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50+ Amazing Electric Vehicle Stats (2022)

by Josh Howarth
August 16, 2022

The electric vehicles (EV) industry is growing year-over-year at an ever-increasing rate.

And consumer interest is far from peaking.

Here’s a closer look at 50+ interesting electric vehicle statistics.

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Top EV Industry Statistics

Here are a few intriguing stats to kick things off:

  • The EV industry is valued at over $250 billion
  • There are in excess of 10 million EVs on the road
  • Over 6 million plug-in EVs are sold per year
  • Norway leads the way for proportion of new EV registrations
  • China have over 8x more publicly available EVSE chargers than any other nation 

Keep reading to discover 50+ EV industry stats.

EV Industry Size

The global EV industry is worth over $250 billion (FortuneBuniessInsights)

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The electric vehicle industry is currently valued at $287.36 billion.

That’s an increase of around $40 billion from 2020’s valuation of $246.7 billion.

This figure is set to significantly grow in the coming years, reaching over $1.3 trillion in 2028. At a CAGR of 24.3%.

There are over 10 million electric vehicles on the road (IEA)

Global use of electric vehicles has taken off in recent years.

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In 2012, there were fewer than 200,000 electric vehicles in use across the world.

By 2017, this figure grew to over 3 million. And according to the latest data, over 10 million electrical vehicles are in use around the globe.

Both battery electric vehicles (406x increase) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (8304x increase) have grown dramatically since 2010.

Here is a breakdown of the type of electric vehicles in use over the past decade:

Year Battery Electric Vehicles Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Total Electric Vehicles Annual Increase
2010 16,875 403 90 17,368 -
2011 55,209 9,457 128 64,794 ↑ 47,426
2012 114,303 70,050 158 184,511 ↑ 119,717
2013 225,365 161,756 187 387,308 ↑ 202,797
2014 407,088 296,039 275 703,402 ↑ 316,094
2015 728,217 516,731 936 1,245,884 ↑ 542,482
2016 1,184,735 807,700 3,235 1,995,670 ↑ 749,786
2017 1,930,245 1,207,513 6,600 3,144,358 ↑ 1,148,688
2018 3,257,976 1,835,762 12,603 5,106,341 ↑ 1,961,983
2019 4,760,961 2,361,863 22,853 7,145,677 ↑ 2,039,336
2020 6,850,327 3,346,713 31,225 10,228,265 ↑ 3,082,588

Worldwide battery-electric vehicle sales have grown by around 7x since 2016 (Frost)

Last year, battery-electric vehicle sales hit 3.5 million worldwide.

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Here are global annual battery-electric vehicle sale figures from 2016 through 2021:

Year Sales Percentage Increase Over Previous Year
2016 0.51 million -
2017 0.87 million ↑ 70.59%
2018 1.46 million ↑ 67.82%
2019 1.68 million ↑ 15.07%
2020 2.22 million ↑ 32.14%
2021 3.5 million ↑ 57.66%

6.7 million plug-in electric vehicles are sold each year (IEA)

The global plug-in electric vehicle market has seen similar growth to the battery-electric vehicle market. However, figures are notably higher.

In 2021, over 6 million plug-in electric vehicles were sold across the globe - more than double 2020’s total.

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China alone was responsible for 3.4 million plug-in electric vehicle registrations. While Europe saw 2.3 million registrations.

Here are figures for the last six years of plug-in EV sales:

Year Sales Percentage Increase Over Previous Year Global Market Share
2016 0.9 million - 0.89%
2017 1.3 million ↑ 44.45% 1.36%
2018 2.2 million ↑ 69.23% 2.30%
2019 2.2 million - 0% 2.49%
2020 3.1 million ↑ 40.91% 4.11%
2021 6.7 million ↑ 116.13% 8.57%

And here are those sales figures by region:

Year China Europe United States Other Total Sales
2016 0.4 million 0.2 million 0.2 million 0.1 million 0.9 million
2017 0.7 million 0.3 million 0.2 million 0.1 million 1.3 million
2018 1.2 million 0.4 million 0.4 million 0.2 million 2.2 million
2019 1.1 million 0.6 million 0.3 million 0.2 million 2.2 million
2020 1.2 million 1.4 million 0.3 million 0.2 million 3.1 million
2021 3.4 million 2.3 million 0.7 million 0.3 million 6.7 million

EV Market Stats

Chinese plug-in electric vehicle registration increased by over 2.5x in 2021 (EV-Volumes.com)

The three major markets for EVs each experienced significant growth between 2020 and 2021.

Europe’s plug-in EV registration increased by two-thirds (66%).

