Registrations of new electric cars increased by almost 20 percent

Bovag advocates more incentives for private EV buyers

Volvo EX30 vs.  Renault Megane E-Tech

In the first quarter of this year, almost 20 percent more new electric cars were registered in the Netherlands than in the same quarter last year.

In the first three months of this year, 101,849 new passenger cars were registered in our country. That was 4 percent more than in the same period last year. Of those almost 102,000 new cars, 30,068 were fully electric, no less than 19.8 percent more than in the first three months of last year. The total Dutch vehicle fleet now numbers 9,473,035 passenger cars. Of these, 490,820 are fully electric. 5.2 percent of all cars in the Netherlands are now EVs. Compared to a year ago, the electric vehicle fleet in our country has grown by 32.4 percent. So almost by a third.

Bovag wants more stimulation of the EV market

Why so many more new EVs have been registered than in the first quarter of 2023? According to Bert de Kroon, chairman of BOVAG Car Dealers, this is mainly because the business market, ‘often forced by legislation and regulations’, no longer waits for the government to come up with new initiatives and itself prepares for electrification. “Large companies are less dependent on tax incentives. But when we look at the share of the private market, we see that the number of consumers buying a new EV lags far behind the business market. […] The range is growing and becoming broader. Move along with extra stimulation and accelerate greening, without leaving the consumer behind.”

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