02 Apr '14, 12am

Number of electric vehicles doubling every year

Number of electric vehicles doubling every year

Percentage-wise, 400,000 vehicles in the global fleet of cars is a small, small number. If 2011 estimates of a billion cars worldwide is accurate, 400,000 is basically a rounding error. Still, since those 400,000 are electric vehicles, it's a number worth celebrating. The top three EV markets are the US, Japan and China. The Zentrums für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (which roughly translates as the Center for Solar and Hydrogen Energy Research in Baden-Württemberg, known as ZSW) has put together some numbers for the state of the EV fleet as the end of 2013 and finds it to be over 400,000. ZSW lists the top three EV markets as the US (174,000 vehicles), Japan (68,000) and China (45,000). There are almost 30,000 EVs in Holland and 17,500 in Germany. If we look at the company-specific totals (as seen in the graph above), the clear winner is Nissa...

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