The electric vehicle segment is flourishing in the Netherlands which is one of the countries with the most extensive charging infrastructures in Europe.
In 2021, 30% of all the vehicles sold in the country were based on the electric platform whereas the number rose to 65% during the last month of 2021.
So, taking a look at the best-selling EVs in the Netherlands during the past year is a great idea.
Here is the list of the most sold all-electric vehicles during the last year:
– Skoda Enyaq
– Kia Niro EV
– VW ID.4
– Ford Mustang Mach-E
– BMW iX3
6685 units of the Skoda Enyaq were sold last year. It is a big vehicle with loads of space and the company offers two models which are:
– iV 60 with 132 kW motor having 412 km range;
– iV 80 with 150 kW motor having 533 km range.
The large cabin area with impressive performance made the Skoda Enyaq the most sold EV in the Netherlands last year.
Kia Niro EV
With 5850 units sold, the Kia Niro EV was the number two spot on the list. The vehicle has a 67.5 kWh battery pack which is coupled with a 150 kW motor and besides this, the Kia Niro EV has 395 Nm torque.
The 0 to 96 kph acceleration time of 7.8 seconds makes the vehicle relatively quick.
4216 units of the VW ID.4 were purchased by customers in the Netherlands in 2021.
The 77 kWh battery and 419 km range mean that the VW ID.4 offers great performance despite its large SUV like shape.
The 150 kW motor on the VW ID.4 produces 229 Nm torque and give the vehicle a 0 to 96 kph acceleration time of around 7.6 seconds which is good enough for a vehicle of this size that can comfortably seat 5 adults.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
In 2021, a total of 4148 Ford Mustang Mach-E units were sold in the Netherlands which is why it made it number four on the list of the top EVs sold in the country last year.
This vehicle has a range of around 491 km and is capable of reaching from 0 to 96 kph in 3.5 seconds.
The sports car resembling performance and looks make the Ford Mustang Mach-E a highly tempting vehicle.
The BMW iX3 was the fifth vehicle on the list of the top EVs in the Netherlands as a total of 2833 units of this vehicle were sold in the country last year.
The 458 km range as well as the relatively low power consumption of 5.3 km/kWh makes it an imposing vehicle.
EV Charging Infrastructure In The Netherlands
The Netherlands has more than 75,000 charging stations. This number is significant in that it accounts for around 33% of the entire EV charging infrastructure of Europe.
The Dutch government is invested in expanding the infrastructure even further because the country aims to go all-electric by the year 2030.
The Netherlands has a higher number of cars per capita than France or Greece. This is why the country is trying hard to reduce vehicle emissions by offering an extensive EV charging infrastructure.
The country has the highest number of EV chargers per 100 km of road in all of Europe.
This number of 47.5 chargers per 100 km is much higher than those of Germany, Portugal and Austria which have 19.4, 14.9 and 6.1 chargers for the same distance respectively.
The recent push towards the EV platform seems to be a great step for the Netherlands. The citizens of this country are aiding their government in the drive to go green by purchasing more EVs than ever before.