The highest 10 automobiles within the Netherlands in December included six 100% electrical automobiles.
December was one other sturdy month within the Dutch marketplace for plugin automobile gross sales, with 15,757 plugin registrations. That rating might have been even higher if different markets, like Germany and Norway, hadn’t had
inflated incentive-derived file months. Which may have starved different markets, just like the Netherlands, of items. Nonetheless, this outcome translated into a superb 51% plugin automobile (PEV) share, with 44% share from simply full battery-electric automobiles (BEV).
These spectacular outcomes pulled the 2022 plugin share to 35% (23% BEV), a small bounce from the 30% (20% BEV) of 2021, which itself was a constructive enhance over the earlier yr’s results of 25% (21% BEV).
These numbers are properly above the 15% plugin share of 2019 and the 6% share of 2018, so whereas these aren’t Tony Seba–like disruptive numbers, it’s constant development, so one can’t actually complain an excessive amount of. This could enable the Dutch passenger automotive market to develop into 100% BEV earlier than the 2035 100% ZEV mandate from the European Union and not using a sweat.
BEVs represented 68% of the entire plugin market in 2022, a slight enchancment over the 2021 outcome (67%), however nonetheless removed from the 82% of plugin registrations in 2020. Nonetheless, development is development, even whether it is simply 1%, so the Dutch market continues heading in the right direction.
Trying into 2023, there may be a small gross sales hangover in Q1, one thing this market is used to, however count on issues to choose up once more round Q2, ending 2023 with one other nice outcome and possibly pulling the plugin share above the 40% mark.
Prime Promoting Electrical Automobiles within the Netherlands — December 2022
Taking a look at final month’s greatest sellers, and evaluating the outcomes to the height from final December, Tesla and Volkswagen Group had been the large winners. The Tesla Mannequin Y was the large shock winner, with a file 2,296 registrations permitting it to be #1 in December’s total auto market. In the meantime, Volkswagen Group took the next 5 positions! The Audi This autumn e-tron led the cost, in #2, with 1,038 registrations.
Additionally fascinating to acknowledge: with 51% plugin share, the plugin market mainly merged with the general market in December, as confirmed by the truth that the general prime 10 included six BEVs (#1 Tesla Mannequin Y, #3 Audi This autumn e-tron, #4 Cupra Born, #5 Audi e-tron, #7 Volkswagen ID.5, and #8 Volkswagen ID.4). It additionally included one PHEV (#9 Lynk & Co 01). And the closely electrified Kia Niro was in #10. There have been solely two unpluggable fashions within the prime 10 (the #2 Renault Clio and #6 Kia Picanto). Curiously sufficient, each are small-sized automobiles, which is turning into one thing like the ultimate frontier for BEVs … one thing for policymakers to consider.
Nonetheless, 8 plugin fashions out of 10 is nice! And one wonders: how lengthy will it take for the yearly rating to seem like this?
Taking a look at final month’s greatest sellers, we must always disclose first that December registrations are usually not very consultant of basic market dynamics, due to the frenzy to allocate plugins earlier than the yr finish in quite a few markets. As such, the outcomes have extra to do with the OEMs’ functionality to allocate items to a sure market than anything.
With this in thoughts, we must always discover that each Tesla and the Volkswagen Group had a excessive tide. On Tesla’s aspect, this not solely gained it one of the best vendor title in December, because of the Mannequin Y particularly, but in addition put the Tesla Mannequin 3 in fifteenth. In actual fact, this meant that the sedan confirmed up on one of the best sellers desk after an extended absence.
As for Volkswagen Group, apart from the 5 Volkswagen Group fashions within the prime six, it additionally positioned the Skoda Enyaq in (an unusually low) eleventh place, proper above the #12 Volkswagen ID.3. Thus, there have been seven Volkswagen Group fashions within the prime 20, six of them coming from the MEB platform. If we had been so as to add all these 6 MEB platform fashions collectively, we might have 4,487 registrations, or 29% of all plugin gross sales in December. Not unhealthy, eh?
