Plug-in cars’ share grows to 32% in Netherlands in September 2021

Plug-in cars’ share grows to 32% in Netherlands in September 2021

Continuing to expand at an unprecedented rate, the plug-in car segment saw its share growing to more than 30 per cent of the Netherlands’ automobile market in September 2021. According to latest data, a total of 7,904 units of plug-in cars were sold in the Netherlands during last month. While the figure represents a year-over-year growth of merely 1 per cent in sales, the segment secured 32 per cent share of the total car market.

It is quite encouraging to note here that all-electric cars sold in the Western European country accounted for 21 per cent of the total car market. The higher percentage of all-electric cars is enough to prove that people going electric have a special preference for all-electric cars to hybrids.

Year to date (YTD), the total number of car registrations jumped to 53,330, with plug-in cars grabbing a market share of 23 per cent (including 13 per cent of all-electric cars and 10 per cent of plug-in hybrids. A total of four plug-in hybrid models entered the overall list of 10 top-selling vehicles.

The Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) and the Skoda Enyaq iV emerged as the best and second-best plug-in cars, with a total of 576 and 575 units, respectively.

The Lynk & Co 01 PHEV also scored good result by attracting 556 buyers. Two all-electric Tesla models, viz. Model 3 and Model Y, completed the top five by selling 444 and 349 units, respectively.

The Volkswagen ID.4 (297) grabbed the sixth spot, while the BMW iX3 (270), Volvo XC40 PHEV (230), Audi Q4 e-tron (197), Ford Mustang Mach-E (188) also appeared in the list.
When it comes to YTD registrations, the Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) and the Skoda Enyaq iV again grabbed the top two positions by selling 3,734 and 3,619 units respectively. The Volvo XC40 PHEV, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, Ford Kuga PHEV, Tesla Model 3, and BMW iX3 sold 2,540 units, 2,261 units, 1,993 units, 1,975 units, 1,482 units, and 1,386 units, respectively.

Of course, the growth in plug-in segment came at a cost of the conventional vehicles. As people are accelerating their shift from conventional internal combustion engines (ICEs) to EVs, sale of ICE cars continue to suffer an extraordinary fall in the country. Overall, the Netherlands’ passenger car market was down last month. To be precise, it slipped by 16 per cent year-over-year, following a 22 per cent decline in the corresponding month of 2020.