Whereas the expansion in gross sales is encouraging, Australia lags behind the world within the uptake of electrical autos which accounted for four.2 per cent of all passenger automobile gross sales globally in 2020, a rise of just about 100 per cent on 2019.
Main the best way are Norway, Iceland and Sweden the place electrical autos accounted for 74.eight per cent, 45 per cent and 32.three per cent respectively in 2020, in line with a report by the World Financial Discussion board.
In 2019, simply eight nations reported an uptake of electrical autos better than 5 per cent market share. That quantity not solely grew to 13 in 2020, however every of these 13 nations reported a market share of over 10 per cent. Main the expansion is Germany, which reported 394,943 plug-in electrical autos bought, a rise of 263 per cent on 2019.
Regardless of Germany’s sturdy development, China stays the clear world chief when it comes to uncooked numbers, with gross sales of over 1.2 million electrical passenger vehicles in 2020 – a rise of 15 per cent on 2019. The US market share grew by four per cent; People snapped up 328,000 electrical vehicles in 2020. It stays the third-largest market globally when it comes to outright numbers, trailing solely China and Germany.