Plug-in car sales increased by 20% in August 2022

Netherlands: sales of plug-in cars increased by 20% in August 2022More than one in three new cars sold was rechargeable.

Sales of passenger cars in the Netherlands finally recorded a slight increase. In August, the number of registrations increased by 9% year-on-year.

The plug-ins continue to develop and each time have a bigger market share. According to data from EV Volumes, shared by José Pontes, 7,979 new plug-ins were registered last month, about 20% more than a year ago. This is sufficient for a market share of 34%.

The growth is mainly linked to battery electric cars, which increased by 30% compared to the previous year, to nearly 5,700 units. Plug-in hybrids also rose, but by only 1%, to nearly 2,300 units.

New plug-in car registrations:

  • BEV: 5,683 and 24% share
  • PHEV: 2,296 and a 10% share.
  • Total: 7,979 and a share of 34%.

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the Netherlands – August 2022

So far this year, some 63,000 plug-in electric cars have been registered in the Netherlands, which means 32% more than a year ago.

Models

The plug-in hybrid Lynk & Cie 01 it was again the most registered model in the Netherlands, with 502 units.

The Skoda Enyaq iV he achieved the second best result (442), allowing him to comfortably remain the leader since the start of the year (3,691). The third most popular model was the Kia Niro EV with 319 units.

Top 10 from last month:

  1. Lynk & Co 01 PHEV: 502
  2. Skoda Enyaq IV: 442
  3. Kia Niro Electric: 319
  4. Peugeot e-208: 310
  5. Kia EV6: 278
  6. Peugeot e-2008: 262
  7. Audi Q4 e-tron: 262
  8. Volvo XC40 BEV: 252
  9. Volkswagen ID.3: 236
  10. Hyundai Ioniq 5: 224

Top 10 this year:

  1. Skoda Enyaq iV: 3,691
  2. Lynk & Co 01 ORV: 2,986
  3. Peugeot e-208: 2,531
  4. Kia Niro Electric: 2,255
  5. Kia EV6: 2,108
  6. Volvo XC40 PHEV: 2,104
  7. Audi Q4 e-tron: 1,716
  8. Citroën e-C4: 1,633
  9. Electric Fiat 500: 1,553
  10. Peugeot e-2008: 1,383

Volvo remains the most popular plug-in brand in the Netherlands, with a market share of 9.2% (year-to-date), but only six units ahead of Kia (also 9.2%). BMW scored an 8.6% share, Peugeot 7.5%, while Skoda is fifth with 6.3%.

Among the automotive groups, those with the most registrations are the Volkswagen group (20.5%), Stellantis (18.1%), Geely-Volvo (including Lynk & Co and Polestar) with 15.7%, Hyundai -Kia (13.7%) and BMW Group (10.7%).

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