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Passenger car sales in the Netherlands 2010-2019, by fuel type

As of 2019, most of the passenger cars sold in the Netherlands were petrol fueled vehicles. 71 percent of the sales volume of passenger cars had a petrol engine, whereas diesel fueled cars had a share of 7.3 percent. Furthermore, the share of petrol cars that were sold in the Netherlands increased between 2015 and 2019, whereas diesel cars decreased between the period from 2015 to 2019. The total number of passenger cars sold amounted to approximately 445,000 in 2018, an increase compared to 2017 when there were 414,306 passenger cars sold in the Netherlands.

Volkswagen is the leading brand in passenger car sales

Volkswagen, a German car manufacturer, was the most selling car brand in the Netherlands in 2019. Approximately 50,000 cars were sold by Volkswagen, whereas the French car manufacturer Renault saw the total sales volume of passenger cars amount to 26,207. Examining the sales volume of passenger cars by model type, Tesla model 3 was the leading model in the Netherlands with 29,922 sold units in 2019. Volkswagen sold roughly 13,000 Clio’s, whereas Ford saw the Focus model nearly reach a sales volume of 10,500.

Increase in electric vehicles

Electric passenger cars became more poplar between the period of 2013 to 2019. In 2013, there were 24,512 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and 4,161 battery electric vehicles (BEV) to be found in the Netherlands. In 2019, this grew to a total of 95,882 PHEV’s and 107,537 BEV’s.

Distribution of passenger cars sold in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2019, by fuel type

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

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