Chapter 4 chart Annual global electric vehicle sales

The number of electric vehicles sold worldwide increased from close to zero in 2010 to more than 0.5 million per year in 2015, with about half of these vehicles sold in Europe. Up to date the French/Japanese Renault-Nissan group is world leader in terms of electric vehicle sales, selling more than 70,000 vehicles in 2015. BYD from China and the Volkswagen from Europe are following closely, with about 60,000 sales per year.