20th July 2024

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Within the Netherlands, 46% of latest automobile gross sales have been plugin automobile gross sales in November. Moreover, 34% have been full electrics!

The Dutch market noticed a rise in plugin registrations to 12,902 items in November, up 34% YoY, due to the near 10,000 BEVs registered (+41% YoY), with the plugin automobile (PEV) market thus reaching 46% of the general auto market final month. That stored the year-to-date (YTD) rating at 43% (30% BEV). That’s principally due to pure electrics (30% of latest automobile gross sales), which represented 74% of all plugin gross sales, pulling the yearly common to 70%. There have been 28,256 registrations on the general market.

Anticipate the December plugin share to finish across the 50% mark, after which anticipate the complete yr to finish round 44%, which might imply that the Dutch market might have its EV transition completed earlier than the top of the last decade!

Trying on the total high 6, solely two fashions (#2 Kia Picanto & #5 VW Polo) don’t have plugin variations. Curiously, they’re both metropolis automobiles (Picanto) or belong to the B-segment/subcompact class (Polo). The remaining fashions within the high 5 (#1 Tesla Mannequin Y, #Three Tesla Mannequin 3, #Four Volvo XC40, #6 Kia Niro) are both absolutely electrical, just like the Tesla fashions, or are closely electrified, just like the XC40 (96% of all of the Swede’s registrations have been EV) and Kia Niro (86% plugin charge, with the remaining 14% belonging to the HEV model).

This reveals as soon as once more that whereas the EV transition within the higher half of the market is effectively superior, the decrease half nonetheless has an extended technique to go. These promised €20,000-ish small EVs are badly wanted….

In November, the massive plugin automobile information was the #1 plus #2 win from Tesla, with the Mannequin Y recovering its regular management position and the Mannequin Three benefitting from the refresh to win silver.

The Volvo XC40 took the final place on the rostrum, protecting the Kia Niro in 4th, with 527 registrations.

Within the first half of the desk, there have been a number of highlights. The MG4 ended the month in fifth, which added to the #20 spot of the MG ZS EV, underlining one other constructive month for the Sino-British make. The #6 Skoda Enyaq confirmed its reputation within the Dutch market and its greatest vendor standing in Volkswagen Group. BMW additionally had a constructive month, with its new dynamic duo, the i4 fastback and the iX1 crossover, ending in seventh and eighth, respectively.

Within the PHEV class, the shock is coming from Volvo, with the S/V60 PHEV twins successful the class title with 253 registrations, their greatest lead to over three years!

In 13th we’ve one other stunning plugin hybrid mannequin, the Kia Sportage PHEV, scoring 198 registrations. Volvo positioned two further representatives within the high 20 — the XC60 PHEV in #18 and the XC40’s sportier wanting sibling, the C40, becoming a member of the desk in #16 due to the refreshed specs. Additionally benefitting from revised specs, Volvo’s extra extroverted youthful sibling, Polestar, positioned its second mannequin in historical past, the “2” fastback, in #14.

Exterior the highest 20, a few fashions had good outcomes. The refreshed Hyundai Kona EV reached 145 registrations. MG had its “5” station wagon attain 116 registrations, proving that its lineup is extra than simply the MG 4. In the meantime, Mercedes noticed its two compact EVs attain three-digit scores, with the EQA registering 140 items, its greatest lead to 23 months, and the family-friendly EQB 7-seater reaching 102 items.

Within the full dimension phase, issues are brewing with exercise. The phase has lengthy been dominated by Audi, due to the success of the Audi e-tron/Q8 e-tron, however issues might change quickly.

This month noticed XPeng’s G9 scoring 72 registrations. With the startup’s interesting SUV beginning at €58,000, simply €13,000 greater than the smaller Tesla Mannequin Y Customary Vary and €44,000 lower than the equally sized Tesla Mannequin X, it’s fairly aggressive! With a completely specced G9 AWD Efficiency model bought at €72,000, or €30,000 lower than the Mannequin X, this mannequin is without doubt one of the best choices within the class. So, anticipate value-for-money Dutch patrons to welcome it with open arms, and let’s see if it could actually problem Audi’s management.

