Which Country Sells the Most Electric Cars?

Sales Of Electric Cars (thousand), 2019 or latest
Automotive | June 22, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in sales of electric cars with 528 thousand followed by Germany and Norway. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with 0.097 thousand, Latvia with 0.102 thousand and Lithuania with 0.162 thousand.

Data for more countries are available at Sales of Total Chargeable Electric Vehicles indicator page.

Sales of Total Chargeable Electric Vehicles Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Austria thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.654 1.72 2.79 5.07 7.15
Belgium thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.500 2.05 3.84 8.96 14.3
China thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.3 73.2 207 336 528 ... ...
Denmark thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.650 1.62 5.30 2.06 1.34
Finland thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.050 0.445 0.658 1.43 3.06
France thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.78 12.5 22.9 29.2 36.8
Germany thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6.05 13.1 23.6 25.2 54.6
Italy thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.864 1.42 2.34 2.83 4.83
Netherlands thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 22.4 14.8 44.4 22.8 11.1
Norway thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.88 19.8 33.8 44.9 62.3
Portugal thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.166 0.289 1.17 1.82 4.08
Spain thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.811 1.41 2.25 3.65 7.48
Sweden thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.811 1.41 2.25 13.2 19.7
Switzerland thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.16 2.69 6.29 6.40 8.39
United Kingdom thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.75 14.6 28.7 36.9 47.3