The International Energy Agency has released its new Global EV Outlook 2017 report on the occasion of two million (passenger) plug-in electric vehicles being sold worldwide - which was actually reached at the end of 2016.
2017 Nissan LEAF
As it turns out, more than 95% of those cars were sold in just 10 countries:
- China - 648,770
- United States - 563,710
- Japan - 151,250
- Norway - 133,260
- Netherlands - 112,010
- UK - 86,420
- France - 84,000
- Germany - 72,730
- Sweden - 29,330
- Canada - 29,270
- Others 87,480
Yet those two millions still represent just 0.2% of total number of cars in the world.
Prepare yourself for some charting Nirvana!
Electric car stock (BEV and PHEV) by country, 2005-16 (thousands) (source: IEA)
Electric cars (BEV and PHEV), new registrations by country, 2005-16 (thousands) (source: IEA)
Electric cars (battery electric and plug-in hybrid), market share by country, 2005-16 (source: IEA)
Publicly accessible charging stations (source: IEA)
According to the IEA, sales should reach 9-20 million by 2020 and 40-70 million by 2025.
Deployment scenarios for the stock of electric cars to 2030 (source: IEA)
More insights and comparisons can be found here: International Energy Agency: Global EV Outlook 2017 - Two million and counting