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NETHERLANDS  
Plug-ins capture 6.4% of Netherlands’ May car sales

Published: Thu, 18 June 2015 20:07:19 GMT

Mercedes C 350 e PHEV plug-in hybrid Netherlands

In Europe’s largely bleak looking PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) landscape, latest signs are that the Netherlands is showing some promise of becoming a regional hot spot for PHEVs, thus emulating to an extent the closely watched role now played by Norway as the unquestioned King player in the global market for pure electric cars

Unlike the spectacular ongoing electric car inroads in Norway, latest progress from PHEVs in the Netherlands may still be a great deal more down to earth. 

Nevertheless, judged purely from the latest pick-up in demand, fuelled in large measure by the comparatively recent arrival of such cars from autoindustry heavyweights like Volkswagen, Audi and Mercedes for instance, the PHEV take-up seen in May turned out a great deal better than could have been expected. 

6.4%
PHEV sector share in The Netherlands this May


With 1,769 newly registered PHEVs in May, the entire sector already accounted for 6.4 per cent of the Netherlands’ overall May car sales.

AID obtained figures reveal that the sudden spike in registrations was due in large measure to the recent arrivals of some sector heavyweights
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