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About us

We share a passion for EVs and their ability to make life easier and more sustainable.  EVs offer unmatched energy efficiency, operating cost and cleanness. We believe in their potential to make automobiles the most entertaining, comfortable, purposeful and affordable we ever had.

Finding the facts in this emerging, dynamic industry can be very time consuming, often impossible. And it is not likely to be your core business either. We made it ours and want to share our knowledge with you.

How we work

We focus on the plug-in vehicle sales development and its drivers: Products, prices, batteries, charging infrastructure, regulations and incentives. Total market knowledge notwithstanding, our dedication to plug-ins allows us to dig deeper. The facts originate from a myriad of sources in over 40 markets and an engaged network of EV enthusiasts around the world. Selecting the best, reliable information is part of the effort. Tenacity and experience helps: Our global consolidation on EV-volumes.com is one of a kind. Keeping it simple and structured saves all users plenty of time. From the wast stream of daily EV news we create the synthesis which allows you to connect the dots.

Sharing the recent market development with EV aficionados is the essence of EV-volumes.com, were our data collections are presented in a regular and consistent manner. For special analysis and insight, EV-volumes.com has its Data Center with online access for subscribers.

What we have

EV-volumes.com offers a consistent, global source of facts, together with a very user friendly online application. For easier and faster access to global market data for plug-in vehicles and their environment.

With our monthly and quarterly posts on the sales development of electrically chargeable vehicles we want to give you a good understanding about the market dynamics. Sales vary strongly between individual markets and discovering the reasons for boom and gloom are a good part of our quest to support the circulation of plug-in vehicles.

Professional subscribers will like our online Data Center, enabling own, tailored, analysis. It provides complete databases for car sales statistics, vehicle population, charging infrastructure, plug-in vehicle specifications and buying incentives. A recent addition to our knowledge base is detailed statistics for installed battery capacity, an important help in planning for materials and the reuse of EV batteries.

Our consultancy services combine the facts and figures of EV-volumes.com with our expertise in other areas of the automotive sector. We contribute to your planning activities with market studies, reports and insights, at your request.

Datacenter Service News

20 October: Sales Database update with September results for Germany, 6146 units, +76 % over September last year. The next update in approximately 10 days will have Italy, Portugal, Japan and other remaining, smaller markets, for the global total.

17 October: Sales database update with September results for USA +28%, China +80%, Canada +38% and many Europe Markets, among them Norway +45%, U.K. +15%, France +34%, Spain +177%. Already now, September has the highest monthly plug-in volume ever, 110 000 units, with Germany, Japan and some smaller markets still to come in. We are expecting over 120 000 units when the global count is complete, which is 20 % higher than the previous peaks in Dec '16 and June '17.

2 October: Worldwide PEV traction battery capacity file updated with data until August 2017. We noted many changes in China, with many suppliers and OEM changing from LFP to NMC chemistries, for higher energy density. CATL emerged as an important force in this. Worldwide, we expect 34,5 GWh of energy storage to be installed in passenger cars, this year. And then, there are electric buses. We are currently looking at that.

2 October: Sales database update with August volumes for all markets. Over 102 000 units were delivered globally, with an increase of 61 % over August of last year.

17 September: Global August sales update for most markets (ca 95 % of volume). August y-o-y growth: China +69 %, USA +15 %, Germany +151 % to name some examples. The global total stands at 96k for August 2017, another 5k come in from the markets where we have the numbers by the end of the month. Looks like we will end up with 58 % 60 % global increase vs. August last year.

3 September: Global sales volumes available in all markets for July, still estimates in France. Over 87 000 BEVs and PHEVs were delivered in July, which is 34 % more than in July last year. Year-to-date, growth is 42 % over 2016.

31 August: Current Vehicle database file updated, with new and additional info for most models. We added the E-engine maker and the battery cell type, where we could obtain these details. The file has additional models on sale today, including the Tesla Model-3.

21 August: Sales Database update with July results for China (+30 %), USA (+19 %) and most European countries. Germany, Belgium, Portugal, more than doubled sales in July, UK +43 % over July last year.

3 August: Sales database update with complete, worldwide results for June, which ended up 43 % above June of last year. For the entire first half of 2017, sales were 455 700 units, 44 % above 2016 H1.

20 July: Sales database update with June results for China (+26 % over June 2016) and Germany, with a staggering +140 % and a new record for monthly volumes: 4814 units.

14 July: Sales database update with June results for USA (+18 %), Norway (+65 %), UK (+33 %), Sweden (+17 %), Belgium (+71 %) and many other markets. The product offer is getting all more sophisticated and diverse. We have therefore refined the product segments with size categories for SUVs and MPVs, in line with the Car segments A to F. Hope this is helpful. If you rather have the previous scheme, please let us know.

02 July: Sales database update with complete worldwide plug-in vehicle volumes for May. The total came in at 89 000 for the month (Japan surprised again with high Prius Prime sales) and growth over May 2016 is 59 %, which is highest for the year, so far.

18 June: Sales database update with May results for most markets, incl China (+49%). Including estimates for still missing countries, the global total will be around 84 000 for May, which is 50 % above May 2016.

10 June: Corrected version of the file below; the 5th June version had functionality errors, we very much apologise for this.

5 June: Worldwide PEV traction battery capacity file updated with data until April 2017.

29 May: Sales database update with worldwide April volumes nearly complete; some small markets still missing and estimate for some models in Japan and Hong Kong. Further update coming by end of this week.

19 May: Updated  database for the Public Charging Station Count, with time series charts and other improvements.

17 May: Future vehicle model roll-out plan updated with new vehicles and generally refreshed.

7 May: Sales database update with Q1 updates for Tesla (China & Hong Kong) and April results for USA, Norway, Belgium and Sweden.

1 May: Sales database update with complete global results for March, 89 500 units, 46 % more than March last year.

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EV-volumes.com - How it all started

Roland's challenge: Accustomed with a 20 years career as a market and technology expert in the automotive industry at different OEMs, my passion and expertise in the market could be shared with anyone via EV-volumes.com. Access to high quality market facts is hard to find. The emerging EV market is very dynamic and interest in good statistics is growing, and EV-volumes is where I can share my knowledge, passion and expertise.

José's mission: Being the best sales tracker of plug-in vehicle sales all over the world, EV-volumes is how I can benefit from my expertise: "When I started this, there were about 5 models on sale in 10 markets, now it's 80 models in over 40 markets. It starts to become a full-time job". An immense community of readers and supporters regularly follows my blog and EV-volumes is the natural path in this growing work.

Viktor's venture:  Studying a M.Sc. in Management & Economics of Innovation from Chalmers University of Technology, analyzing emerging markets and market disruptions from new innovations is my expertise. Being passionate about automobiles and especially electric engines and clean technology, EV-volumes.com is the natural outcome of my set of skills. I am convinced the automotive future history is both electric and autonomous.

EV-volumes.com is the result of our combined efforts. With a passion for EVs and a sense for facts & figures, we get you global EV information at your fingertips.

The EV-volumes.com Team


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Roland Irle

R&D and Data Developer at EV-volumes.com Roland@EV-volumes.com
+46 708 441 123
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José Pontes

Sales and Data Analyst at EV-volumes.com Jose@EV-volumes.com
+351 914 160 424
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Viktor Irle

Sales and Market Analyst at EV-volumes.com Viktor@EV-volumes.com
+46 766 278 134

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