The Dutch auto market has lastly seen the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel, rising 9% 12 months over 12 months (YoY) in August, whereas the Dutch plugin automobile (PEV) market has continued to develop, final month by 20% YoY. That’s largely because of pure electrics (24% of all new automobile gross sales), which grew 30% 12 months over 12 months (YoY) final month. Plugin hybrids (PHEVs) additionally remained constructive in August, if solely by 1%, by registering 2,296 models, or 10% share.
Total, the year-to-date (YTD) market share for plugin automobiles was as much as 32%. Highlighting an ongoing shift out there towards BEVs, they’d 71% of plugin gross sales in August, up from the 63% common of 2022.
Lynk & Co’s 01 PHEV crossover received August’s greatest vendor race, reaching 502 registrations final month. Curiously, it was the one PHEV mannequin within the August desk, and the Chinese language mannequin was chargeable for 22% of all PHEV gross sales within the Netherlands final month! Now, think about in the event that they a had a very aggressive (as in, BEV) mannequin!
Wanting on the remaining positions on the rostrum, we’ve got the sensible Skoda Enyaq in second place, with 442 registrations, whereas the brand new technology gave the Kia Niro EV a fine addition that lifted it to the third spot within the desk.
Within the remaining positions within the desk, Volkswagen Group had a constructive month, with three fashions (Audi e-tron, Volkswagen ID.3, and Volkswagen ID.4) hitting year-best scores, whereas the sportier Volkswagen ID.5 continued to ramp up deliveries, reaching a file 128 models final month. That consequence introduced it into the desk, in #20.
12 months-best outcomes weren’t a Volkswagen Group unique, although. In the midst of a drought in its PHEV discipline, the XC40 EV had its greatest month in 2022, with 252 registrations, thus slowing Volvo’s downfall a bit.
Within the second half of the desk, we must always spotlight the Dacia Spring, in #14. It acquired 181 registrations in August, permitting it to additionally function on this month’s prime 20.
Exterior the highest 20, one can inform that we’re in vacation season, with not a lot to speak about. Exceptions embrace the nice month of the BMW iX (106 registrations) and Tesla’s Mannequin Y (97 registrations).
Wanting on the 2022 rating, the Skoda Enyaq stored many of the benefit over the runner-up Lynk & Co 01 PHEV and is now the clear favourite for this 12 months’s greatest vendor title.
In third place, the Peugeot e-208 must hold an in depth eye on the climbing #4 Kia Niro EV and #5 Kia EV6. The Korean fashions wish to displace the French hatchback from the final place on the rostrum.
However it’s within the second half of the desk that we discover the Climbers of the Month.
The rolling murals that goes by the identify of Hyundai IONIQ 5 was up 4 spots, to #12, whereas Volvo’s XC40 EV had a very good month, leaping 4 spots to #13. The XC40 EV gave a a lot wanted increase to Volvo’s gross sales on this time of a BEV rising tide.
Lastly, the Mini Cooper EV jumped from #20 within the earlier month to its present place of sixteenth. The electrical scorching hatch is now simply 10 models behind the very best promoting BMW Group mannequin in Dutch lands.
In #19, we now have the VW ID.3, which kicked the Tesla Mannequin Y off the desk, however this absence needs to be non permanent, as Tesla’s crossover will return in September, because of its common end-of-quarter peak.
Within the producer rating, PHEV-heavy Volvo (9.2%, down from 9.6%) took a beating and is barely hanging onto the management place. It resisted the BEV takeover, nevertheless it has new runner-up Kia (9.2%, up from 9.1%) now simply 6 models behind, so the Korean model ought to surpass the Swede and seize gold in September.
In the meantime, the remaining prime 5 gamers have stored their positions, however all misplaced share final month. BMW, down 0.4%, was hit notably laborious, to the revenue of sixth positioned Mercedes (6%) and particularly eighth positioned Volkswagen (4.8%).
As for OEMs, Volkswagen Group (20.5%, up 0.6%) is now extra snug within the management place. It not solely continued to earn share, however runner-up Stellantis (18.1%, down from 18.3%) even misplaced some floor.
third positioned Geely–Volvo noticed its share drop in August from 15.9% to fifteen.7%, attributable to one other gradual month from Volvo. With PHEVs presumably out of trend for the remainder of the 12 months, and no important BEV launches coming within the the rest of 2022, one wonders how low the corporate will go.
#4 Hyundai–Kia (13.7%, up from 13.2%) is in 4th place and persevering with to extend its market share, ready to see how huge Geely–Volvo’s fall from grace can be.
Lastly, in fifth, we’ve got a falling BMW Group (10.7%, down from 10.9%), as it’s now affected by the transition right into a extra BEV-heavy lineup.
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