Global EV Outlook 2015 – Infographics

APR 3 2015 BY MARK KANE 12

Tesla Model S In Europe

Tesla Model S In Europe

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) has released its Global EV Outlook 2015 on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure deployment between 2008 & 2014.

The original infographics are available in PDF format here, while for our readers we cut it in half and posted it below.

According to the report, total spending by the 16 EVI member countries equaled 16 billion USD between 2008 and 2014.

At the end of the year, there were 665,000 plug-in electric cars in those markets.

“Global EV stock has surged, rising from about 180,000 electric cars on the road in late 2012 to 665,000 on the road at the end of 2014. The three EVI countries with the highest percentage of global EV stock include the United States (39%), Japan (16%), and China (12%). Vehicle electrification has also gone multi-modal, with 46,000 electric buses and 235 million electric two-wheelers deployed by the end of 2014. China is a standout for this multimodal evolution, with 230 million e-bikes, 83,000 electric cars, and 36,500 e-buses on the road in 2014.”

Annual sales of plug-in cars exceeded 300,000 in 2014, and there were 109,000 charging points:

“The number of EVs sold each year is growing rapidly, rising from 45,000 EVs sold in 2011 to more than 300,000 sold in 2014. EVs are also increasing their market share. In 2014, EVs represented more than 1% of new car sales in four member countries: the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.

It has also become easier for drivers to recharge their vehicles, as countries expand public charging infrastructure. Between late 2012 and 2014, the number of slow charging points has more than doubled, and the number of fast charging points has increased eightfold. There are now more than 109,000 charging points in EVI countries.”

The battery costs report stated that a 50% price drop has bee noted over the pastfew years:

“Since 2011, batteries have also made substantial gains. Battery cost has dropped by about 50%, which can help improve EV affordability. Energy density has also risen, which in turn can improve vehicle range—a key consumer concern.

Even with these advancements, significant and complex technological, financial, market, and policy challenges remain. EVI is helping address these challenges by providing a forum for global cooperation among its member governments as well as robust private-sector engagement. EVI seeks to facilitate the global deployment of at least 20 million passenger car EVs, including plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles, by 2020. The achievements highlighted in the Global EV Outlook 2015 provide a strong foundation for EV growth.”

On the graphs, two countries stand out – Norway and the Netherlands, two countries where we see the highest market share for plug-in electric cars:

The Global EV Outlook 2015 - Infographics

The Global EV Outlook 2015 – Infographics

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I’m confused here – this graph is showing US market share at 1.5% for 2014, but by my calculation it’s about half that, or 0.7%.

PHEV/BEV sales = 123,049 (source –
Total Vehicle sales = ~16.4M

What am I missing here?

Unfortunately, not everyone uses “EV” to mean the same thing. Perhaps they’re counting non-plug-in hybrids like the Prius? (Yes, I know there is one PHEV Prius model in the Prius family, but the other models aren’t.)

And hey, e-bikes are “electric vehicles” too. If you include those, it’s a significant market share! (^_^)

Well, Non-Plug-In Hybrids alone account for 2-3% of the market, so they cannot be including the Prius. I guess they are including other forms of EVs such as buses and two-wheelers though. I just didn’t think that there were that many electric buses, motorcycles, bicycles, etc sold in the US compared to the 123k BEV/PHEV cars that were sold.

My guess is they are not including trucks in the vehicle total.
How come there are never any stories about Sweden? Norway gets all the scandinavian limelight.

Sweden is and has always been the big brother to Norway.
They don’t excel in many things so when they are good at something, like skiing or EV sales they should get all the limelight possible. 🙂

But don’t tell them that Sweden is at 16,7% (2013) total renewable energy in the transport sector and that Norway is just at 1,6% (2013). It’s our little secret… 😉

Hey! Isn’t that Jay in drag in the first picture? 🙂

I’m a player yo…nothing wrong with that, (=

Tesla was very smart to quickly build out that Supercharger infrastructure in Norway, California, Netherlands, Sweden, and other places where EVs sell big time.

That density target for 2022…
Sounds big. Esp compared to what is shown for real gains 2011 vs 2014.

Is Norway a possible “flare-out ending” with many trying to get theirs registered before the 50,000 max number is hit next month?

Nope. Since there will be little changes in the EV incentives and the Norwegians know that there is no rush or need for a rush.

Not to mention that the normal way of buying is to go order your car and then get it a few months later so it would be pretty hard to time it exactly anyway.

Great info.
Would be interesting to also view by state in US.