Electric cars have supplanted diesel: the results of 2021

Electric cars have supplanted diesel: the results of 2021


The International Energy Agency (IEA) has summed up the sales of electrified vehicles for 2021. And at the same time shared forecasts for the future.

This is reported by RBC-Ukraine Auto with reference to the publication of the IEA agency

Thus, global sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids more than doubled last year – from 3.1 million to 6.6 million cars. Accordingly, their share in total sales increased from 4.1% in 2020 to 8.6% in 2021.

Global sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in 2010-2021

The progress is clear – over the past 10 years, the global market for electrified cars has grown more than 50 times and today there are about 16 million electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids driving on the roads, consuming a total of 30 TWh of electricity per year.

China is the top seller with 3.4 million electrified vehicles sold in 2021 (20% of total sales), more than the rest of the world. Of these, pure electric cars accounted for 2.34 million units.

The second largest market for electric vehicles and rechargeable hybrids was Europe – 2.3 million cars were sold, up 70%. and a market share of 17%. Although pure electric vehicles account for only half of this volume.

Nevertheless, in December the share of “socket” cars has already reached 21% and for the first time has become more than that of diesel cars. In Norway, the share of electrified models last year was 72%, in Sweden – 45%, in the Netherlands – 30%, in Germany – 25%, and in France and the UK – 15% each.

In the US, about 700,000 electrified cars were sold last year, of which 450,000 were electric cars. In all other regions of the world, only about 300 thousand pieces were sold in 2021.

Top 5 global sales of electric vehicles in 2021 (thousand units)

IEA experts predict that the growth in sales of electrified cars will soon slow down – due to a sharp rise in the cost of raw materials and rising prices for the cars themselves.

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