According to IEA, the number of electric cars worldwide rose to over one million last year. 

By the end of 2015, there already were 1.26 million units of electric cars deployed worldwide - surely, one of the reasons for that was also the obvious surge in construction of the infrastructure for charging EV batteries.

Despite that, electric cars only have a 0.1% market share worldwide, representing more than 1% of the fleet in seven countries. Among the latter is also China, where the number of registered electric vehicles tripled last year. At 23%, Norway leads the way with the highest share of electric cars, followed by the Netherlands, at 10%. The other countries claiming the top seven positions are Sweden, Denmark, France, China and the United Kingdom. 

The infrastructure for EVs also surged last year, with total electric vehicle supply equipment rising from 820 000 in 2014 (and roughly 20 000 in 2010) to 1.45 million units. 

June 9, 2016 Driving photo: BMW

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