Car sales February 2021: nobody wants an electric car anymore

The electric car is struggling in the Netherlands. Due to the changes in the 2021 tax addition, they are no longer so attractive. And the subsidy for electric cars for 2021 has already been used up. This is reflected in the figures: the Volkswagen ID.3 was only sold 126 times
over the whole of 2021, the Volkswagen ID.4 114 times. Tesla sold 55 cars in the Netherlands this year. A total of 56,133 new cars were registered in 2021, compared to 73,681 last year. A decrease of almost 23 percent.

Top five February 2021

The top five in February show that private buyers in particular have smashed their corona savings. The Ford Fiesta (632 sold) is the best-selling car of February 2021, followed by the Kia Picanto. The Volvo XC40 holds its own well and is in third place. Small cars follow: the Toyota Aygo and Opel Corsa secured their place in the top five. Kia is the best-selling brand of February 2021 (1,804 cars / 8.3 percent market share). Peugeot (1753/8 percent) and Volkswagen (1612 / 7.4 percent) follow.

Fiat 500 electric sells badly

We note a number of surprises. It is noticeable that, despite the arrival of the electric version, the Fiat 500 is sold less than a year ago: 682 against 891 in the first two months of 2020. Furthermore, private individuals still like to buy a car from the A-segment ( the Toyota Aygo and the Kia Picanto are in the top 5), despite the increasingly meager and aging offer. A new car is slowly becoming unaffordable for many Dutch people.

Bright points: everyone wants a Ferrari

Not all brands are disappointed: Volvo sells more cars this year than in 2020. Mazda (thanks to the CX-5) and MG also score better. The most expensive brands in the Netherlands are not affected by the corona crisis at all: Ferrari sold 15 cars (last year 7), Lamborghini made 11 people happy both last year and this year (especially with the Urus). At Bentley we also see smiling faces, in 2021 27 people opted for a Bentley so far, against 18 in the same period last year.

Another bright spot is that the showrooms will reopen on March 3, but you must make an appointment in advance.

The information in this article comes from the sales statistics of the BOVAG and the RAI association.

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