Research reveals which countries have the most electric cars

Research reveals which countries have the most electric cars

Norway has been credited as leading the electric car revolution in new research which shows the Scandinavian country to be claiming the highest market share of battery-electric vehicles during 2019.

As the effects of the Climate Emergency become more apparent and accepted, an increasing number of drivers are reportedly foregoing the pump and topping up with the plug.

eCo2 Greetings, manufacturers of the world’s greenest Christmas cards, has broken down the top 10 nations for the highest levels of ownership of electric cars, including the most popular models, up to the midway point of 2019.

Despite China and the USA leading the market for units sold, Norway has the highest BEV market share of all new cars sold, with 45%. This is five-times that of the Netherlands, which has the second-highest market share with 8.9%.

The Top 10 European Countries for Battery-Electric Car Sales (based on market share BEVs have of all new cars sold through June 2019) were:

  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Iceland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Portugal
  • Austria
  • Ireland
  • Denmark

The Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe were all credited as being popular choices of electric cars for the top countries mentioned in the research, with the Tesla coming out on top overall.

To see a full infographic and article on the latest battery-electric vehicle market share in Europe through 2019, click here.

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