Huge global disparities in electric car ownership - study
According to a study done by Munich Mobility Show, there are still very few electric vehicles on the roads in countries like Russia, South America and Africa, considering that Europe and China are the major people dominating the world electric car market.
As per a study, Europe more the first time has sold more electric vehicles than China in 2020, and together they are home to more than 70% of the 9.9 million electric vehicles sold till date.
As per the Munich Mobility Show, which will be held in September this year, found that through 2020 China had 4.2 electric vehicles on the road, Europe had 3.2 million and the United States had 1.7 million.
New electric vehicle sales rose in all major markets in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic, except for the U.S. market where sales fell 6%.
According to the figures, 80% of vehicles sold in China and 79% in the United States were battery electric models, whereas only 54% sold in Europe were battery electric models, as Europe is more reliant on sales of plug-in hybrids. For the future, the plug-ins seem to have an uncertain future in the EU, as policymakers are looking for regulations that would make them uneconomical for carmakers to produce.
One more thing the study revealed is that Norway, having a population of 5 million, has ahd 433,609 electric cars sold till now, and new sales of more than 105,000 units in 2020. On the contrary Russia, having a population of 145 million, sold only 1,760 electric vehicles in 2020.
Cumulative electric car registrations through 2020 in South America, a continent with a population of more than 420 million, were below 18,000.
And the only registrations in Africa, a continent that is home to 1.2 billion people, were exclusively in South Africa and totaled just 1,509 cars through 2020.