31632 Electric Vehicles in the Netherlands
Though last month we saw an almost complete stop in the EV market, mainly due to the changes in tax benefits that started in 2014, things are slowly starting to get rolling again. Not spectacular, but steady progress. For those interested in all data and in order to not clutter up this post too much, please refer to the button below to see the source data:
The Top 5 Popular Models of registered EVs in the Netherlands remains unchanged. The Mitsubishi Outlander and the Volvo V60 are still going strong. In fact, those 2 cars are responsible for most of the growth of last month even. Also consider that the Model S is responsible for most of the growth in the pure EV category with 9 out of 12 EVs registered.
I've continued to report on the Charging Infrastructure again; the regrouping and new definitions of categories seems to have settled (for now). There has been changes in when a charging station was public or semi-public.
The dip that is visible however was administered to maintenance and relocation. Some locations appeared less practical in real life and so a new, easier accessible spot was found for installation.
Another setback was from the fast chargers from The New Motion, where 35 of them have been taken out of business. They will be replaced as soon as possible with newer models, but the model that was installed from DBT provided more trouble than it would provide convenience to EV drivers. I think the DBT chargers were one of the first to get installed, making this one of the first batches to go into retirement after Nuon already replaced a lot of old Shuko chargers in Amsterdam.