Meanwhile, North America’s plug-in EV registration almost doubled (96% increase) in that same time period.

The largest year-over-year change in plug-in EV registration was China with an increase of 155%.

Norway has the highest proportion (over half) of new electric vehicle registrations worldwide (PwC)

As of 2021, Norway was the leading country for the proportion of EVs in new vehicle registrations.

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Approximately 4 in 5 new vehicles registered in Norway in 2021 were EVs.

Broken down, 57.3% of new vehicle registrations were for battery electric vehicles. While 25.4% of registrations were for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Here’s how Norway compares to other nations:

Country Battery electric vehicles Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles Proportion of EVs in new vehicles registrations
Norway 57.3% 25.4% 82.7%
Germany 10.7% 11.8% 22.5%
Netherlands 10.7% 9.7% 20.4%
China 9.8% 2.1% 11.9%
South Korea 3.5% 1.1% 4.6%
United States 2.2% 0.9% 3.1%

EV Technology Statistics

Publically available EVSE chargers increased in volume by over 1,000x during the last decade (IEA)

The number of publicly available electric vehicle fast chargers (EVSEs) shot up in the 2010s.

In 2010, there were an estimated 310 EVSEs. By 2015, this number had crept up to over 25,000.

In the space of two years, the total increased by around 4x to approximately 109,350 in 2017.

As of 2020, there were an estimated 385,680 EVSEs worldwide.

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Here is a full breakdown of the EVSE figures between 2010 and 2020:

Year Publicly Available EVSEs Percentage Increase Over Previous Year
2010 310 -
2011 870 ↑ 180.65%
2012 1,860 ↑ 113.79%
2013 4,000 ↑ 115.05%
2014 15,000 ↑ 275%
2015 27,600 ↑ 84%
2016 75,440 ↑ 173.33%
2017 109,350 ↑ 44.95%
2018 145,460 ↑ 33.02%
2019 269,490 ↑ 85.27%
2020 385,680 ↑ 43.11%

China have over 8x more publicly available EVSE chargers than any other country (IEA)

Unsurprisingly, China is the leading nation when it comes to publicly available EVSEs.

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As of 2020, China had 807,000 EVSE chargers - 498,000 slow and 309,000 fast.

This total is more than the rest of the top 13 nations put together (approximately 440,000)

By region, eight of those countries are in Europe, three are in North America, and two are in Asia.

Here’s a detailed look at the countries with the most publicly available ESVEs as of 2020:

Rank Country Slow ESVEs Fast ESVEs Total ESVEs
#1 China 498,000 309,000 807,000
#2 US 82,263 16,718 98,981
#3 Netherlands 63,586 2,047 65,633
#4 South Korea 54,383 9,805 64,188
#5 France 42,000 4,045 46,045
#6 Germany 37,213 7,456 44,669
#7 United Kingdom 27,222 6,248 33,470
#8 Japan 21,916 7,939 29,855
#9 Norway 11,677 5,299 16,976
#10 Italy 12,150 1,231 13,381
#11 Canada 10,936 2,258 13,194
#12 Sweden 8,804 1,608 10,412
#13 Spain 8,006 2,120 10,126

Electric Vehicles can now travel over 400 miles at a time (MSN)

As demand for EVs increases, so does the performance and mileage capabilities of the vehicles.

In 2021, nine different EV models were able to drive 300 miles+ without needing to recharge.

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Eight of the top 10 cars by EV range released in 2021 were produced by different manufacturers.

Three of the top five were produced by Tesla. But each of the top three models belonged to a different company:

Rank Manufacturer Model Range
#1 Tesla Model S Long Range 412 miles
#2 Ford Mustang Mach-E 379 miles
#3 BMW iX 373 miles
#4 Tesla Model 3 360 miles
#5 Tesla Model X Plaid 340 miles
#6 VW ID.3 336 miles
#7 Skoda Enyaq iV 333 miles
#8 Porsche Taycan 301 miles
#9 Hyundai Kona Electric 300 miles
#10 Audi E-Tron GT 296 miles

EV Manufacturer Stats

No EV manufacturer has a market share of over 15% (EV-Volumes.com)

The EV market is split among several manufacturers - 11 different companies claimed at least 3% of the market as of H1 2021.

In total, these 11 manufacturers make up just under three-quarters of the overall EV market.

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Tesla has the largest market share (14.55%), followed by VW Group (12.52%). Together, the two manufacturing giants account for over one-quarter of the market.

