With 717 new plug-in electric vehicles registered in January, registrations in the Netherlands were down 94% regarding the previous month, due to the incentives-derived sales rush of December, the last month for plug-in hybrids to have access to company car incentives.
Despite this, sales were up 27% Year-on-Year, placing the market share at 1.4%, of which, 0.9% belongs to all-electric vehicles and 0.5% to plug-in hybrids.
Interestingly, growth came from the all-electric vehicles, with registrations growing 107% YoY, to 475 units, while plug-in hybrids had their deliveries down 27%, to 242 units, many of them probably ordered for December but only delivered in January.
The ranking had a complete reshuffle, with all-electric models rising to bestselling positions, with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric starting the year in the leadership, with 95 units, a personal best.
The second place went for the all-electric BMW i3, with 86 units, while the third place went to another model that recently had a battery increase, with the Renault Zoe registering 70 units, its best result in three years.
In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (17%) started the year in the lead, followed by Tesla, with 16% share and Hyundai (13%)
In the Light Commercial Vehicle (N1) category, results weren’t so positive, with registrations down four units regarding January 2016, to 19 units, 16 of them belonging to the Nissan e-NV200.