Notwithstanding CO2 fleet mandates, semiconductor shortage problems and higher prices, the electric vehicle market in the Netherlands managed to do well, showing a 7% YoY increase – a total of 10,613 registrations in November (counting both plug-in and BEVs).
The market, in general, continued to drop (-18% Y-o-Y), which makes this small growth rate look even more important. Let’s look at what vehicles dominated the market in the past month and analyze them.
As we can see, Skoda Enyaq was a clear winner with almost 1000 models sold. Keep in mind, from July of 2021 until October, Kia Niro EV was the SUV that dominated the market in the Netherlands, always taking the first spot. Although it is a good vehicle, why someone would pick it over Volkswagen ID.4 or Skoda Enyaq, it was unsure to us.
Looking at the first five spots, three of the vehicles come from Asia, showing that the Netherlands is open to something new. We haven’t seen Lynk & Co doing this good anywhere else. And also keep in mind that 16 out of the top 20 are fully electric vehicles. Only four belong to the plug-in class. Adoption of the electric vehicles in the Netherlands is perceptible.
Outside of the top 20, November saw major vehicles arrive, such as the BMW i4, which received 54 registrations in the same month as its Tesla Model 3 rival. Others, such as the elegant Cupra Born, have begun to ramp up delivery, with 61 registrations in its second month on the market. The Audi e-tron set a new year high with 82 registrations, and there was even room for veterans to shine, such as the Hyundai Ioniq Electric (yes, the sleek, old one), which got 116 registrations, a new year high. With 84 registrations in November, the future classic BMW i3 enjoyed its finest month of the year.