Electric vehicle capitals
In March, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) published a report titled “Electric Vehicle Capitals of the World – Demonstrating the Path to Electric Drive” assessing major cities around the world with high electric vehicle uptake and summarising their policies, charging infrastructure, and consumer awareness activities in place to help develop the electric vehicle market in those cities. The report also includes a comparison of vehicle life-cycle emissions data.
The top markets by electric vehicle share of new passenger vehicles are Oslo (27%), Utrecht (15%), Shanghai (11%), Shenzhen (10%), Amsterdam (10%), and San Jose (9.4%). In terms of total volume, the highest annual sales markets are Shanghai, Los Angeles, and Beijing, which recorded between 18,000 and 42,000 new electric vehicle registrations in 2015.
Source: AECC Newsletter, March 2017