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The Netherlands is an important market for Tesla. It’s the automaker’s second biggest market in Europe, behind Norway, though technically it was Tesla’s third biggest European market in 2015 because of the temporary surge in sales in Denmark ahead of this year’s tax increase for electric vehicles.

But now that Tesla’s sales are virtually nonexistent in Denmark following the price increase, the Netherlands is back as the second biggest market in Europe and things are looking good for 2016.

March was Tesla’s best month ever for Model S deliveries in the country with a record 371 units, according to registration data.

Deliveries were up 25% during the first quarter compared to the same period last year: 530 units vs 424 units. Almost in line with last year’s overall growth of ~29% with 1,891 Model S’s in 2015 versus 1,468 in 2014.

Here’s a chart of Model S registrations in the Netherlands over the past 3 years:

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Tesla as an important presence in the Netherlands. Last year, the automaker inaugurated an impressive 840,000 sq-ft facility in Tilburg to perform final assemblies on the Model S, and they are expected to re-purpose the other factory they have in the country into a distribution and service center. Tesla’s European headquarters are also located in Amsterdam.

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