24% of new car sales are now electric in the Netherlands!

The Dutch automotive market finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel, with 9% year-on-year (YoY) growth in August, while the Dutch plug-in vehicle (PEV) market continued to grow, last month by 20% YoY. That’s mainly thanks to pure electric (24% of all new vehicle sales), which was up 30% year-on-year (YoY) last month. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) also remained positive in August, if only by 1%, registering 2,296 units, a 10% share.

Overall, the year-to-date (YTD) market share for plug-in vehicles reached 32%. Highlighting a continued market shift towards BEVs, they achieved 71% of plugin sales in August, compared to an average of 63% in 2022.

Lynk & Co’s 01 PHEV crossover won August’s best-selling race, with 502 entries last month. Interestingly, this was the only PHEV model in the August chart, and the Chinese model was responsible for 22% of all PHEV sales in the Netherlands last month! Now imagine if they had a really competitive model (like in BEV)!

Looking at the remaining podium positions, we have the practical Skoda Enyaq in second place, with 442 registrations, while the new generation gave the Kia Niro EV a welcome boost which propelled it to 3rd place in the picture.

In the remaining positions of the table, the Volkswagen Group had a positive month, with three models (Audi e-tron, Volkswagen ID.3 and Volkswagen ID.4) achieving the best scores of the year, while the sportier Volkswagen ID.5 continued to ramp up shipments, hitting a record 128 units last month. This result brought him into the table, in #20.

However, the best results of the year were not exclusive to the Volkswagen Group. In the midst of a drought in its PHEV field, the XC40 EV had its best month in 2022, with 252 registrations, slowing Volvo’s fall a bit.

In the second half of the table, we must highlight the Dacia Spring, in #14. He got 181 registrations in August, which also allows him to be in the top 20 for this month.

Apart from the top 20, we feel that we are on vacation, not much to say. Exceptions include the good month of the BMW iX (106 registrations) and Tesla’s Model Y (97 registrations).

Looking at the 2022 ranking, the Skoda Enyaq has retained most of the advantage over the runner-up Lynk & Co 01 PHEV and is now the clear favorite for this year’s bestseller title.

In 3rd position, the Peugeot e-208 must closely watch the climbs #4 Kia ​​Niro EV and #5 Kia EV6. Korean models are looking to dislodge the French sedan from the last place on the podium.

But it is in the second half of the table that we find the Climbers of the month.

The rolling work of art which bears the name Hyundai IONIQ 5 moved up four places, to 12th place, while Volvo’s XC40 EV had a good month, jumping four places to 13th place. The XC40 EV has given a much-needed boost to Volvo sales in this time of BEV rising tide.

Finally, the Mini Cooper EV fell from 20th place the previous month to its current position of 16th. The electric hot hatch is only 10 units behind the BMW Group’s best-selling model on Dutch lands.

In #19, we now have the VW ID.3, which knocked the Tesla Model Y off the table, but that absence should be temporary, as Tesla’s crossover returns in September, thanks to its usual end-of-quarter spike.

In the manufacturer classification, PHEV-heavy Volvo (9.2% vs. 9.6%) has taken a beating and is barely clinging to the leadership position. He resisted the Buyout of BEVbut now has new runner-up Kia (9.2%, down from 9.1%) only 6 units behindthe Korean brand should therefore surpass the Swedish and win gold in September.

Meanwhile, the top 5 remaining players held their positions, but all lost shares last month. BMW, down 0.4%, was particularly affected, in favor of Mercedes (6th) and especially Volkswagen (4.8%).

As for equipment suppliers, the Volkswagen group (20.5%, up 0.6%) is now more comfortable in a leading position. Not only did it continue to gain market share, but second place Stellantis (18.1% vs. 18.3%) even lost ground.

Geely-Volvo, 3rd, saw its share fall in August from 15.9% to 15.7%, due to another slow month from Volvo. With PHEV probably old fashioned for the rest of the year, and no significant BEV launches to come in the rest of 2022, one wonders how far the company will go.

#4 Hyundai–Kia (13.7% vs. 13.2%) is in 4th place and continues to grow market share, waiting to see the size of Geely–Volvo fall out of favor will be.

Finally, in 5th, we have a BMW group down (10.7%, against 10.9%), because it is now suffering from the transition to a heavier range in BEV.

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