Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the Netherlands
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(Ed.:- I received several questions by LVTA members about electric taxicabs at Amsterdam as published recently. Do take your questions to your Membership Secretary and he will no doubt be delighted to assist you. Or for EU members to their EU Representative.
I left the Committee 22 April 2016 and due to poor health, I have no time to spare to deal with this item. It is also a new cab and interesting but not a Vintage vehicle. They have their own Media Channels for Plug-in electric vehicles in the Netherlands.
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Registration of highway-capable plug-in electric vehicles in the Netherlands by year between 2009 and 2016.
The adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in the Netherlands is actively supported by the Dutch government through the exemption of the registration fee and road taxes. These purchase incentives have been adjusted over time. Considering the potential of plug-in electric vehicles in the country due to its relatively small size and geography, the Dutch government set a target of 15,000 to 20,000 electric vehicles with three or more wheels on the roads in 2015; 200,000 vehicles in 2020; and 1 million vehicles in 2025. The first government target was achieved in 2013, two years earlier, thanks to the sales peak that occurred at the end of 2013. The stock of light-duty plug-in electric vehicles registered in the Netherlands achieved the 100,000 unit milestone in November 2016.
As of 31 December 2016, there were 113,636 highway legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles registered in the Netherlands, consisting of 98,903 range-extended and plug-in hybrids, 13,105 pure electric cars, and 1,628 all-electric light utility vans. When buses, trucks, motorcycles, quadricycles, and tricycles are accounted for, the Dutch plug-in electric-drive fleet climbs to 115,193 units. The country’s electric vehicle stock reaches 151,752 units when fuel cell electric vehicles (30), mopeds (3,775), electric bicycles (32,496), and micro cars (258) are accounted for. A distinct feature of the Dutch plug-in market is the dominance of plug-in hybrids, which represented 87% of the country’s stock of passenger plug-in electric cars and vans registered at the end of December 2016.
As of December 2016, the Mitsubishi Outlander P-HEV ranked as the all-time top-selling plug-in car in the country with 25,984 units registered, followed by the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid with 15,804, and the Volkswagen Golf GTE with 10,691. The Tesla Model S is the all-time top selling all-electric car with 6,049 units registered. As of July 2016, the Netherlands had the second largest concentration per capita in the world after Norway. The Dutch market concentration of highway legal plug-in electric cars rose from 1.71 vehicles per 1,000 people in 2013 to 5.6 in July 2016, several times higher than world’s largest plug-in car market, the United States.
The Dutch plug-in passenger car segment’s market share surged almost ten times from 2012 to 5.34% new car sales in the country that year, achieving the world’s second highest in 2013 after Norway (5.6%). The plug-in market share reached a record 9.7% of new car sales in the Dutch market in 2015, the second highest that year after Norway (22.4%). In 2015 the Netherlands listed as the world’s third best-selling country market for light-duty plug-in electric vehicles. Plug-in electric car sales fell sharply during 2016 after changes in the tax rules that went into force at the beginning of 2016, down 64% year-on-year during the first half of 2016.
As of December 2012, the Netherlands was the country with the highest ratio of slow charging points to electric vehicles (EVSE/EV), with a ratio of more than 0.50, while the U.S had a slow EVSE/EV ratio of 0.20. The Netherlands’ mix of slow and fast chargers has allowed it to become the country with the highest number of charging point per capita in the world. As of 31 December 2016, there were 11,768 public slow charging points available 24/7, 14,320 slow charging point with limited public access, 612 public and semi-public fast charging points, and over 72,000 private charging points.