In February 2020, Plug-In EV Car Sales In The Netherlands Shot Up 51%

Opel Ampera-e (the European version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV) is still #1.

After a short break in January, the Dutch plug-in electric car market returned to the path of growth in February.

The total number of new passenger plug-in car registrations in the Netherlands increased 51% year-over-year to 3,685, while the market share was 12%.

More than two-thirds of all new plug-ins were all-electric, although plug-in hybrids are growing much faster – 139% year-over-year, compared to 36% in the case of BEVs.

During the two first months of 2020, 6,926 new plug-ins were registered – the average market share is 9.4%.

Plug-in electric car sales in the Netherlands – February 2020

Model rank

There are several surprises on the top 20 list – starting with the Opel Ampera-e (the European version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV) in #1 for the month (647 registrations) and for the year (959 registrations) for two consecutive months. The electric Opel from the GM era is selling great because the company discounted the retiring model.

A similar thing concerns the Volkswagen e-Golf (485 and 789 YTD), which sells great – like there would be no tomorrow (or rather Volkswagen ID.3) just around the corner.

Third on the podium was the Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) with a record of 483 registrations (651 YTD).

The thing that looks odd is the #7 position of the Tesla Model 3 and #12 position of the Renault ZOE, the two best-selling electric cars in Europe, but it might change rapidly in March or later this year.

Top 20 for the year:

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