Jaguar I-PACE Steps Up The Pace In The Netherlands — CleanTechnica Electric Car Sales Report

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The Netherlands had 3,499 plug-in electric vehicle registrations in November, up 221% year over year (YoY). That was the market’s best month since December 2016. Overall, it translated into a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share of 10% and pulled the year-to-date count to 20,516 units (+153%). The 2018 PEV share has thus grown to 4.8%, with fully electric cars (BEVs) representing 87% of those registrations.

This good market performance was the result of several good individual results, starting with the best seller of the month, the Nissan LEAF, which had 657 registrations. That was its second consecutive record month. Interestingly, the Nissan Evalia EV (38 units) also had its best result in 4 years, which means both of Nissan’s EVs are expanding sales.

The Jaguar I-PACE reached the second spot, with 607 units registered. We are anticipating a historic December, in which deliveries should cross well into the thousands. Jaguar dealerships will probably have to work on overtime during December in order to avoid a delivery hell.

This time the Tesla Model S won the bronze medal, thanks to 428 deliveries, its best off-peak result ever, so we can expect another 1,000+ performance in December.

Interestingly, the 308 Tesla Model X deliveries also represented that model’s best off-peak performance here, so we can expect at least some 800–1,000 deliveries in December for the sports-minivan-SUV, which would help Tesla cross the 2,000 deliveries in one month threshold. Well, it should also be a nice rehearsal for the upcoming Model 3 delivery tsunami. …

Of course, the higher taxation of expensive BEVs next year might have something to do with this sales surge, but something tells me (ahem, Tesla Model 3 …) this explosive growth is set to continue through 2019.

Position Model November Sales  
1 Nissan LEAF 657
2 Jaguar I-PACE 607
3 Tesla Model S 428
4 VW e-Golf 359
5 Tesla Model X 308

Looking at the 2018 ranking, while the top 8 positions remained the same, the notable story is that the Jaguar I-PACE keeps jumping positions, with the British SUV reaching #8 in year-to-date sales in November as it tries to end the 2018 ranking on the podium.

Just outside the top 10, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rose two positions to #11 thanks to 209 registrations, the nameplate’s best result in 23 months. With the Japanese SUV only 52 units behind the current best selling PHEV, the #10 Volvo XC60 PHEV (455 units), it seems the Mitsubishi model will recover the trophy it last won in 2015.

The Hyundai Kona EV had 167 deliveries, its best performance so far, as it tried to join the top 10 and thus make a 100% BEV top 10.

Rank Netherlands November YTD YTD Market Share
1 Tesla Model S 428 4,064 20%
2 Nissan Leaf 657 3,110 15%
3 Tesla Model X 308 2,311 11%
4 VW e-Golf 359 2,014 10%
5 Hyundai Ioniq Electric 116 1,432 7%
6 BMW i3 111 1,341 7%
7 Renault Zoe 100 934 5%
8 Jaguar i-Pace 607 875 4%
9 Opel Ampera-e 96 829 4%
10 Volvo XC60 PHEV 78 455 2%
11 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 209 403 2%
12 Hyundai Kona EV 167 399 2%
13 Porsche Panamera PHEV 10 326 2%
14 BMW 530e 13 198 1%
15 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV 0 156 1%
16 Porsche Cayenne PHEV 1 154 1%
17 Smart Forfour ED 8 147 1%
18 Mini Countryman PHEV 10 127 1%
19 BMW 330e 2 119 1%
19 Volvo XC90 PHEV 9 119 1%
+ Others 210 1,003 5%
ALL TOTAL 3,499 20,516 100%

Outside the top 20, a mention goes to the Land Rover PHEVs. The brand delivered 69 plug-in hybrid Range Rovers, a new record for the maker.

In the manufacturer ranking, Tesla (31%, down 2%) is the undisputed leader, with Nissan (15%, up 1%) in second place, while the race for the third spot is hot, with #3 Volkswagen (11%, up 1%) on the podium, but with BMW and Hyundai dangerously close, both with 10%.

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José Pontes

Always interested in the auto industry, particularly in electric cars, Jose has been overviewed the sales evolution of plug-ins on the EV Sales blog, allowing him to gain an expert view on where EVs are right now and where they are headed in the future. The EV Sales blog has become a go-to source for people interested in electric car sales around the world. Extending that work and expertise, Jose is also market analyst on EV-Volumes and works with the European Alternative Fuels Observatory on EV sales matters.

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