Sales of electric cars reached 38.9 thousand in 2019 in Japan, according to ACEA. This is 21.8 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, sales of electric cars in Japan reached an all time high of 54.1 thousand in 2017 and an all time low of 1.08 thousand in 2009. When compared to Japan's main peers, sales of electric cars in China amounted to 1,060 thousand, 31.9 thousand in South Korea and 327 thousand in USA in 2019.
Japan has been ranked 12th within the group of 41 countries we follow in terms of sales of electric cars, 10 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.