Passenger car sales in the Netherlands 2010-2018

Number of passenger cars sold in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2018

by Lars Kamer, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Passenger car sales in the Netherlands 2010-2018 The total sales volume of passenger cars in the Netherlands fluctuated mainly between 400 thousand and 550 thousand from 2010 to 2018. The highest volume was reached in 2011 with 555,920 volumes sold, the lowest in 2014 with 387,572. Between 2016 and 2018, the number of passenger cars increased by approximately 60,000. Regarding the fuel types of passenger cars sold, most of these cars were petrol fueled. 75 percent of all sold cars had a petrol engine, whereas 17.4 percent had a diesel engine. However, most interestingly, the sales volume of electric fueled cars has increased. In 2011 electric fueled cars had a share of 0.2 percent, whereas in 2017 the share rose to 1.9 percent. It is a significant increase, even though it is a relatively small percentage compared to the petrol fueled cars.
German cars popular

With 42,966 passenger cars sold, Volkswagen had the highest sales volume of passenger cars in the Netherlands. This is roughly 2,300 and 8,200 more than Renault and Opel. Skoda, Audi and Seat, brands which occur in the top 20 leading brands, are part of the Volkswagen Group. These brands together had a sales volume of 83,000, which is roughly one-fourth of the total sales volume of all listed brands. Looking at the sales volume of car models, Volkswagen was with their Polo model the leading manufacturer as well with 14,585 volumes sold.

Tesla with the highest revenue growth

Considering the revenue of newly registered passenger cars in the Netherlands, Volkswagen had the highest revenue with approximately 1.6 billion euros in 2018. However, the highest value growth was achieved by the electric vehicle brand Tesla. In 2017, the revenue of Tesla amounted to 397 million euros, whereas by 2018 the numbers increased to 972 million euros.
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Number of passenger cars sold in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2018

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