Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Globally number of electric cars on the roads has doubled in 2015 and reached 1.26 million

In 2014, only about half of today’s electric car stock existed, while in 2005, electric cars were measured in hundreds, according to new IEA report. 80% of the electric cars on road worldwide are located in the United States, China, Japan, the Netherlands and Norway. China is leading the global deployment of electric bus fleets, with more than 170 000 buses already circulating today.
Governmental support policies facilitated lower vehicle costs, extended  range and reduced consumer barriers in many countries. Battery costs have been cut by a factor four since 2008 to the level of about 250 USD/kWh and are set to go down further. Carmakers promise to increase significantly electric car ranges that will soon be exceeding 300 kilometres. 
The Paris Declaration on Electro-Mobility and Climate Change and Call to Action sets a global deployment target of 100 million electric cars  in 2030, what means 100 fold increase during next 15 years.  Read more at http://www.iea.org