In the Netherlands, a mere minnow in overall car sales
terms besides the might of the UK’s 2.63m new car sales last year, sales of tax-saving PHEVs climbed
into record orbit.
Last year, sales of PHEVs in the Netherlands pole-vaulted to a continent-dominating
39,170 units. Some 15,413 of these were registered during December alone.
Not only did Dutch consumers buy or lease twice as many plug-in-hybrids as the UK
in the same year, during last December alone Dutch consumers snapped up nearly as many tax-saving
PHEVs as the UK did during the whole of last year.
Last year’s breakneck pace of growth, albeit from the very low levels seen here the previous year, is
due mainly, if not entirely, to last year’s sizzling PHEV demand in the Netherlands.
Encouraged by the mouthwatering savings still to be had by way of markedly lower Benefit in kind (BIK) taxes owing
to the ownership or lease of a new company car, Holland’s money-wise company car users opted for
the ownership or lease of more tax-friendly PHEVs in droves...more
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