The Tesla Model 3 has been ranked as the no. 1 EV in the emerging Dutch market as its June sales figures beat its own March record.
The growing Dutch PEV market
The Dutch love their electric cars more than ever before. In June, there were 4,543 plugin registrations, marking a 196% rise year-on-year. It has helped boost the PEV share of the market to 11% with 20,047 units on roads year-to-date. PEV share for 2019 is 8.9% from 6% in the previous year. The BEVs, on the other hand, marked a 10% share in the market now. Their 2019 share is 7.6%.
We must note that the BEVs are growing faster than PHEVs. The rate of growth of BEVs is 203% while PHEVs are at 148% only. However, what is interesting is that plugin hybrids are growing organically, and there are virtually no incentives for their adoption. Another interesting observation in the market is that the Japanese car makers are completely dominating the PHEV market, with Mitsubishi Outlander accounting for more than 50% of all PHEV sales.
The growth in these sectors comes at a time when the market is down by 11% year-on-year.
Tesla is the king in the Netherlands
In June, Tesla sold 2,487 of Model 3 which beat its own record for the month of March. However, it was a few units shy of breaking the all-time BEV record for a single model, which is still held by Jaguar i-Pace. The model sold 2,621 units in December 2018. However, with consistent growth, Tesla is in a position to break that record soon.
Tesla Model 3 became the no. 1 overall electric car in the month of June. The Netherlands is the second country in Europe, where Tesla’s Model 3 was the best selling EV car in June. The first country was Norway, where Tesla delivered 3,012 units.
Unsurprisingly, other car models didn’t even come close to Tesla’s numbers. The second-best selling model in the Netherlands was the Hyundai Kona EV, which sold only 370 units, followed by Kia Niro EV, which sold just 272 units. Mitsubishi Outlanders ranked no.4 with 248 cars sold in June. While its sales are relatively low compared to Tesla Model 3, it is the only PHEV to stand tall amongst the best ranked BEVs.
Tesla Model X also had a Year Best result in June with 45 units while Tesla Model S was ranked #21 with 99 deliveries.