21st July 2024

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December was one other robust month within the Dutch marketplace for plugin automobile gross sales, with 13,795 plugin registrations. This consequence translated into a superb 52% plugin automobile (PEV) share, with 42% share from simply full battery-electric autos (BEV).

These spectacular outcomes pulled the 2023 plugin share to 44% (31% BEV), a 9% leap over the 35% (23% BEV) in 2022 and the 30% (20% BEV) of 2021, which itself was a constructive improve over the earlier 12 months’s results of 25% (21% BEV). Moreover, these numbers are effectively above the 15% plugin share of 2019 and the 6% share of 2018. So, whereas these aren’t Tony Seba–like disruptive numbers, it’s constant development, so one can’t actually complain an excessive amount of. This could permit the Dutch passenger automobile market to develop into 100% BEV earlier than the 2035 100% ZEV mandate from the European Union and not using a sweat.

BEVs represented 71% of the overall plugin market in 2023, a slight enchancment over the 2022 consequence (68%), however nonetheless removed from the 82% of plugin registrations in 2020. Nonetheless, development is development, even whether it is simply 3%, so the Dutch market continues heading in the right direction.

Trying into 2024, there is perhaps a small gross sales hangover in Q1, one thing this market is used to, however anticipate issues to select up once more round Q2, ending 2024 with one other nice consequence and doubtless pulling the plugin share above the 50% mark.

final month’s finest sellers, Tesla was the large winner, with a #1 and #2 win. The Tesla Mannequin Three was the large shock runner-up, permitting it to be #2 in December’s general auto market, simply behind the untouchable Tesla Mannequin Y. In the meantime, the Volvo XC40 took the bronze medal, in each the EV market and the general market.

With a 100% EV podium and 52% plugin share, the plugin market mainly merged with the general market, as confirmed by the truth that the general high 10 included 5 BEVs (#1 Tesla Mannequin Y, #2 Tesla Mannequin 3, #Three Volvo XC40 EV, #Eight MG 4, #10 BMW iX1). And the closely electrified Kia Niro was in #5. There have been solely three unpluggable fashions within the high 10 (the #Four Renault Clio, #7 Toyota Aygo X, and #9 Toyota Corolla). Apparently sufficient, two of them are small-sized automobiles, which is turning into one thing like the ultimate frontier for BEVs … one thing for policymakers to consider.

Beneath the rostrum, the highlights have been the MG4 ending the month in 4th, with 576 models, and BMW’s dynamic duo, the iX1 crossover and i4 liftback, entering into fifth and eighth, respectively. The BMWs proceed on the rise, highlighting a robust month general from the Bavarian make. Different BMW fashions additionally contributed important volumes, just like the 150 models of the iX3, the 124 models of the iX, and the 95 models of the i5.

These final two fashions allowed BMW to be the very best promoting model within the full dimension class. Audi may need its full dimension throne at risk in 2024. Good timing, then, to introduce that Audi A6 e-tron….

A point out goes out to the Volvo C40, with the sporty SUV ending the month in #13, with 251 models, highlighting an excellent month for the Swedish make. With the much-awaited EX30 touchdown in December, with 74 models, anticipate Volvo to expertise a constructive 2024.

Exterior the highest 20, the highlights have been the MG ZS EV, with 183 registrations, and the Polestar 2, with 156 registrations. Mercedes additionally had a constructive month, with the EQB scoring 130 registrations in December, adopted by its smaller sibling, the EQA (96 registrations) and … the eVito Tourer (86 registrations). Yep, the large van-with-windows MPV has crushed all the opposite huge electrical Mercedes in Dutch lands!

Within the Chinese language newcomers part, whereas the 109 registrations of the BYD Atto 3 (euro-spec Yuan Plus) should not actually shocking, the 112 deliveries of the XPeng G9 are considerably increased than anticipated, with the flagship XPeng SUV ending December in third within the full dimension class, simply behind the 124 models of the BMW iX and the 147 models of the Audi Q8 e-tron. Add the Zeekr 001’s December consequence (79 models) and the Chinese language are beginning to make themselves felt on the costliest finish of the Dutch EV market….

Trying on the 2023 rating, the Tesla Mannequin Y took the 2023 Finest Vendor award. The US crossover additionally received the very best vendor title within the general rating. (That is the second time {that a} Tesla topped the general charts, the primary being in 2019 when the Mannequin Three did it). The Mannequin Y is the third Tesla to win the EV finest vendor title, after the 2017 & 2018 titles of the Mannequin S and the 2019 title of the Mannequin 3.

Final 12 months’s winner, the Lynk & Co 01 PHEV, took the bronze medal (and eighth place within the general auto market), whereas the Volvo XC40 received the bronze medal within the final stage of the race.

The Mannequin Y was the eighth completely different mannequin to win the very best vendor title since 2015, the others being the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the Volkswagen Passat PHEV, the Tesla Mannequin S, the Tesla Mannequin 3, the Volkswagen ID.3, the Skoda Enyaq, and the Lynk & Co 01 PHEV. This variety says quite a bit concerning the stability of this market and the altering tastes/insurance policies right here. So, will the Tesla mannequin retain the title in 2024? [Editor’s note: The Netherlands market often feels like the most diverse EV market in the world.]

As seen within the earlier paragraph, on this market, one can at all times anticipate surprises, so I can’t actually say who will win this 12 months’s title, however current historical past, the Mannequin Y begins because the strongest candidate.

