Which cities drive electric?
Around half of the world’s electric vehicles are in just 25 cities. These metros are home to 1.4m of the world’s 3.1 million passenger EVs, and China leads the way with 11 of the top electric vehicle market cities, according to the International Council on Clean Transportation.
The top EV markets have on average about 24 times the available charging per capita as elsewhere, with charging infrastructure build-out the key growth driver of the electric vehicle market.
“Major cities like Beijing and Shanghai have implemented strong policies not found outside China, including large incentives and licensing and registration privileges for electric vehicles, to simultaneously tackle congestion and air quality,” the ICCT says in a new report.
“Nearly all global electric vehicles (98%) are in China, Europe, Japan, and the United States, which have regulations to ensure electric vehicle model availability, incentives to reduce vehicle price, infrastructure to ensure convenience, and campaigns to educate consumers.”