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Published on December 10th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes


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

December 10th, 2018 by  

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.

PositionModelNovember Sales  
1Nissan LEAF657
2Jaguar I-PACE607
3Tesla Model S428
4VW e-Golf359
5Tesla Model X308

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.

RankNetherlandsNovemberYTDYTD Market Share
1Tesla Model S4284,06420%
2Nissan Leaf6573,11015%
3Tesla Model X3082,31111%
4VW e-Golf3592,01410%
5Hyundai Ioniq Electric1161,4327%
6BMW i31111,3417%
7Renault Zoe1009345%
8Jaguar i-Pace6078754%
9Opel Ampera-e968294%
10Volvo XC60 PHEV784552%
11Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV2094032%
12Hyundai Kona EV1673992%
13Porsche Panamera PHEV103262%
14BMW 530e131981%
15Hyundai Ioniq PHEV01561%
16Porsche Cayenne PHEV11541%
17Smart Forfour ED81471%
18Mini Countryman PHEV101271%
19BMW 330e21191%
19Volvo XC90 PHEV91191%

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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About the Author

Always interested in the auto industry, particularly in electric cars, Jose has been overviewing the sales evolution of plug-ins through the EV Sales blog since 2012, 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 now a partner in EV-Volumes and works with the European Alternative Fuels Observatory on EV sales matters.

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