Electric Vehicle Timeline

An EV revolution is inevitable.

When sales of new EVs reach 16%, mass adoption will follow. Current estimates put this at about 2025.

All dates and ranges are estimates. Compare estimated ranges on the EV list.

2018

  • Kia to begin selling the Stonic EV, with a range of 186 miles.

  • Kia to begin selling the Niro EV, with a range of 124 miles.

2019

  • Ford to manufacture the Model E, with a range of 200 miles.

  • Lucid to begin producing the Air, with a range of 240 miles.

  • Mini to begin selling the E

  • Volvo to start producing the XC40, with a range of 220 miles.

  • From 2019 Volvo will offer electrified versions (hybrid and full) of all new cars (src).

  • China requires 10% of all vehicles sales to be full electric, plug-in hybrid, or fuel cell by 2019.

2020

  • BMW to start production of the 4-Series GT, with a range of 311 miles.

  • BMW to begin producing the X3e

  • Skoda to begin producing the Vision E, with a range of 260 miles.

  • Tesla aim to have 1 million vehicles on the road by 2020.

  • Hyundai Group intend to introduce up to 31 'eco-friendly' models (across both the Kia and Hyundai brands). This includes hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell vehicles (src).

  • China requires 12% of all vehicles sales to be zero-emission by 2020.

  • Dyson intend to create a brand new EV - in production by 2020 (src).

2021

  • Mazda and Toyota building new EV assembly plant (starting in 2021 producing 300,000 EVs per year - src).

2022

  • The Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Alliance will manufacture 12 new full-EVs by 2022. The alliance allows each brand to share power trains and other technology (source).

  • Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler intend to launch 10 new electric vehicle models by 2022 (src).

2023

  • Porsche aiming for 50% of sales to be EVs by 2023 (starting with the Mission E - src).

  • General Motors aim to have 20 electric vehicles on the road by 2023. GM sells a number of brands including GMC, Chevrolet, Holden, Buick, and Cadillac (src).

2025

  • Audi aims to have one-third of all vehicles they produce electrified by 2025 (src).

  • BMW is expecting full electric (and plugin hybrids) to account for 15-25% of their sales by 2025 (src).

  • Volvo aims to have sold a total of 1 million electrified cars by 2025 (src).

  • Netherlands plans to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars starting in 2025 (src). They aim to phase out the combustion engine by 2030.

  • Norway aims to sell only full electric or plug-in hybrid cars by 2025.

  • Volkswagen Group are aiming for 80 new EV models (BEVs and hybrids) across all lines (source).

  • Honda wants two-thirds of new vehicle sales to be electric by 2025 (Europe). For the rest of the world Honda aims for 2030. From now on all new models launched will have an electrified version (source).

  • Indonesia has a target of 20% EV market share by 2025 (src).

2030

  • Germany plans to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 (src).

  • India is aiming for an electric fleet by 2030 (src).

2032

  • Scotland to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032 (8 years ahead of the UK initiative) source.

2040

  • United Kingdom aims to ban sale of all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 (more)

  • France bans sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

  • Bloomberg research claim EVs will account for 54% of all new car sales globally by 2040 (src).