In a robust month like this, data had been sure to seem on the desk. 4 fashions hit best-ever performances. Apart from the aforementioned file of the Tesla Mannequin Y, the #5 Volkswagen ID.5 reached a file 761 registrations, surpassing its extra upright sibling, the VW ID.4 (in sixth with 752 registrations). The BMW i4 additionally continued to ramp up deliveries, reaching 596 registrations final month, whereas Dacia Netherlands managed to get 239 items of its small Spring EV in December. That allowed the made-in-China mannequin to achieve a file end in Dutch lands.
On the PHEV aspect, we nearly didn’t have any mannequin to say, as there was just one mannequin to talk of within the prime 20 — the Lynk & Co 01 PHEV in seventh (739 registrations). That’s a powerful efficiency for the model, particularly conspidering the headwinds plugin hybrids are struggling within the Netherlands. That means that when Geely’s “youth model” will get its arms on some BEV fashions (Zeekr 001, anybody?), it might develop into a real mass market model within the Dutch market. It enhances properly from beneath the extra premium method of Volvo and Polestar. To be continued….
Outdoors the highest 20, the spotlight is the BMW iX, with 164 registrations, a brand new yr greatest. It appears the Huge Unhealthy Beemer is able to begin exhibiting up within the Dutch prime 20, and hopefully additionally begin tickling Audi’s domination within the full dimension class. To be continued….
Prime Promoting Electrical Automobiles within the Netherlands — 2022
Trying on the 2022 rating, now we have a shock in #1, with the Lynk & Co 01 PHEV taking the 2022 Finest Vendor award. The Chinese language crossover additionally ended up seventh within the total rating. (Yep, a Chinese language mannequin within the total prime 10. Now let that sink in….) Final yr’s winner, the Skoda Enyaq, took the silver medal (and ninth total), whereas the Tesla Mannequin Y surged 13 positions in December and gained the bronze medal within the final stage of the race, on the expense of the Peugeot e-208, thus signaling Tesla’s return to the Dutch podium (after the #2 place of the Tesla Mannequin 3 in 2020).
The Chinese language plugin hybrid mannequin was the seventh completely different mannequin to win one of the best vendor title since 2015, the others being the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV*, the Volkswagen Passat PHEV, the Tesla Mannequin S, the Tesla Mannequin 3, the Volkswagen ID.3, and the Skoda Enyaq. This variety says lots in regards to the stability of this market and the altering tastes/insurance policies on this market. So, will the Lynk & Co mannequin retain the title in 2022? (*Bear in mind when the Dutch had been positively in love with that mannequin? How issues have modified.)
As seen within the earlier paragraph, on this market, one can all the time count on surprises, so I can’t actually say who will win this yr’s title, however taking a look at latest historical past, the Lynk & Co mannequin could have a tough time revalidating the title because of the market’s constant volatility. The Tesla Mannequin Y was solely #18 in 2021, and now it’s third, whereas however, Ford’s dynamic duo, the Mustang Mach-E and Kuga PHEV, had been 4th and eighth, respectively, in 2021, and now the 2 had been out of the highest 20. Fairly unstable rating, isn’t it?
If I needed to guess, I might say the Lynk & Co foremost adversaries in 2023 are: its Swedish cousin, the Volvo XC40 (including each the BEV and PHEV variations collectively, the Swede would have sufficient items to achieve the runner-up place), the Tesla Mannequin Y, the BMW i4 (if the Bavarian automaker succeeds in ramping up manufacturing of its fastback mannequin to satisfy demand). We might additionally see a shock from one of many smaller EVs, just like the Peugeot e-208, solely 14th in 2021 however 4th in 2022 and with a refresh coming quickly. With up to date EV specs, I wouldn’t be stunned if the French hatchback, a first-time winner of the general Dutch rating in 2022, would win the plugin race in 2023.
Elsewhere, the Audi This autumn e-tron jumped two spots within the final stage of the race, to sixth, whereas its squad chief, the Audi e-tron, jumped from #20 to #13 in December, in what can solely be described as a constructive month for the Ingolstadt make.
