Not long ago electric transport made its appearance in the Netherlands. Since then it has gained more and more ground and cars like the Tesla are now an integral part of the street scene. But how does electric driving fare? In this article we give you the ins and outs and discuss the current state of affairs.
An increasing amount of cars
According to the most current figures, there are almost 290,00 Battery Electric Verhicles (BEV) and almost 167,000 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) on Dutch roads. This gives the electric cars a market share of 31.7 percent. That it is rising rapidly is evident from last year’s figures. At that time the market share of electric transport was only 20.6 percent.
Of course, with the number of electric cars on the rise, the aim is to be able to charge them all. For this, charging stations are important. It is therefore a logical consequence that the number of charging stations has increased over the years. In the Netherlands there are currently 101,500 charging stations and over 3,300 rapid charging stations. By using extensive EV charging point data, providers are increasingly able to identify where the demand for charging lies. This EV Charging dataset provides insight into where, how long and how much charging takes place.
Internationally, the Netherlands is seen as a major player in the world of electric mobility. In 2020, our country was one of 4 European countries where at least 25 percent of new cars sold were electric. The other 3 countries were Norway, Iceland and Sweden. Also in terms of EV Charging infrastructure there is no other country with the same density of charging points as the Netherlands.
Most sold cars
There are a number of brands that dominate the street scene when you look at electric cars. This is also clearly reflected in the figures. For example, we see that the Tesla Model 3 is dominant with over 42,000 units. Following that is the Mitshubishi with half the number of Tesla Model 3s. Right behind it we see the Hyundai Kona with over 16,000 cars.