The African continent still faces several challenges to implementing electric mobility.
It is well known that electric vehicle (EV) sales have increased virtually everywhere in the world in recent years. Despite the global automotive market contracting due to the pandemic, electric vehicle sales more than doubled in 2021, accounting for 9% of the global market with 6.6 million units sold.
Take a look at some data on the rise of EV sales worldwide:
- In 2021, China sold more electric vehicles than the rest of the world combined in 2020;
- In Europe, although there was an almost 70% increase in EV sales in 2021 (2.3 million vehicles sold), the total sales number was 25% lower than in 2019, as the European car market was still recovering from the pandemic;
- In the United States, EV sales more than doubled in 2021, reaching more than 500.000 units and increasing its market share to 4.5%.