In Volvo’s steady, this 12 months’s runner-up, the XC40, can be cannibalized by its smaller, cooler, and above all cheaper EX30, which can spend many of the 12 months ramping up. In the meantime, the Peugeot e-208 EV doesn’t have the consistency to ship robust performances all year long, and the Volkswagen Group MEB fashions are at present not in demand…. Possibly a worth lower would assist?

This 12 months’s surprises ought to come from the MG4, which can certainly leap to the highest half of the desk, whereas the BMW iX1 will proceed to ramp up deliveries and presumably develop into high 5 materials.

However again to the 2023 ultimate rating, the final month of the 12 months had some last-minute place modifications, with the Tesla Mannequin Three climbing one place, to sixth, whereas the aforementioned BMW iX1 and MG4 have been the Climbers of the Month, with the previous leaping to #11 and the latter rising three positions, from 18th in November to 15th in December.

Lastly, the Polestar 2 joined the desk in December in #20, certainly helped by the revised specs of the liftback mannequin.

dimension classes, within the metropolis automobile class, the Dacia Spring had a shock win over the earlier chief, the Fiat 500e, stealing the Italian’s lead within the final stage of the race with 193 registrations vs. simply 15, which allowed the Sino-Romanian to surpass the small Fiat. The Dacia had 1,461 registrations, towards 1,381 for the Fiat.

The Peugeot e-208 has received its third consecutive class title, with no competitors in sight. The runner-up, the Opel Corsa EV, additionally a Stellantis mannequin, ended the 12 months ten positions beneath, in #14. Actually, the one two small EVs on this high 20 got here from the Stellantis steady, within the type of the aforementioned Opel Corsa EV and Peugeot e-208.

The compact class title went to the Volvo XC40, this time beating its Chinese language cousin, the Lynk & Co 01 PHEV. And the Kia Niro rounded out the class podium.

Within the midsize class, the Tesla Mannequin Y regained the title, and this time it was a gold and silver win for Tesla, because the Mannequin Three was the runner-up. The BMW i4 took bronze, however with the BMW liftback nonetheless distant from the Mannequin 3. In any case, it’s a important enchancment for the Bavarian automaker, because the i4 permits it to have a foot within the door till the Neue Klasse technology of fashions arrive.

As for the full dimension class, as at all times, the Audi Q8 e-tron reigns supreme, however the final months of the 12 months have proven a variety of fashions prepared to provide it a run for its cash in 2024.

Within the producer rating, Tesla went again from nowhere in 2022 (simply 4.5% share) to the management spot in 2023, with 11.9% share, thus incomes its 4th title in Dutch lands after its 2017 to 2019 profitable streak. It’s at present the strongest candidate for the 2024 title, however Volvo and BMW can be worthy rivals.

Talking of BMW (9.1%), the German make additionally had causes to have fun, profitable its third silver medal, following those of 2022 and 2016. Will the Bavarian attempt to win its first gold in 2024?

As for final 12 months’s winner, Volvo, it ended 2023 in third, with 8.8% share, up 0.3% from the earlier month. The Swedish model might be affected by EX30-fever, with the XC40 performances dropping after the presentation of its youthful sibling. Higher luck in 2024?

Off the rostrum, quite a bit has gone on within the final month of the 12 months, with Kia (6.8%, up from 6.2% within the earlier month) profiting in December from good performances throughout the board (Niro, EV6, EV9, Sportage…). It jumped two positions and ended the 12 months in 4th, forward of #5 Volkswagen and #6 Peugeot (6.4%), with the French model affected by a horrible December and dropping two positions within the final stage of the race (the ramp-up of the refreshed e-208 EV and e-2008 EV will not be going effectively…). Nonetheless, though Kia’s 4th place looks like an incredible end-of-year efficiency, let’s not neglect that the Korean make was #1 in 2021 and #Three in 2022. So … sure, a downward pattern is seen.

Prime Auto Teams for Electrical Automobile Gross sales within the Netherlands — 2023

Within the OEM desk, there was additionally a major change, with chief Stellantis experiencing issues with a number of manufacturers, and most significantly, with its star participant, Peugeot. The multinational OEM crashed in December, sinking by 0.7% share to 15.1%, which, added to a different constant month from Volkswagen Group (15.6%, up 0.1% share), allowed the German group to win the OEM race within the final stage — its 4th win in a row.

However this was the toughest of all of them, and solely potential as a result of Stellantis managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…. So, perhaps Volkswagen Group received’t be so fortunate in 2024.

Count on Stellantis to have a go once more on the title, whereas #Three Geely–Volvo (14% in 2023) can even be looking out for a three-horse race to the highest.

Regardless of the unlucky accident in December, Stellantis can’t actually complain, as a result of its #2 place in 2023 is an enchancment over the #Three spot of 2022 and its #5 place of 2021.

Off the rostrum, Tesla (11.9%, up 0.4%) took the 4th spot in 2023, whereas Hyundai–Kia ended the 12 months in fifth, with 11.3% (up from 11% in November).

BMW Group (10.3%) resulted in sixth this 12 months, however anticipate it to carry out higher in 2024. The iX1 will proceed to ramp up deliveries, and its British arm, MINI, ought to see a surge in gross sales — not solely it is going to have a brand new technology Mini Cooper EV arising quickly, however there can be two different essential fashions touchdown: the B-Section/subcompact Aceman, and the C-segment/compact Countryman EV. Tesla’s 4th place might be at risk….

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