EIA: global plug-in light vehicle sales increased by about 80% in 2015 to 565,668 units; China top market with 38%
Global plug-in light duty vehicle (PEV) sales increased by about 80% in 2015 to 565,668 units, according to figures compiled by Argonne National Laboratory and posted by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
PEV sales in the US declined by 3% to 115,262 units (20% global share); however, sales in China more than doubled to 214,283 units, surpassing all other countries in the number of PEVs sold.
|Global plug-in light vehicle sales, 2011-2015. Source: EIA; data compiled by Argonne National Laboratory. Click to enlarge.|
Western Europe as a whole had the second highest volume of PEV sales in 2015 and saw an increase of 80% over 2014.
Though Japan and Canada had lower sales of PEVs by volume, they both had significant increases in PEV sales from the previous year. These reported countries/regions account for about 95% of global PEV sales.
In 2011, global PEV sales were just 50,000 units.