China Accounts for around Half of the Planet’s Clean Energy Cars


Figures from China’s peak body for the automobile industry indicates that the country is currently host to around half of the clean energy vehicles on the planet.

As of the end of May 2021 China was home to approximately 5.8 million clean energy cars, accounting for around 50% of the global total, according to figures released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

During the period from January to May China saw clean energy vehicle production of approximately 967,000 units and clean energy vehicle sales of around 950,000 units, for a 2.2 fold YoY increase, and a market penetration rate of 8.7%.

CAAM said that while the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a 2% decline in the production and sales figures for clean energy vehicles in 2020, China’s clean energy car production rose to a record high of 32.5% of the global total that year.

As of the end of April China was host to 65,000 electric vehicle recharge stations.