However there have been extra glad climbers coming from the Volkswagen mothership. The fashionable Cupra Born jumped eight spots, to #11, whereas the Volkswagen ID.3 joined the desk in #17. Nonetheless, regardless of becoming a member of the desk within the final month, it wasn’t yr for the German hatchback, particularly after we do not forget that it was one of the best vendor on this market in 2020 — since then, it has all the time been downhill (#13 in 2021 and #17 in 2022). It’s the same story for the Volkswagen ID.4, dropping from third in 2021 to ninth this yr.
Lastly, the Polestar 2 was as much as #14 and the BMW i4 climbed two positions in December to #12, considerably compensating the drop of the BMW iX3 to #20. With the
compliance SUV mannequin dropping from seventh in 2021 to its present twentieth place, and with the compact BMW iX1 beginning to dip its toes out there, the China-made EV from BMW has fulfilled its function of holding the make’s torch within the EV area within the time that the little i3 was beginning to present its age and the brand new fashions had been nonetheless ramping up. With the iX1, i4, and iX being the German model star gamers for the 2023 season, the iX3 can now relaxation for longer on the substitutes bench.
Taking a look at dimension classes, the #19 Fiat 500e gained the town automotive class for the second time in a row, with 1,884 registrations, a pleasant 81% enhance yr over yr (YoY). The Peugeot e-208 has additionally gained its second consecutive class title, this time with no competitors in sight. In actual fact, the one two small EVs on this prime 20 got here from the Stellantis steady, within the type of the aforementioned Fiat 500e and Peugeot e-208.
Within the midsize class, final yr’s winner, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, was kicked out of the plugin prime 20! The Tesla Mannequin Y succeeded it, with Tesla’s midsizer eradicating the Kia EV6 from the midsize throne within the final stage of the race. As for the total dimension class, as all the time, the #14 Audi e-tron reigns supreme, and solely the BMW iX appears capable of give it a run for its cash in 2023.
Prime Auto Manufacturers for Electrical Car Gross sales within the Netherlands — 2022
Within the producer rating, Volvo (9.2%, down from 9.7%) hung onto the management place in December, successful its first automaker title — after three runner-up spots (2013, 2014, and 2021). Skoal, Volvo!
BMW (8.7%) additionally had causes to rejoice, successful its second silver medal ever, and that was lengthy after the one achieved in 2016. Will the Bavarian win its first gold in 2023?
As for final yr’s winner, Kia, it ended 2022 in third, with 8%, down 0.6% from the earlier month. The Korean model suffered from decrease efficiency from its greatest vendor, the Niro, which was #2 in 2021 however dropped to #5 in 2022. Higher luck in 2023?
Off the rostrum, lots has gone on within the final month of the yr, with each Volkswagen (6.7%, up from 5.6% within the earlier month) and Audi (6.5%, up from 5.4%) eradicating Peugeot (6.3%, down from 7%) and Skoda (5.4%, down 0.4%) from the highest 5 whereas they rose to 4th and fifth, respectively. An indication of issues to come back?
Prime Auto Teams for Electrical Car Gross sales within the Netherlands — 2022
Within the OEM desk, winner Volkswagen Group benefited from good performances from Audi, Volkswagen, and Cupra to realize 2.2% share and finish the yr with 22.6% share, making that its third win in a row. It appears the German conglomerate has this market properly in hand, because of its a number of model coverage.
Geely–Volvo (16.7%, down 0.4%) reached the silver medal, with Lynk & Co and Polestar compensating for a slower than typical month from Volvo and permitting the OEM to steal the 2nd spot from Stellantis within the final stage of the race (15.5%, down 1.7% in December). With the melting pot conglomerate affected by a horrible month, because of the truth that a lot of its EVs are in a transition to improved specs, it couldn’t revenue from the end-of-year rush. Regardless of this, Stellantis can’t actually complain, as a result of its third spot in 2022 was enchancment over it fifth spot of 2021.
Off the rostrum, Hyundai–Kia (11.8%, down 0.9%) took the 4th spot in 2022, whereas BMW Group ended the yr in fifth, with 10.7% (down from 10.9% in November).
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