The number of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids on the road worldwide could reach 145 million by 2030. While this is a low estimate, it is nearly 15 times more than today.
If this target of 145 million electric vehicles (excluding two-wheelers) is reached, it will represent 7% of the global vehicle fleet, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).The current number of electrified vehicles (100% electric or plug-in hybrids) is estimated at just over 10 million, nearly half of which are being driven in China.
In 2020, a record number of electric cars were sold, about 3 million, and this is just the beginning, as every year this score is likely to be smashed. By all projections, the sales momentum is expected to be the same in China, Europe and even the US.
The estimated figure of 145 million electric vehicles on the road in 2030 is actually quite low, with some projections calling for more than 200 million on the road within 10 years. According to the IEA, it will all depend on the willingness of various governments to help individuals and businesses purchase such vehicles as well as set up infrastructure to easily and conveniently charge them.