Electric cars more popular in the Netherlands

Electric cars more popular in the Netherlands
Electric cars more popular in the Netherlands

Sales of new passenger cars in the Netherlands increased in January. It was notable that electric cars (EV) were gaining considerable popularity, reported trade organizations BOVAG and RAI Association. “The EV seems to be gaining more and more of a foothold,” says Bert de Kroon, chairman of BOVAG Car Dealers.

A total of 34,477 new cars were registered. That is an increase of 5.5 percent compared to a year earlier. Compared to December, registrations are even up by almost 30 percent.

Electric cars more popular

The market share of fully electric cars rose sharply. That was 25.3 percent last month, compared to 15.5 percent in January last year.

The share of hybrid vehicles increased to 43.9 percent, from 36 percent a year earlier. Cars with petrol engines saw their market share shrink to 29.5 percent. That was almost 47 percent a year earlier.

Government policy

“We start the year optimistically,” says De Kroon. “Consumers want to become more sustainable and there is momentum, but across the breadth of the market there is a strong need for consistent and crystal-clear government policy. The stock is large, waiting times are short and the range is becoming increasingly varied.”

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The car brand that was registered the most was Toyota, with 2,896 vehicles and a market share of 8.4 percent. The Tesla Model Y was the most registered model with 1,141 units, or 3.3 percent of the market.

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The article is in Dutch


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