Published on July 23rd, 2018 | by Jose Pontes0
Tesla Has A Record Month In The Netherlands (#CleanTechnica Report)
July 23rd, 2018 by Jose Pontes
The Netherlands saw 2,309 electric vehicle (PEV) registrations in June, up 141% compared to the same month last year, pulling the year-to-date count to 9,074 units (+131%) and the 2018 share up to 3.6%. The PEV market share reached 4.9% in June, the country’s best result in 18 months.
Tesla’s usual last-month-of-quarter peak last month had a bit of extra help as well, it seems. Due to Tesla’s desire to keep US registrations below 200,000 in the US, the EV carmaker focused Model S & X deliveries on overseas markets, and the Dutch market was one that profited the most, with both the Model S (650 units) and the Model X (475) shattering their previous records. That is a feat even more astounding in the case of the Model S, considering that the nameplate already has 5 years of history in the Netherlands. In all, Tesla delivered a record 1,125 units last month, outselling Audi(!) in that same period.
The new generation of the Nissan LEAF is doing wonders for that model as well. It has received its fourth consecutive 200-something registration month. To close out the top 5, the BMW i3 ended the month in 4th, with 156 units, its best result in 30 months, and the VW e-Golf was 5th, with 144 deliveries.
|1||Tesla Model S||650|
|2||Tesla Model X||475|
Looking at the 2018 ranking, the Nissan Leaf did what it had been threatening lately, surpassing the VW e-Golf and reaching the runner-up status. If the German automaker wants to keep the podium position and race the Japanese hatchback for the best selling affordable BEV (fully electric car) title, it will need to step up production.
Profiting from the unusual high tide in June, the Tesla Model X climbed to #4 and now has its headlights set on the VW e-Golf rear, so we could see a Tesla 1–2–3 ranking by next September.
The Renault Zoe recovered one place, climbing to #7 thanks to 130 units (a year best), while the Mini Countryman PHEV jumped two spots, to #13, thanks to 24 registrations, its best performance in a year.
But the leadership in the PHEV League continues to belong to the Porsche Panamera PHEV, with 220 registrations (36 in June) and sitting at #9 in the PEV ranking. Although, the best seller of the month was the surprising Hyundai Ioniq PHEV, which finally made its official debut in this market with 55 registrations, leaping to #14. Was this a one-time thing, or will the efficient Korean hatchback replicate these numbers in the coming months, making some waves in the PHEV league?
Elsewhere, we welcome in #18 the BMW i8, back on the best sellers list thanks to 15 units registered in June. If we go back a few years, the BMW sports car was the second plug-in model (the first was the Tesla Model S) to go head to head with its ICE competition, so we wish all the best for the second coming of the i8. Last month it was the second best seller in the sports car class, only behind the eternal Porsche 911 (58 units).
In the manufacturers ranking, Tesla (31%, up 7%) is far ahead in the lead, with Volkswagen (13%, down 2%) being surpassed by the new #2 Nissan (14%, down 1%). Hyundai and BMW, both with 10%, are off the podium but waiting for an opportunity to join the top 3.
|Netherlands||June||YTD||PEV Market Share|
|1||Tesla Model S||650||1,763||19%|
|4||Tesla Model X||475||1,045||12%|
|5||Hyundai Ioniq Electric||101||797||9%|
|9||Porsche Panamera PHEV||36||220||2%|
|10||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||12||140||2%|
|11||Volvo XC60 PHEV||31||132||1%|
|13||Mini Countryman PHEV||24||68||1%|
|14||Hyundai Ioniq PHEV||55||57||1%|
|15||Smart Forfour ED||12||56||1%|
|17||Toyota Prius PHEV||7||53||1%|
|19||Volvo XC90 PHEV||8||33||0%|
Source: RAI Vereniging
Regular Hybrids + Plug-in Vehicle Ranking
|1||Tesla Model S||650|
|2||Toyota Yaris Hybrid||618|
|3||Kia Niro HEV||580|
|4||Tesla Model X||475|
|5||Toyota C-HR Hybrid||469|
If we add regular hybrids to plug-ins, the Tesla flood was so big in June that the Model S managed to outsell all hybrid models on the market, while the Model X also joined the ranking in 4th.
In this Tesla vs hybrid electric vehicles edition, the resisting hybrids were the Toyota Yaris Hybrid in 2nd, being the only Toyota in the podium, followed by the #3 Kia Niro Hybrid and the #5 Toyota C-HR Hybrid.
Tesla Model S vs Non-Electrics
|2||Tesla Model S||1761|
With the Model S profiting from the quarter-end deliveries peak, it doubled deliveries of the #2 BMW 5-Series in June, so it’s best to see the full year sales for this matchup. So far in 2018, the Tesla Model S is second only to the BMW 5-Series, with the remaining competition being far behind.
Tesla Model X vs. Non-Electrics
|1||Tesla Model X||1042|
|3||LR Range Rover Sport||190|
Big SUVs had a big hit with the end of PHEV incentives, and only the Volvo XC90 manages to still have significant sales. But looking at full-year registrations, there’s really no competition for the American Sports-Minivan-SUV.