18 Plug-in Friendly Countries by Market Share
# 18 UNITED STATES 2.1% (2019 *)
# 17 Canada 3.0% (2019 *)
# 16 BELGIUM 3.2% (2019 *)
Belgium can be a small country, but home up to 11 million people. Unlike some neighboring countries that take EV on a much higher rate, Belgium is a bit behind (at the moment). The government has completed its incentives in 2012, resulting in no financial incentives to buy these electric vehicles.
Despite this, in 2016 there were 4,368 electric vehicles on the road. In 2017, the number increased to 6,552 and further to 9 244 in 2018.
According to the data collected, Belgium is 2.50% of the market share.
In 2019, the market share jumped 0.7% to 3.2%. While the number of 2020 is not in the fact that many other countries that saw an exponential growth between 2019. An 2020, Belgium could already exceed 10% in 2020.
# 15 china 5.4%
# 14 Switzerland 5.5% (2019 *)
# 13 Ireland 7.4%
# 12 Austria 9.5%
# 11 UNITED KINGDOM 10.7%
# 10 France 11.2%
France right behind Portugal when it comes to plug-in sales in 2020. France managed to have 11.2% of all car sales for connected vehicles. If you think it is small for a rather populated country, maybe. However, comparing the number until 2019 by 2.8%, it is a significant jump.
I have no doubt, by the end of 2021, France hacks 15% of market shares.
# 9 PORTUGAL 11.6%
# 8 germany 13.5%
# 7 Hong Kong 14.0%
# 6 DENMARK 16.4%
# 5 Finland 18.1%
# 4 NETHERLANDS 24.6%
# 3 sweden 32.2%
# 2 Iceland 55.0%
Who did I think Iceland would have a number two on this list?
This island country has a very impressive market share of 55.00% (as of 2020). For the country with smaller people less than 400K, they are considered electrical and plug by hybrid cars extremely good. In 2017, there were 2990 registered vehicles in the country, 157% of the previous year.
If you are interested in how the country may have such a high jump in the vehicle registration plugin, it is due to the government.
Tax benefits and huge savings (compared with the purchase of gas and diesel cars) - this is what people lead to the EV route.
# 1 Norway 74.7%
MOST IMPROVED AND LEAST IMPROVED COUNTRIES
Of the entire list of countries listed above, a country that improves most of all in 2019 to 2020 was Iceland by + 22.4%. The second second place was Sweden by + 20.8%, and the number three were Norway by 18.8%.
The least improved countries seemed China on a small + 0.5%. While numbers look small, China's country still has the largest stock of passenger car plugins in the world of more than 4.5 million.