|Although just #3 this year, the Opel Ampera is still the most common plug-in car here|
New Leader Edition
The Dutch EV market continues on fire, with 1.336 units in September, a new monthly record, jumping the EV share to 1,93%, making it by far the second most popular plug-in market worldwide, just behind the stratospheric performance of Norway.
The sales ranking reflects these changes, with a new leader on YTD chart, with the Volvo V60 Plug-In selling a record 755 units in September, surpassing the Prius Plug-In and claiming the Best Seller crown, while the Renault Zoe climbs one position to #6, at the expense of the stablemate Kangoo ZE.
Another winner is Tesla, selling 170 Model S, winning a #2 position in the monthly ranking and jumping five positions to #8 in the YTD chart.
After the August sellout of the Chevy Volt, the american plug-in is back to the usual low two digit numbers, although with the announced price reduction, sales could pick up again, but if they don't, one might see the Tesla Model S attacking its #4 position by the end of the year.
Volvo also wins the #1 spot in the manufacturers ranking (31%), ahead of GM (30%) and Toyota (22%).
|Volvo V60 Plug-In|
Toyota Prius Plug-In
|7||Renault Kangoo ZE e)||10||200||3||5|
|8||Tesla Model S||170||177||3||N/A|
|9||Renault Twizy e)||5||108||2||6|
|12||Renault Fluence ZE||2||9||0||10|
Source: www.autoweek.nl; http://steinbuch.wordpress.com/