Germany Leads Europe, Second in World in EV Production

Germany Leads Europe, Second in World in EV Production

Some 1.27 million purely electric (BEV) and hybrid (PHEV) vehicles were made in Germany in 2023, the second highest number in the world behind China.

All told, some 1.27 million purely electric (BEV) and hybrid (PHEV) vehicles were made in Germany in 2023, the second highest number in the world behind China. China dominates global EV production, but the vast majority of its cars are sold domestically. By contrast, 76 percent of German EVs are sold abroad, Germany Trade and Invest said.

The US is the world’s third largest producer of EVs. Germany leads Europe with more electric vehicles produced than second-placed Spain (256,000) and France (225,000) put together.

“Germany is leading the way in Europe’s transition to clean mobility, producing nearly a million purely electric vehicles last year,” said Germany Trade & Invest automotive expert Stefan Di Bitonto. “Almost 800,000 people in Germany work in the German automobile industry creating the mobility of the future. Germany is also the global leader in innovation in electric propulsion. One third of patents in this area come from Germany.”

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