Electric vehicle index - leading countries worldwide 2019

China and the United States were the countries at the forefront of the transition to electric mobility in 2019. Meanwhile, Germany was the leading country for the technological development of electric vehicles.

Chinese market on the road to success

The E-mobility index uses three key indicators to compare the competitive positions of some of the leading automotive nations worldwide: technology, industry, and market. China was ranked as the leading country for market size, and customer demand is certainly high, with estimates suggesting around 2.3 million electric vehicles were in use across China in 2018.

France loses top spot

France led the E-mobility index for technology in 2018's ranking but seems to have fallen short of its aims to strengthen its position. The Renault Zoe was the only French representative in the list of leading electric cars in Europe in 2019. Great competition came from German manufacturers, with firms such as BMW, Audi, and Volkswagen investing more in electric mobility.

Leading countries in the field of electromobility according to the Electric Vehicle Index in 2019

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

only $59 / month *
in the first 12 months
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

November 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Technology: National subsidy programs and technological improvements implemented by domestic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Industry: Cumulative domestic production of BEVs and PHEVs; cumulative national component and system production.
Market: EV market size, based on current customer demand.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 / Month *
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Electric vehicles in Japan"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.