Which Country Loves Electric Cars the Most?

Electric vehicles (%), 2019
Automotive | November 12, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 39 countries in 2019, Norway ranked the highest in Electric vehicles with 55.9% followed by Iceland and Netherlands. On the other end of the scale was South Africa with 0.064%, India with 0.070% and Brazil with 0.084%.

Average Electric vehicles reached 3.27% in 2019 in the World. This is 11.7 % more than in the previous year and 99.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Electric vehicles reached an all time high of 3.27% in 2019 and an all time low of < 0.001% in 2006. The average annual growth amounted to 61.0 % since 2005.

Data for more countries are available at Total Chargeable Electric Vehicles (As % of New Cars Sold) indicator page.

Total Chargeable Electric Vehicles (As % of New Cars Sold) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Austria % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.205% 0.566% 0.903% 1.54% 2.02%
Belgium % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.103% 0.424% 0.766% 1.67% 2.62%
Canada % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.413% 0.666% 0.977% 1.75% 2.61%
China % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.086% 0.371% 0.978% 1.38% 2.34%
Denmark % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.357% 0.855% 2.55% 0.861% 0.605%
Finland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.048% 0.419% 0.605% 1.20% 2.54%
Iceland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ireland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.066% 0.266% 0.467% 0.471% 0.722%
Netherlands % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.38% 3.82% 9.89% 5.99% 2.67%
New Zealand % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.044% 0.354% 0.520% 1.47% 3.22%
Norway % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.54% 13.7% 22.4% 29.0% 39.3%
Portugal % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.157% 0.202% 0.653% 0.890% 1.84%
Sweden % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.301% 0.462% 0.651% 0.981% 1.97%
Switzerland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.375% 0.890% 1.94% 2.02% 2.69%
USA % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.27% 1.54% 1.51% 2.32% 3.26%