Tesla Model S in Charge Of Electric Vehicle Sales in the Netherlands

OCT 11 2013 BY MARK KANE 12

Carlos Ghosn CEO of Nissan and Renault can't belive that Tesla Model S outsell his cars again

Carlos Ghosn CEO of Nissan and Renault after he learned that now Tesla is in the lead

Last month in Netherlands, the Tesla Model S checked in with 170 registrations, which gave Tesla about 0.5% of the total automotive market share. YTD sales of Tesla Model S in the Netherlands now stand at 178.

UPDATE: story now includes Volvo V60 PHV and Prius PHV figures (12/10/2013)

In first for plug-in hybrid sales was the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid, with an astounding 755 registered in September and 1794 YTD.  Second was the Opel Ampera at 170 units.

Also strong was the Prius plug-in at 134 registrations for a yearly total of 1288.  Sales of the Chevrolet Volt fell off a cliff for some reason, as only 14 units were sold in September, down from 477 in August.

Both the Tesla Model S and Opel Ampera sit #52 on the overall sales chart in the Netherlands.

Through the first nine months of 2013, Opel sold 982 Amperas and Chevrolet 728 Volts in the Netherlands.

On the fully electric side, we have got the Renault Zoe with 42 units and Nissan LEAF with 33 units. YTD numbers are 214 and 299 respectively, so if neither Renault nor Nissan pick up the pace, Tesla will overtake them with ease before the end of the year.

Overall, plug-ins are selling quite well in the Netherlands compared to last year, especially when you consider that the overall automotive market is down almost 30% there.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will crush the sale numbers in the next month.

its the greatest car ever made of course its on top

Are you sure about this figures? The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid sold more units, but its sales are bundled together with the regular V60. I think the Model S was the top selling all-electric car only not the top PEV.

See the official registrations figures here: http://www.agentschapnl.nl/onderwerpen/duurzaam-ondernemen/energie-en-milieu-innovaties/elektrisch-rijden/stand-van-zaken-0 (compare August with September: 1061 vs 1815)

And here: http://www.volvo-forum.nl/viewtopic.php?p=1221243

A more detailed analysis can be found here: http://www.automobielmanagement.nl/nieuws/marktcijfers-automotive/nid17739-volvo-dik-de-baas-op-nederlandse-ev-markt.html (use google translate, it is readable)

755 for Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid? Wow. 1794 YTD. And Prius Plug-in Hybrid YTD 1288.

That is a big number for the Volvo V50 plug-in hybrid. Going to note extended range hybrid figured into the article – thanks Emc2

For the Volt, there was a special discount in August. I’m not surprised that sales went down as soon as the discount ended.

I live in Amsterdam, and see the first Model S’ on the streets, which is a great sight! We have the infrastructure as well (700.000 people, more than 1000 plugs)

Interesting. Do you have any numbers on Belgium?

Belgium: 50 in September (0.1%). 6 in August.

YTD nubers for models also? 🙂

Thanks EMC2.

By year end about 15.000 EV and Plugins should sold, that is around 4% market share. Runner up will be the long awaited Mits Outlander PHEV with 7’000 units until year end. Another 3’000 can first be delivered next year.

Best and PHEV is the Volvo V60 PHEV, its production is now mainly sold to the Netherlands! Production will be increased next year to 10.000 units