First global ranking on the development of e-mobility

In order to achieve the goal of making the mobility industry climate-neutral by 2050, more and more electric cars are being brought onto the market worldwide. IAA MOBILITY has now presented the first global ranking on the development of e-mobility.


According to the evaluation already 10 million e-cars are in operation worldwide. In absolute numbers, 4,2 million e-cars drive in China, 3,2 million in Europe (including the members of the European Free Trade Association EFTA and Great Britain) and 1,7 million in the U.S.


If e-cars are counted per 1,000 inhabitants, Europe is ahead of China. Statistically there are 6,1 electrified vehicles per thousand inhabitants in Europe. Within the EU it is conspicuous that Northern and Central Europe account for a relatively large number of e-vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants, whereas in Southern and Eastern Europe the number of e-vehicles is still low. The U.S. follows with 5,2 electrified vehicles per thousand inhabitants and China with 3,0. The world leader is Norway with 81,0 electrified vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants, followed by Iceland (36,8) and Sweden (20,6).


In terms of absolute numbers of new registrations in 2020, China also leads the way with 1,25 million vehicles (2019: 1,09 million). Germany ranks second worldwide with 394,943 new registrations (2019: 108,839) and thus forms the European lead market. With 302,929 registered e-cars, the U.S. ranks third in 2020 (2019: 321.702). Numbers also increased significantly in France with 185,785 (2019: 61,434) and in the UK with 177,022 (2019: 72,993) new registrations. If the new registrations of all European member states including EFTA and the UK are added together, the figure comes to 1,37 new registrations in 2020. Thereby, Europe is ahead of China in terms of new registrations for the first time.


All in all, there is a significant gain of electrified vehicles in the European markets in 2020, whereas growth has slowed down in China and the U.S. Nevertheless, the overall growing market for e-vehicles will make a decisive contribution with regard to achieving climate neutrality till 2050.


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