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Plug-in electric vehicle sales growth worldwide by manufacturer 2019

This statistic gives a breakdown of worldwide plug-in electric vehicle sales growth between 2018 and 2019, by manufacturer, according to data provided by EV-Volumes. Tesla's electric vehicle sales grew by almost 50 percent between 2018 and 2019.

Subsidizing electric vehicles

Many emerging clean technologies receive government subsidies in order to establish the foundations of economic sectors. Milestones in electric vehicle technologies could only be met through well-funded research. The Chinese government has been particularly interested in developing electric vehicles. In China, electric vehicles are seen as the modern and superior technology compared to combustion energies. State-owned manufacturers are behind some of the most popular plug-in battery models. Companies have also been able to receive subsidies from the Chinese government amounting to tens of billions of U.S. dollars since 2009. The subsidies have allowed companies to sell new vehicles cheaper. The Chinese government may extend electric car subsidies beyond 2020 because a suspension will likely sap consumer spending. That said, competition should increase efficiency and spark further developments.

Global plug-in electric vehicle sales growth between 2018 and 2019, by major manufacturer

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Supplementary notes

The figures refer to plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles.

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