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Which Country Sells the Most Electric Cars?

Sales Of Electric Cars (thousand), 2020 or latest
Automotive | April 22, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 42 countries in 2020, China ranked the highest in sales of electric cars with 1,060 thousand followed by Germany and USA. On the other end of the scale was Cyprus with 0.042 thousand, South Africa with 0.228 thousand and Bulgaria with 0.237 thousand.

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

Sales of Total Chargeable Electric Vehicles Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Belgium thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.05 3.84 8.96 14.3 13.4
Canada thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.07 6.96 11.6 16.7 44.2 ...
China thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 73.2 207 336 579 1,081 ...
Denmark thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.62 5.30 2.06 1.34 4.68
France thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12.5 22.9 29.2 36.8 45.6
Germany thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 13.1 23.6 25.2 54.6 67.7
Italy thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.42 2.34 2.83 4.83 9.73
Japan thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32.3 24.7 24.7 54.1 49.8 ...
Netherlands thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14.8 44.4 22.8 11.1 29.7
Norway thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 19.8 33.8 44.9 62.3 72.7
Spain thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.41 2.25 3.65 7.48 11.8
Sweden thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.41 2.25 13.2 19.7 28.3
Switzerland thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.69 6.29 6.40 8.39 9.52
USA thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 119 114 160 198 361 ...
United Kingdom thousand ... ... ... ... ... 14.6 28.7 36.9 47.3 59.9