Global electric vehicle (EV) growth

5.6 million Electric vehicles in service worldwide at the end of 2018

64% Increase from 2017

 

2.2 million New EVs registered in 2018

75% Increase from 2017

 

China leads: 2.6 million EVs in service

United States No. 2: 1.1 million

Remaining top 10 countries (in order); Norway, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Canada: 1.4 million

 

Top 10 global manufacturers (number of EVs in service in 2018)

BYD (China): 517,230, up 72% from 2017

Tesla (U.S.): 500,390, up 88% from 2017

Nissan (Japan): 379,910, up 30% from 2017

BAIC Motor (China): 322,300, up 100% from 2017

BMW (Germany): 251,870, up 53% from 2017

General Motors (U.S.): 244,040, up 26% from 2017

Volkswagen (Germany): 236,360, up 29% from 2017

Mitsubishi (Japan): 198,880, up 23% from 2017

SAIC (China): 184,920, up 140% from 2017

Toyota (Japan): 170,940, up 35% from 2017

 

Tesla led 2018 growth: 233,760 global registrations

Chinese EV makers BYD, BAIC, SAIC combined 2018 growth: 484,540 global registrations

 

Top EV worldwide

In service in 2018: Nissan Leaf, 363,940

New registrations in 2018: Tesla Model 3, 146,310 (1st EV to break 100,000 mark in single-year registrations)

 

Source: Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Germany: https://www.zsw-bw.de/en.html