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.
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