These are the top 11 manufacturers by EV market share as of H1 2021:

  • #1 - Tesla - 14.55%
  • #2 - VW Group - 12.52%
  • #3 - GM - 8.55%
  • #4 - Stellantis - 6.45%
  • #5 - BMW Group - 5.79%
  • #6 - BYD - 5.75%
  • #7 - Hyundai Motor - 4.97%
  • #8 - Daimler AG - 4.82%
  • #9 - Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance - 4.79%
  • #10 - Geely-Volvo Car Group - 3.77%
  • #11 - SAIC - 3.57%

Tesla sold almost 40% more than any other EV manufacturer in 2021 (CleanTechnica)

In 2021, it is estimated that Tesla sold almost 1 million plug-in electric cars worldwide. No other manufacturer came close to that figure.

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The manufacturer who sold the second-most - BYD - sold around 340 million fewer units than Tesla.

These were the only two manufacturers to surpass the 500 million mark. A further three surpassed 250 million sales.

These are the estimated figures for 2021 plug-in EV sales:

  • #1 - Tesla - 936 million
  • #2 - BYD - 594 million
  • #3 - SAIC / GM / Wuling - 456 million
  • #4 - Volkswagen - 320 million
  • #5 - BMW - 276 million
  • #6 - Mercedes - 228 million
  • #7 - SAIC - 227 million
  • #8 - Volvo - 189 million
  • #9 - Audi - 171 million
  • #10 - Hyundai - 159 million

Tesla’s revenue increased by a company-record $22 billion in 2021 (Tesla)

As the most prominent name in EV manufacturing, it’s not surprising to discover Tesla is rapidly increasing yearly turnover.

Back in 2008, Tesla reported annual revenue of $15 million.

This figure rose year-over-year, surpassing the $1 billion mark in 2013.

By 2017, Tesla had an annual turnover of more than $10 billion.

And by 2020, this figure had tripled to over $30 billion.

Last year, Tesla’s revenue increased by approximately 70.67% to almost $54 billion.

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Here’s the full breakdown of Tesla’s annual revenue since 2008:

Year Annual Turnover Percentage Increase Over Previous Year
2008 15 million -
2009 112 million ↑ 646.67%
2010 117 million ↑ 4.46%
2011 204 million ↑ 74.36%
2012 413 million ↑ 102.45%
2013 2.014 billion ↑ 387.65%
2014 3.198 billion ↑ 58.79%
2015 4.046 billion ↑ 26.52%
2016 7 billion ↑ 73.01%
2017 11.759 billion ↑ 67.99%
2018 21.461 billion ↑ 82.51%
2019 24.578 billion ↑ 14.52%
2020 31.536 billion ↑ 28.31%
2021 53.825 billion ↑ 70.67%

EV Industry Forecast

Global EV revenue is projected to reach $1.047 trillion by 2026 (Mordor Intelligence)

In 2020, the worldwide EV market revenue was $260.63 billion.

Growing demand and improving technology mean that the EV market is set to grow 4x by 2026.

By 2026, global annual revenue is likely to exceed $1 trillion at an estimated figure of $1.047 trillion.

The average range of an EV is expected to increase by 140 km by 2030 (VDA)

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As of 2020, the average range of an EV is approximately 300 km.

With improving technology, this is expected to leap to 380 km by 2025.

And average out at 440 km by 2030 - a 10-year increase of 46.67%

The number of electric passenger vehicles is set to quadruple by 2025 (BloombergNEF)

As of last year, there were an estimated 12 billion electric passenger vehicles worldwide - accounting for around 1% of the global feet.

By 2025, it is forecast that this figure will more than quadruple - reaching 54 billion.

Over half of all EVs are predicted to be manufactured in Asia in 2027 (IHS Markit)

It is projected that in 2027, China will maintain its position as the number 1 worldwide producer of electric vehicles with a share of 43.8%.

Japan and South Korea are expected to produce 11.6% of the world’s EVs in 2027 - taking Asia’s total to over half.

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Europe is estimated to account for just under a third (29.2%). And North America prevised to manufacture a little over 1 in 10 EVs (11.6%).

These four regions total 96.2% of the estimated figures.

By 2050, EVs will account for 4 in 5 car sales (Morgan Stanley)

EVs are fast becoming the vehicle of choice for consumers. And that is evident in these projections:

In less than a decade (2030), over a quarter (26%) of worldwide new vehicle acquisitions will be for EVs.

By 2040, this figure is predicted to shoot up to 72.2%.

And by 2050, non-electric vehicle purchases will be rare as 81.5% of sales will be for EVs.

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Conclusion

That concludes our deep dive into the current state of the EV market.

It's obvious that the EV industry is only heading in one direction (up).

So the pertinent question is not “Are EVs the future of the automotive industry?”. Rather, “How quickly will EVs dominate the automotive industry?”.

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