However perhaps extra regarding for the Audi Q8 e-tron, which scored 125 registrations in November, have been the 116 registrations of the Kia EV9, in solely its second month in the marketplace. Barely over 5 meters, and an actual 7-seater, this XL-sized Kia Soul additionally has rather a lot going for it. Hiding in its crossover exterior design is an MPV-like inside. Beginning at €68,000, this automobile is sweet worth for cash for these households that don’t undergo from badge snobbery. Kia is on a roll, and its largest wager (actually) might additionally threaten Audi’s management.

Trying on the 2023 rating, the Tesla Mannequin Y has this yr’s title within the bag, with nearly double the registrations of the runner-up mannequin. It is going to be the Mannequin Y’s first greatest vendor title in Dutch lands, and Tesla’s first win since 2019, when the Tesla Mannequin Three took the title.

Curiously, since 2018, there has at all times been new greatest vendor yearly. In 2018, the title went to the Tesla Mannequin S; the next yr, it was for the then new Tesla Mannequin 3; 2020 noticed the VW ID.Three take the gold medal; the 2021 trophy went to the Skoda Enyaq; final yr’s title went to the Lynk & Co 01 PHEV; and now we’ve the Tesla Mannequin Y on high. Will Tesla’s crossover be the primary to repeat the title since Tesla’s Mannequin S double (2017 & ’18)?

Relating to the subsequent place on the rostrum, the Volvo XC40 is most probably to turn into the silver medalist, which would be the first medal going to the Swedish make ever because the XC90 PHEV took bronze again in … 2016! It has been some time, Volvo!

As for the bronze medal, whereas the #Four Peugeot e-208 and #7 Tesla Mannequin Three might in principle profit from the runnout-mode of the #Three Lynk & Co 01 PHEV, in addition to renewed energy from their latest refreshes, the Chinese language SUV ought to stay forward.

place modifications, the Kia Niro climbed one place, to fifth, surpassing the Skoda Enyaq. Two attention-grabbing dialogue factors for the final stage of the race shall be how excessive the #7 Tesla Mannequin Three will attain — if the fifth and sixth positions are achievable, and whether or not it can ship sufficient items to hassle the #Four Peugeot e-208 EV. Additionally, will the #10 Renault Megane EV be capable to surpass the #9 Ford Kuga PHEV?

Within the second half of the desk, 4 fashions have been up. Following a foul month for the Peugeot e-2008, which is seeing the transition to the refreshed model delayed, BMW’s i4 and iX1 rose one place every, to #12 and #13. The Opel Corsa EV adopted the Bavarians up the ladder and surpassed the French crossover, with the Opel EV ending November in #14.

Lastly, the Hyundai Tucson PHEV stored the final place on the desk, however with the #21 Polestar 2 simply 61 items behind, we would but have a shock right here.

Within the model rating, chief Tesla (11.5%, up from 11.1%) is the digital winner, gathering its 4th greatest vendor title within the producer race and its first within the final 4 years — the final one was achieved in 2019.

Curiously, and proving how numerous and fragmented this market is, we’ve had 4 completely different winners within the final 4 years, with Tesla taking the title in 2019, adopted by Volkswagen in 2020, then by Kia in 2021, and at last by Volvo final yr.

Again to 2023, the race for silver is sort of heated, as we see #2 BMW (8.5%, up from 8.4%) and #Three Volvo (additionally 8.5%, additionally up from 8.4%) racing neck and neck for silver. Anticipate an in depth race between these two within the final stage of the race!

In the meantime, Peugeot (6.6%, down from 6.9%) is constant to undergo from delays within the launch of its refreshed EVs. It now has #5 Volkswagen (6.6%, down 0.2%) closing in. This duel is one other focal point for December.

As for OEMs, chief Stellantis (15.8%, down from 16.1%) is slowly sliding, however fortunately for it, so is #2 Volkswagen Group (15.5%, down 0.1%). With 0.3% share separating the 2, the German OEM nonetheless has an opportunity to win this yr’s title, which might be its 4th in a row!

Then again, if Stellantis wins, it is going to be the conglomerate’s first win within the Netherlands, ending a three-year rule by Volkswagen Group (which received all three earlier titles, each time with round 22% share).

Again to the 2023 race, Geely–Volvo continued its steep descent, having dropped from 14.1% in October to its present 13.9%, however this time it wasn’t Volvo’s, or Polestar’s, fault — that duty fell solely on the shoulders of Lynk & Co, which is in runout mode.

Lastly, #Four Tesla (11.5%, up from 11.1%) gained floor on the Koreans, Hyundai–Kia (11%), whereas #6 BMW Group is secure with 9.6% share.


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