Here's the TOP 18 Countries and their EV Growth
#18 Japan 1.10%
#17 Germany 1.90%
#16 Denmark 2.00%
#15 United States 2.10%
#14 France 2.11%
#13 Canada 2.16%
#12 Belgium 2.50%
Belgium may be a small country, but its home to over 11 million people. Unlike some of its neighboring countries which are adopting EV’s at a much higher rate, Belgium is slightly behind. The government ended its incentives in 2012, resulting in absolutely no financial incentives to buy these electric cars.
Despite that, in 2016 there were 4,368 electric cars on the road. In 2017 the number increased to 6,552 and further to 9,244 in 2018.
According to data collected, Belgium accounts for 2.50% of the worldwide market share.
#11 United Kingdom 2.53%
#10 Switzerland 2.55%
#9 Austria 2.60%
#8 China 4.20%
#7 Finland 4.20%
#6 Portugal 5.60%
#5 Andorra 5.60%
As of 2017, Andorra’s market share has reached 5.6%. For such a small country, that means they are buying electric cars like there’s no tomorrow!
The country also offers many incentives for current and future EV owners, including:
- Financial aid in purchasing an electric vehicles
- Authorizing to travel in bus lanes
- Free passage through the Tunnel d-Envalira
- Discounted charging
#4 Netherlands 6.50%
#3 Sweden 8.20%
#2 Iceland 19.00%
Who would-of thought Iceland would be NUMBER TWO on this list?
This island country has a very an impressive 19.00% market share. For a country with less than a 400K people, the they seem to be VERY friendly towards electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Per capita in 2017, the country had 2,990 plug-in vehicles registered, up 157% from previous year.
If you’re wondering how the country can have such a high jump in plug-in vehicle registrations, its because of the government. Tax incentives and HUGE savings (compared to buying gas and diesel cars) is what’s leading people towards the EV route.