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The best-selling Plug-In cars in July 2022


Battery-electric car sales still increase, despite the overall market being down.

Passenger car sales in the Netherlands continue to decrease. In July, the number of new registrations decreased by 18% year-over-year.

It seems that only all-electric cars are still able to maintain some positive results, as plug-in hybrids are also in the red.

According to EV Volumes' data, shared by Jose Pontes, last month 6,766 new plug-ins were registered, which is roughly 1% more than a year ago. The tiny increase is a result of two trends - expanding BEVs (up by 13% year-over-year) and shrinking PHEVs (down 19%).

Overall, plug-in cars accounted for some 31% of the market (including 22% for BEVs).

New plug-in car registrations:

BEVs: 4,759 and 22% share
PHEVs: 2,007 and 9% share
Total: 6,766 and 31% share

So far this year, over 55,000 plug-in electric cars were registered in the Netherlands, which is 31% of the market.

New plug-in car registrations year-to-date:

BEVs: about *35,500 and 20% share
PHEVs: about *19,500 and 11% share
Total: 55,023 and 31% share
* estimated from the market share

Model rank
In terms of models, the top electric model (and #7 overall) in July was the Skoda Enyaq iV with 539 registrations, which enabled the MEB-based model to strengthen its top year-to-date rank with a total result of 3,249 units and relatively substantial lead.

The next two electric cars last month were the Kia EV6 (366) and Citroën e-C4 (312). Interestingly, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 also noted a relatively strong result (262).

Top 10 last month:

Skoda Enyaq iV - 539
Kia EV6 - 366
Citroën e-C4 - 312
Hyundai Ioniq 5 - 262
Peugeot e-208 - 260
Volvo XC40 PHEV (est.) - 217
Peugeot e-2008 - 189
Volvo XC40 BEV - 187
Audi e-tron - 186
Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) - 181

Top 10 year-to-date:

Skoda Enyaq iV - 3,249
Lynk & Co 01 PHEV - 2,484
Peugeot e-208 - 2,221
Volvo XC40 PHEV (est.) - 2,004
Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) - 1,936
Kia EV6 - 1,830
Audi Q4 e-tron - 1,646
Citroën e-C4 - 1,481
Fiat 500 electric - 1,430
Peugeot e-2008 - 1,121
Volvo remains the most popular plug-in brand in the Netherlands with a 9.6% share in the segment year-to-date. However, Kia is approaching with 9.1%. BMW noted 9.0%, Peugeot 7.6%, while Skoda is fifth at 6.6%.

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Among the automotive groups, the ones with the highest number of registrations are the Volkswagen Group (19.9%), Stellantis (18.3%), Geely-Volvo (including Lynk & Co and Polestar) at 15.9%, Hyundai-Kia (13.2%) and BMW Group (10.9%).

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