The 5 most common electric cars in the Netherlands

Model 3 in the lead

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Every year more new electric cars are sold in the Netherlands than in the previous year. Which electric car is actually most common in the Netherlands? AutoWeek figured it out.

The number of electric cars in the Netherlands is increasing considerably every year. On 1 January 2022, the Dutch fleet of 9,142,277 cars consisted of 252,635 fully electric cars. On January 1, 2023, there were already 340,583. At the time of writing, the total fleet has more than 9.2 million passenger cars, so electric cars account for a share of about 3.7 percent. In 2021, this share was still 2.8 percent.

Anyone who goes out every now and then is undoubtedly aware of the success of the Tesla Model 3. There is one on practically every street corner, so it is not surprising that the Tesla Model 3 is the most common electric car in the Netherlands. is. There are currently 43,049 Tesla Model 3s registered, more than twice as many as the number two on this list. The majority of the current Dutch Models 3 were registered in 2019: 29,948 units.

In second place we find the best-selling passenger car in the Netherlands in 2020 and 2021: the Kia e-Niro. 19,872 units of the electric variant of the Kia Niro are currently driving around. In total, just under 58,000 Niros have been sold in the Netherlands, which means that about a third of them are electric e-Niros. The third place is for the sister model of the Niro: the Hyundai Kona Electric. There are currently 17,272 copies of the Hyundai Kona Electric registered in the Netherlands. In total, there are more than 29,000 Hyundai Konas registered in the Netherlands, which means that just under 60 percent of them are Kona Electric.

Places three and four are for two German EVs, successively the Volkswagen ID3 and the Audi E-Tron. The Volkswagen ID3 had its best year in 2020, when no fewer than 11,000 copies were registered in the Netherlands. The Audi E-Tron experienced its provisional peak in the Netherlands in 2019. Then 4,119 copies were registered.

Top 5 most common electric cars in the Netherlands

Brand Fashion model Number of
1 Tesla Model 3 43,049
2 kia e-Niro (EV) 19,872
3 Hyundai Kona Electric 17,272
4 Volkswagen ID3 17,146
5 Audi E-Tron 14,304


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