The highest 10 autos within the Netherlands in December included six 100% electrical autos.
December was one other robust 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 document months. That may have starved different markets, just like the Netherlands, of items. Nonetheless, this consequence translated into an excellent 51% plugin automobile (PEV) share, with 44% share from simply full battery-electric autos (BEV).
These spectacular outcomes pulled the 2022 plugin share to 35% (23% BEV), a small leap from the 30% (20% BEV) of 2021, which itself was a constructive improve 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 progress, so one can’t actually complain an excessive amount of. This could enable the Dutch passenger automotive market to grow to be 100% BEV earlier than the 2035 100% ZEV mandate from the European Union with out a sweat.
BEVs represented 68% of the full plugin market in 2022, a slight enchancment over the 2021 consequence (67%), however nonetheless removed from the 82% of plugin registrations in 2020. Nonetheless, progress is progress, even whether it is simply 1%, so the Dutch market continues heading in the right direction.
Wanting into 2023, there may be a small gross sales hangover in Q1, one thing this market is used to, however anticipate issues to choose up once more round Q2, ending 2023 with one other nice consequence and possibly pulling the plugin share above the 40% mark.
High Promoting Electrical Autos within the Netherlands — December 2022
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 document 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 fall e-tron led the cost, in #2, with 1,038 registrations.
Additionally attention-grabbing 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 high 10 included six BEVs (#1 Tesla Mannequin Y, #3 Audi This fall 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 high 10 (the #2 Renault Clio and #6 Kia Picanto). Curiously sufficient, each are small-sized automobiles, which is changing 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?
final month’s greatest sellers, we should always disclose first that December registrations are usually not very consultant of common market dynamics, due to the frenzy to allocate plugins earlier than the yr finish in quite a lot of 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 should always discover that each Tesla and the Volkswagen Group had a excessive tide. On Tesla’s aspect, this not solely gained it the perfect vendor title in December, due to the Mannequin Y specifically, but additionally put the Tesla Mannequin 3 in fifteenth. The truth is, this meant that the sedan confirmed up on the perfect sellers desk after a protracted absence.
As for Volkswagen Group, moreover the 5 Volkswagen Group fashions within the high 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 high 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 powerful month like this, data had been sure to seem on the desk. 4 fashions hit best-ever performances. Apart from the aforementioned document of the Tesla Mannequin Y, the #5 Volkswagen ID.5 reached a document 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 document 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 high 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 suggests that when Geely’s “youth model” will get its palms on some BEV fashions (Zeekr 001, anybody?), it might grow to be a real mass market model within the Dutch market. It enhances properly from under 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 Large Unhealthy Beemer is able to begin displaying up within the Dutch high 20, and hopefully additionally begin tickling Audi’s domination within the full measurement class. To be continued….
High Promoting Electrical Autos within the Netherlands — 2022
Wanting on the 2022 rating, we’ve a shock in #1, with the Lynk & Co 01 PHEV taking the 2022 Greatest Vendor award. The Chinese language crossover additionally ended up seventh within the total rating. (Yep, a Chinese language mannequin within the total high 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 the perfect 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 range says quite a bit 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 anticipate surprises, so I can’t actually say who will win this yr’s title, however latest historical past, the Lynk & Co mannequin may have a tough time revalidating the title as a result of market’s constant volatility. The Tesla Mannequin Y was solely #18 in 2021, and now it’s third, whereas then again, 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’d 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 shocked 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 fall 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 pleased 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 once we do not forget that it was the perfect vendor on this market in 2020 — since then, it has all the time been downhill (#13 in 2021 and #17 in 2022). It’s an identical 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 position 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.
measurement classes, the #19 Fiat 500e gained town automotive class for the second time in a row, with 1,884 registrations, a pleasant 81% improve yr over yr (YoY). The Peugeot e-208 has additionally gained its second consecutive class title, this time with no competitors in sight. The truth is, the one two small EVs on this high 20 got here from the Stellantis secure, 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 high 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 measurement class, as all the time, the #14 Audi e-tron reigns supreme, and solely the BMW iX appears in a position to give it a run for its cash in 2023.
High 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, profitable its first automaker title — after three runner-up spots (2013, 2014, and 2021). Skoal, Volvo!
BMW (8.7%) additionally had causes to rejoice, profitable 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, quite a bit 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?
High 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, due to 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, as a consequence 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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