This briefing assesses metropolitan area-level data on electric vehicle registrations and identifies the 25 largest electric vehicle markets, which together represent 42 percent of new passenger electric vehicle sales globally through 2018. To provide a blueprint for other governments, this briefing analyzes the incentives, charging infrastructure, and city promotion actions in these areas that are spurring electric vehicles into the mainstream. From this research, ICCT made the following three conclusions:

  1. Cities in China continue to be the largest markets globally.
  2. Cities adapt as electric vehicles enter the mainstream.
  3. As the global market grows, the role of the top cities remains crucial.

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