Sunday, June 19, 2016

Markets Roundup May 2016

May 2016 Top 11 EV Markets

Country % BEV % PHEV
China 65 35
USA 52 48
Norway 56 44
UK 31 69
France 82 18
Japan 69 31
Germany 48 52
Sweden 31 69
Canada 50 50

World 58 42
As one can see, a lot has happened since this last overview, BEV's are losing share (-4%) on a global level, but it could have been worse, as it had the help of China, the largest EV market, where BEV's recovered ground (+4% share), but there were another two markets where all electric vehicles recovered significantly, with  BEV's recovering 6% share in Japan and 23%(!) in the Netherlands, although, in this last case, fiscal incentives had a lot to do with it.

But the overall trend is PHEV's conquering share, and the more blatant cases are Belgium, the new halo market for PHEV's, where plug-in hybrids won 18% share, and Sweden, Norway & Canada, where PHEV's did even better, conquering 23% share in just 11 months...

Even France, a BEV stronghold, plug-in hybrids won share, going from 16% to 18% share.


  1. I think PHEV's will increase the % share over the next years since people see them as the "natural" evolution, and brands and manufacturers are promoting PHEV's as the way to go. Bev's will slow down until governments realize it's not worth it to endanger public health with more disease and public spending due to cancers from ic combustion's emissions.

  2. AnonymousJune 23, 2016

    The Netherlands are cutting incentives for PHEV, because on the road these big heavy cars really weren't fuel efficiƫnt at all. Therefor the focus for incentives will go only to BEV + FCV.