In 2020, global sales of electric cars rose sharply, increasing by 43% to over 3m. This is in spite of overall car sales declining by a fifth during the coronavirus pandemic.
The brand that sold the most electric cars was Tesla, selling almost 500,000 units. Next was Volkswagen. Across Europe, sales of electric cars more than doubled, edging the region last China as the world’s largest market for them, according to data published by Sweden-based consultancy EV-volumes.com,...