100% Electric Vehicles NETHERLANDS EV SALES JAN 2014

Published on February 12th, 2014 | by Zach

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Netherlands, Canada, & Ireland January 2014 Electric Car Sales

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NETHERLANDS EV SALES JAN 2014

Following up on my Norway, Sweden, and Denmark January 2014 electric car sales reports, here are reports for the Netherlands, Ireland, and Canada. For other January 2014 electric car sales or 2013 electric car sales, see the stories linked on the bottom of this article.

Netherlands EV Sales

Clearly, the Dutch like their PHEVs.

Take note that due to an important EV inventive expiring at the end of 2013, there was a huge rush of orders in December. Over 9,000 electrified cars & SUVs were sold in December, including nearly 5,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs. So, January sales were hit pretty hard with the hangover. Things should slowly get back to “normal” in the coming months.

Canada EV Sales

Oh, Canada—you can do better than thus, can’t you? (p.s. Congrats to the Chevy Volt for holding steady at #1.)

Ireland EV Sales

So… Ireland doesn’t have much going on yet. Basically just the Nissan Leaf. Let’s hope the green country gets more EVs soon.

That said, if you’re an Irish reader, you could be the first Irish person to own a handful of great EV models! Put your name in the history books. :D

Itching for more? Check out:

2013 EV Sales Reports

  1. WORLD ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013 REPORT)
  2. US ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013 REPORT)
  3. EUROPE ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013 REPORT)
  4. JAPAN ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013 REPORT)
  5. CHINA ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE SALES (2013)

More January 2014 EV Sales Reports

  1. US EV SALES (JANUARY 2014)
  2. NORWAY, DENMARK, & SWEDEN EV SALES (JANUARY 2014)

If you like spreadsheets more than charts, feel free to view my January European, Canada, Japan, and China EV sales spreadsheets and my US EV sales spreadsheets.

Thanks to Jose Pontes for rounding up the numbers for the Netherlands and Canada. Thanks to @EVThefuture for directing me to the Ireland numbers.

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  • offib

    Irish reader here! For anyone who is not familiar with the EV market in Ireland, 2014 is a tremendous year. 51 LEAFs were sold in January which is more than the 46 that were sold in all of 2013, a terrible year, because everyone who knew about this car knew that there was a far cheaper and more advanced car sold in the UK.

    T

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Thanks for the notes. I do track the Irish market, just stopped reporting on countries with under 100 sales a month. But that said, 0.2% is comparable to many other larger markets. I will definitely to an annual report on Ireland. And may start doing monthly in 2015. :D

      What about incentives? What are the govt incentives for EVs in Ireland right now? Any projection for new ones?

      “the only newspapers we have are the Irish equivalents to the Daily Mail and Telegraph” — Yikes, that must be rough!

      • offib

        Pretty much. It doesn’t help that most buyers read reviews from newspapers like the Irish Times and Independant. In almost every single Irish review on an EV I read, there’s a misleading conclusion that tells to reader to back off. It’s the same nonsense that shows that the reviewer is not familiar with EVs, how they drive and how they charge. Despite that we have a rather laid out Rapid Charger network, they still try to send the message that they are yet to be built. One from the Independant,

        “If I wanted to drive from Dublin to Cork, I would need to stop twice at designated fast-charge points for at least 30 minutes each time.
        And travelling to somewhere like Mayo would be much more difficult and much slower.”

        We know that charge times are from a complete flat battery. “At least 30 minutes”? As if that’s the least amount of time possible? I have yet to see a write up that explains how charge times can be far shorter and Rapid Charges can be rather brief because very rarely would the driver deplete the car’s battery.

        That’s the surface of it. Anyway, we do have a rebate. It’s the Electric Vehicle Grant of 5,000 Euro for EVs. I’m not to sure for PHEVs because we didn’t have any, but we’ll know as the Outlander PHEV will be released in a month or two. I remember one write up about monthly sales in 2013 and how it mocked the performance of EVs despite being “bribed” for 10,000 Euro.

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Btw, i think EV misinformation & lack of awareness is the biggest obstacle everywhere except Norway. So Ireland’s not alone with that. :P

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