Netherland's plug-in sales contracted from 43 300 units in 2015 to 9 700 within 2 years.Still, European plug-in sales increased by 39 % last year, 1/3rd can be attributed to growth in Germany.
Netherlands' buyers still struggled with the incentive shift from plug-in hybrids to pure-electric vehicles.
If the preliminary sales results of January are any indication, Germany is on the way to become the largest plug-in vehicle market in Europe and the 5th largest globally.
Purchase incentives were introduced as late as 2016, but reaction was hesitant, by then.
Another highlight was Norway, where plug-in shares are the worlds highest, with 32,5 % in 2017, BEV and PHEV combined.
In December Norway reached 42 % and, counting only passenger cars, 50 % of December sales were electrically chargeable vehicles.
It all means more choice and better value for broader adoption.