Netherlands: sales of electric car tripled in 2018
Sales of the electric car has tripled last year in the Netherlands and went up to 24.000. This year probably 28.000 new electric cars will be sold in the Netherlands.
Lack of batteries
Flattening growth, however, is a consequence of the increasing demand and the lack of batteries. Delivery times sometimes are more than one year, which could hinder the meeting of the climate agreement, according to the RAI association.
Focus is on the electric car but also plug-ins – when used properly – could help to meet climate targets too, while fuel cell cars could be neglected. In the Netherlands hardly 71 of them are driving around, their poor popularity mostly due to the lack of hydrogen filling stations.
Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S was the most popular e-car last years, with 5.633 units sold, representing a market share of 25%. Second choice was the Jaguar I-Pace (3.500 cars sold) and on the third place the Nissan Leaf (3.369 sold).