The Netherlands is an excellent market for electric cars, it’s not quite Norway, but when adding plug-in hybrids it’s getting close. As for all-electric vehicles, Tesla’s Model S is by far the best-selling in the country based on registration data.
Tesla confirmed last week that it delivered 11,580 vehicles worldwide from July through September and based on registration data, the Netherlands contributed to ~3.5% of the total with 409 Model S’s during the third quarter. It’s not a large portion of global sales, but for a country of ~17 million people, electric vehicle sales are progressing nicely. So far in 2015, Tesla sold 1,311 cars in the Netherlands, ~37% more than during the same period last year.The chart is also showing early signs of Tesla stabilizing its delivery schedule and making the end of quarter push less significant – and actually almost nonexistent during the last quarter.
Tesla has a significant lead over other 100% electric vehicles in the country. The second best-seller is the Nissan LEAF with less than half of the Model S’s sales: 486 units as of September.
Tesla’s increasing popularity in the Netherlands might have something to do with the company heavily investing in the country. Beyond its extensive network of fast-charging stations in the country, Tesla has two factories in Tilburg. The company recently inaugurated an impressive 840,000 sq-ft facility to perform final assemblies on the Model S, and they are expected to repurpose the other factory into a distribution and service center.
Other posts based on registration data:
- A look at Tesla’s sales ahead of Q3 delivery results
- Tesla has found a great market for the Model S in Belgium – sales are up 70%
- Tesla Model S sales are up 350% in Sweden
- Tesla Model S sales are up 84% in Germany, while BMW i3 sales are down 27%
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