Netherlands is one of the many European nations that decided to go emission free. The Dutch government’s two stage plan requires half of new car sales by 2025 to be electric or hybrid and go completely emission free by 2030.
The Netherlands has joined the move towards zero emission mobility – following the plans outlined by France and Britain to ban sales of all new petrol and diesel powered passenger vehicles, the country says it will do the same, but a decade quicker, doing the deed by 2030. This is five years on from the initial proposal made last year, in which politicians voted through a motion calling for a ban to begin from 2025. – Paultan.org
Number of registered plug-in electric vehicles in Netherlands has grown rapidly in the last few years, increasing from 1,299 vehicles in 2011 to 121,542 vehicles in 2017. Though plug-in hybrids still dominate sales, all-electric vehicles are slowly climbing the charts.
Data from RAI Vereniging shows that in the first quarter of 2018, 3,945 all-electric cars were sold compared to 1,667 in the same period last year, a growth of 136%.
Tesla is already running away with the market and it could easily dominate Netherlands auto market if it can manage to get Model 3 in the mix.
In the first five months of 2018, Tesla has sold 1,113 Model S, which is better than 1,039 VW e-Golf and 991 Nissan Leaf sold during the same period.
Model S costs around £80,000 in Europe, while Nissan Leaf and VW e-Golf are sub £30k. The best selling EV in Netherlands is more than twice as expensive as the second and third ranked cars, but still managed to stay at the top.
What will happen when Tesla Model 3 hits the showrooms in Netherlands?