Plug-in cars capture 25% market share in July 2021
One in four new cars registered in the Netherlands last month was rechargeable, making it one of the top electric vehicle markets in Europe.
The total number is 6.703, probably around 18% above the 2020 result. While the entire plug-in share is 25%, fully electric cars specifically achieve 16% or more than one in six new cars.
The total number of registrations this year was 38,787. The average market share of plug-in vehicles is 21% (of which 11% are fully electric cars).
What’s interesting is that the aging Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) continues to be one of the best-selling cars despite so many new competitors.
The South Korean model recorded 762 registrations in July, consolidating its second position in the year to date. The Ford Mustang Mach-E (644) and the Skoda Enyaq iV (470) also achieved good results.
The brand new Hyundai Ioniq 5 received 96 registrations, making it 14th among the plug-ins.
Let’s take a look at the best-selling plugins of the month:
- Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) – 762
- Ford Mustang Mach-E – 644
- Skoda Enyaq iV – 470
- Volvo XC40 PHEV – 264
- Volkswagen ID. 4 – 240
- Ford Kuga PHEV – 233
- Nissan LEAF – 185
- Lynk & Co 01 PHEV – 173
- Mercedes-Benz EQA – 166
- BMW iX3 – 165
Top 10 since the beginning of the year:
- Skoda Enyaq iV – 2,557
- Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) – 2,405
- Volvo XC40 PHEV – 2.158
- Ford Mustang Mach-E – 1.655
- Ford Kuga PHEV – 1,614
- Volkswagen ID. 4 – 1.515
- Volvo XC40 charging – 999
- Tesla Model 3 – 965
- BMW iX3 – 937
- BMW X5 PHEV – 869
As we can see, the Tesla Model 3 is relatively low on the list; the Volkswagen ID.3 doesn’t even make it into the top 20 YTD. That’s interesting because we’re talking about the two best-selling electric cars in 2020. It’s really strange to see the Volkswagen ID.3 in 2020 with almost 11,000 units and not even 500 in the first seven months of 2021. The Model 3 was at just under 8,400, while it’s still below 1,000 now.
A lot could change in the second half of the year, including the arrival of the Chinese-made Tesla Model Y.