According to the latest report from the International energy Agency (IEA), Global EV Outlook, the number of electric vehicles on the roads worldwide grew to 2 million in 2016, after there has been significant growth in 2015.
China remained in 2016 the largest market, which accounts for over 40% sold in the world of electric vehicles. With more than 200 million electric two-wheelers and more than 300,000 electric buses China is the world leader in the electrification of transport. China, USA and Europe were the three main markets, which accounted for more than 90% of all sold worldwide electric vehicles.
The spread of electric vehicles in some markets. In Norway the share of electric cars last year, compared with 29 % market share, the highest in the world, followed by the Netherlands with 6.4% and Sweden at 3.4 %. The transition of the electric car market from early deployment to a massive expansion is expected to take place in the next decade. Estimates based on recent statements by automakers, by 2020 the world’s roads may receive from 9 to 20 million EVS and by 2025 that number could grow to 40-70 million units.
In large cities tend to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles, as this will have a positive impact on the level of air pollution. In Paris, for example, running a network of points of hire and charge electric vehicles in the framework of the Autolib. London, in turn, encourages the use of electric vehicles cancellation of payment for their entry into the Central part of the city.
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