Dutch electric vehicle sales for fleets reached 23% in 2019, which was hinged partially on company car drivers acquiring assets to avoid tax increases that would impact their purchasing decisions in 2020.
Company car drivers were looking to avoid changes to the Bijtelling income tax, which is why the Tesla Model 3 did so well in 2019, according to Dataforce. Bijtelling is an added income tax for leased vehicles provided by companies, and it increased from 4% to 8% in 2020.
The Audi e-tron and Hyundai Kona EV also did well in this market due to fleet looking to avoid Bijtelling taxation changes.
Meanwhile, light commercial vehicles sales declined by 3.5% in 2019 while passenger cars saw a 0.6% increase.