Six million electric cars (battery electric and plug-in hybrid) will be shipped in 2022 vs 4 million in 2021, according to a research report from Gartner.
At COP26 in November 2021, the Zero Emission Vehicle Transition Council agreed that vehicle makers will commit to selling only zero emission vehicles by 2040.
“EVs are an important powertrain technology to help reduce CO2 emissions from the transportation sector,” said Jonathan Davenport, research director at Gartner. “The ongoing shortage of chips will impact the production of EVs in 2022.”
Gartner forecasts that electric cars will represent 95 percent of total EV shipments in 2022 and the remainder will be split between buses, vans and heavy trucks.
China imposed a mandate on automakers requiring that EVs make up 40 percent of all sales by 2030. Gartner estimates that Greater China will account for 46 percent of global EV shipments in 2022. Greater China will take the No. 1 position in shipments globally, shipping 2.9 million EVs in 2022.
Western Europe is on pace to ship 1.9 million units in 2022, ranking No. 2 in EV shipments. North America is expected to be the third highest region in shipments at 855.3 thousand EVs in 2022.
The EU’s plans to cut CO2 emissions from cars by 55 percent and vans by 50 percent by 2030 is a catalyst to the uptake of EVs in Europe.
Gartner forecasts that the number of global public EV chargers will rise from 2.1 million units in 2022, up from 1.6 million units in 2021.