60s in total, meaning that over 83% were electrified. YTD number stands at 5,906.
Our report initial report on the Opel Ampera (703), and Tesla Model S (578) in December was accurate. However, 508 for Model S sales reported by EV Sales blog differs by 70 units, so we need to seek future confirmation (our source was here).
The big missing part of the previous report was Volkswagen e-up! performance, which shocked us by beating all BEVs except the Model S. 397 were sold and 588 YTD. Yes, e-up! is taking off in Norway and now in the Netherlands. In December, e-Up! sales were almost 700 units in these two countries alone!
BMW i3 ended December with 225 sales in the Netherlands, Renault ZOE 205 and Nissan LEAF 110 – all of them however were behind the Toyota Prius Plug-In with 386 sold. For 2013 in total, the Toyota Prius Plug-In sold 2,364 units, just ahead of the Opel Ampera (2,208).
Source: EV Sales