Despite the health crisis and in contrast to the “classic” automotive sector, the attraction for electric vehicles continues to grow!
The figures speak for themselves (from the IEA = International Energy Agency).
Some data about 2020 and projections for 2030
Indeed, 4.6% of cars sold worldwide in 2020 were electric (full electric or plug in hybrid) and the threshold of 10 million electric vehicles in circulation has been reached.
New registrations of vehicles of this type have also increased by 41% worldwide, while at the same time the Covid-19 crisis has caused the total number of cars sold to fall by 16%.
The IEA has also drawn up scenarios concerning the evolution of the number of electric vehicles worldwide by 2030:
- “Stated policies” scenario (with constant policy): 7% of the rolling stock will be electrified (cars, buses and trucks), ie 145 million vehicles for an estimated consumption of 525 TWh
- “Sustainable development” scenario: 12% of the rolling stock will be electrified (cars, buses and trucks), ie 230 million vehicles for an estimated consumption of 860 TWh
As an indication, in 2020, global electricity consumption linked to the use of electric vehicles amounted to 80 TWh, which represents approximately the annual Belgian electricity consumption.
Put into perspective with 2018
To put these numbers into perspective, it is important to note that in 2018:
– world electricity consumption was 22,315 TWh, which would mean that scenario 2 would imply an increase in world electricity consumption of + – 3%.
– the number of vehicles in circulation was 1.4 billion with a still minority share of electric vehicles.
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