During the past 2022, we shared in our news that the electric car and motorcycle markets are growing and people’s interest is increasing day by day. Today, “How many electric cars were sold all over the world in 2022?” The answer to the question emerged.
How many electric cars were sold worldwide in 2022?
A few days ago, we shared that the electric car market share in Turkey has grown by 168 percent. Today, it has been announced that the global market averages are 68 percent. Of course, let us state that although Turkey is ahead of many countries in terms of rate, it lags behind in terms of numbers.
Let’s see, “How many electric cars were sold all over the world in 2022?” to the answer to the question. According to the news shared by the Wall Street Journal, nearly 7.8 million electric cars were sold in 2022.
This number alone may not mean anything. However, it accounts for exactly 10 percent of the global market. In other words, 1 out of every 10 cars sold in the world is electric. This rate represents an increase when compared to a few years ago when Tesla shined.
It means that the electric transformation, which automotive companies plan to complete by 2030-2035, has been pushed forward a few years thanks to the intense interest of people. Of course, the main reason for the increase in the numbers is the rise in the European and Asian markets.
For example, BYD Auto, which many people heard for the first time, surpassed Tesla in the second quarter in 2022 and became the world’s top electric car seller. The majority of these sales were made in markets mainly in China and Asia.
Of course, there is great interest in Europe as well. Although the market share of electric cars in the rest of the infrastructure transformation countries such as Greece is 2.35 percent, it is 12 percent in France, 13.37 percent in the UK, 19.26 percent in the Netherlands and 79 percent in Norway.
In northern countries such as Norway, there are factors such as population, economic purchasing power, infrastructure and renewable energy use of up to 98 percent (96 percent hydroelectric, 2 percent wind and thermal systems), that is, electricity being cheaper than oil compared to oil, so to speak. .
But this is not the case only in Europe. As we mentioned above, a significant change is underway in the Asian market as well. Volkswagen China market manager Ralf Brandstätter said that if the electric vehicle market continues to grow with the current momentum in the next few years, sales of vehicles with internal combustion engines will decrease until they are zero.
So much so that 1 out of every 4 cars sold in China in 2022 is electric or hybrid, and this rate has increased to 1 out of every 3 cars in 2023. Between 2025 and 2030, hybrid models will be replaced by their all-electric successors.
If we look at the regional markets, not the global ones; Electric cars accounted for 11 percent of vehicles sold in Europe this year. In China, this rate rises to 19 percent. Of course, when hybrid models are involved, the European market share rises to 20.3 percent.
The USA, which assumed the leadership of both production and sales of the market until a few years ago, fell behind with the participation of European and Chinese electric cars in the competition. In 2022, 807 thousand 180 fully electric cars were sold in the USA.
This means that fully electric cars, which had a market share of 3.2 percent in 2021, increased to 5.8 percent. Of course, Tesla is still the most active player among the major brands, both in the US and in the global market.
But thanks to the late but rapid adaptation of brands such as BMW and Mercedes, 1 out of every 4 cars produced in Germany in 2022 will be electric. As an effect of this, in December 2022, more electric than internal combustion models were sold across the country.
Of course, another interesting detail in these data was the effect of the Ukraine-Russia war. Because of its effect on the global economy, rising energy costs, supply and chip crises, there was an 8 percent decrease in 0 car sales in the USA and 7 percent in Europe.
However, the 4% growth in the Chinese market somewhat subsidized it. For this reason, it is stated that there is a 1% shrinkage in the global market and 80.6 million cars are sold in total. Despite this, the growth in the electric car attracted attention.
For example, BMW sales chief Pieter Nota said that last year the company’s production decreased by 5 percent, but its electric production almost doubled. He also stated that they are sure that this rise will continue in 2023, because even though it is the first quarter of the year, there has been a rain of orders.
Similarly, Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automaker, announced that they produced 8.3 million cars in 2022, a decrease of 7 percent. However, despite this, the production of electric cars increased by 26 percent and reached 572 thousand 100 units.
Finally, it should be noted that this interest is not only in automobiles. In 2022, 10 million 500 thousand electric motorcycles were sold worldwide. The interest shown in these vehicles, which can contain limited batteries and therefore the range is a little more prominent, supports that by 2025, 1 out of every 2 cars sold will be electric or hybrid.
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