Sales of Total Chargeable Electric Vehicles

Source: ACEA (Electrically Chargeable Vehicle = Battery Electric Vehicles+Extended-Range Electric Vehicles+Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles+Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Last Updated: November 25, 2020

Based on a comparison of 39 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in sales of electric cars with 1,060 thousand followed by USA and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with 0.097 thousand, Latvia with 0.102 thousand and Lithuania with 0.162 thousand.

Total sales of electric cars reached 2,102 thousand in 2019 in the World according to ACEA. This is 5.78% more than in the previous year and 99.90000000000001% more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sales of electric cars reached an all time high of 2,102 thousand in 2019 and an all time low of 0.336 thousand in 2006. The average annual growth amounted to 65.0% since 2005.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 50.5 % of sales of electric cars in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 71.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 90.7% in 2019.

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Yearly Quarterly
Country Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Australia thousand ... ... ... ... ... ...     0.293 1.32 1.77 1.37 2.28    
Austria thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.654 1.72 2.79 5.07 7.15    
Belgium thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.500 2.05 3.84 8.96 14.3    
Brazil thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   0.167 0.061 0.087 0.173 0.316    
Bulgaria thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.001 0.002 0.021 0.013 0.106    
Canada thousand ... ... ... ... ... ...     3.12 5.07 6.96 11.6 16.7    
Chile thousand ... ... ... ... ... ...     0.005 0.017 0.036 0.031 0.133    
China thousand ... ... ... ...         15.3 73.2 207 336 579    
Czech Republic thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.037 0.197 0.298 0.200 0.307    
Denmark thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.650 1.62 5.30 2.06 1.34    
Estonia thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.149 0.340 0.034 0.035 0.043    
European Union thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 24.6 70.0 148 207 287    
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    
Greece thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0.059 0.067 0.032 0.199    
Hungary thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.010 0.039 0.130 0.343 1.19    
Iceland thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...  
India thousand ... ...             0.408 1.00 0.450 2.00 1.20    
Ireland thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.049 0.256 0.583 0.690 0.948    
Italy thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.864 1.42 2.34 2.83 4.83    
Japan thousand ... ... ... ...         28.9 32.3 24.7 24.7 54.1    
Latvia thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.004 0.194 0.035 0.043 0.056    
Lithuania thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0.009 0.037 0.064 0.052    
Netherlands thousand ... ... ...           22.4 14.8 44.4 22.8 11.1    
New Zealand thousand ... ... ...           0.036 0.319 0.494 1.50 3.47    
Norway thousand ... ...             7.88 19.8 33.8 44.9 62.3    
Poland thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.031 0.141 0.337 0.556 1.07    
Portugal thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.166 0.289 1.17 1.82 4.08    
Romania thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.004 0.007 0.024 0.074 0.188    
Slovakia thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.006 0.117 0.052 0.059 0.209    
Slovenia thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 0 0.198 0.456    
South Africa thousand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.034 0.015 0.241 0.377 0.195    
South Korea thousand ... ... ... ... ...       0.598 1.26 3.30 5.02 14.6    
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    
Thailand thousand ... ... ... ... ...       0.013 0.069 0.037 0.039 0.162    
United Kingdom thousand                 3.75 14.6 28.7 36.9 47.3    
USA thousand ... ... ... ... ...       96.7 119 114 160 198    
World thousand                 204 329 547 751 1,173