Electric vehicles have record year: 2 million cars in 2016 (IEA)

07 / JUN / 2017
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International Energy Agency

The number of electric cars on the roads around the world rose to 2 million in 2016, following a year of strong growth in 2015, according to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook.

Electric vehicles have record year: 2 million cars in 2016 (IEA)

China remained the largest market in 2016, accounting for more than 40% of the electric cars sold in the world. But still, electric vehicles only made up 0.2% of total passenger light-duty vehicles in circulation in 2016. They have a long way to go before reaching numbers capable of making a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. In order to limit temperature increases to below 2°C by the end of the century, the number of electric cars will need to reach 600 million by 2040, according to IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives.

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