Meanwhile, GlobalData notes that Europe BEV sales should pick up speed this year, after a supply-constrained 2022 when the market expanded by just 21%.
“Europe’s sluggish 2022 BEV growth will accelerate to 50% in 2023 as the chip crisis eases, although, that will continue to impact vehicle availability through 2023. The uptick in Europe will far outstrip the rate of growth in all light vehicles (LVs), meaning that the world BEV share will rise to 12.5%—one in eight LVs sold will be a full battery vehicle,” he added.
GlobalData research also reveals that North American BEV sales will break 1 million units in 2023, with 1.3 million EVs delivered.
“From a market share perspective, BEVs will exceed 7% of the North American LV market in 2023. Tesla is expected to retain top spot globally in terms of BEV sales, but Chinese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are closing in,” Bedwell further said.
Global Forecast of Top 10 OEM EV Sales in 2023 (in millions)