The Belgian plug-in electric vehicle market was up 50% in January, having registered 1.074 units, a new sales record, with the markets share at a best ever 2%.
Most of the growth comes from plug-in hybrids, up 59% to 905 units, while all-electric cars were up just 13% to 169 units.
The Volvo XC90 PHEV was the leader last month, with 199 units, its best result in 11 months, followed by the #2 BMW X5 PHEV (138 registrations) and the #3 Mercedes GLC350e, that with 108 units, made the best result ever by a plug-in Mercedes in Belgium.
In the Light Commercial Vehicle category there were 11 registrations, down 66% Year-on-year, nine of them belonging to the Nissan e-NV200 electric van.
2016 was a record year in Belgium, with almost 10.000 plug-ins sold, up 146% YoY, confirming it as one of the hottest markets in the world, with the market share ending at 1.8%.[source: EAFO]