Growth of +100% worldwide for the electric car

An electric car market that will explode according to the De Gaulle observatory associated with AVERE. Tesla Magazine takes stock.

What stands out from this study?

According to the indicators of Avere-France, the development electric mobility has accelerated and is now global. In 2021the electric car represents 12% automotive market share (vs less than 1% in 2013), with 6 million vehicles sold (+100% compared to 2020).

Among these vehicles: battery electric cars, hydrogen electric vehicles and finally rechargeable hybrids which, in addition to a heat engine, have an electric motor coupled to a rechargeable battery: this set allows them to travel several tens of kilometers without using the heat engine.


  • 315,000. This is the number of electric vehicles sold in France in 2021 (+62% in one year, 15% market share).
  • 25%. This is the share of electric vehicles sold on the automotive market in Germany at 1er quarter 2022.
  • $92 billion. This is the amount allocated to sustainable development projects in the city of Riyadh alone in Saudi Arabia.
  • 3 million. This is the number of electric vehicles sold in 2021 in China which imposes itself as the 1er sector market.
  • 380. This is the number of electric vehicle manufacturers in India in July 2021.
  • 60. This is the minimum number of public charging stations that cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants must build in Poland.
  • 75%. This is the part subsidized for the installation of fast charging stations in Turkey.
  • 2035. This is the ambition set by the European Union for the end of sales of petrol or diesel vehicles.

Vision by regions and countries

Europe (1.2 million electric cars sold in 2021), the United States (1.4 million) and China (3.1 million) dominate this market. “While the question of investing in electric mobility still arose 5 years ago, today, this is no longer the case”observes Antoine Herteman, president of Avere-France.


“From 2035, the European Union plans that cars and vans put on the market will no longer emit greenhouse gases, which means the end of petrol and diesel vehicles”recall Sylvie Perrin, Laura Ploy, Alexandra Nowak and Anaëlle Degremont, respectively partner, lawyers and student lawyer at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés.


Germany’s approach to electric mobility is characterized by cooperation between government and industry as well as a combination of monetary and non-monetary incentives says Christian A. Mayer, Partner at Noerr.


“Aids and policies in favor of sustainable mobility are numerous in France”note Sylvie Perrin, Laura Ploy, Alexandra Nowak and Anaëlle Degremont, respectively partner, lawyers and student lawyer at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés.


“Poland is actively committed to electric mobility, but there is still a long way to go”analyze Maciej Szambelańczyk and Agata Fabiańczuk, partners at WKB Lawyers.



“China is poised to become a world leader in electric mobility, thanks to dynamic regulations and sustained public investment,” explains Carmen Bakas, Of Counsel at DaWo Law Firm Shanghai and Professor of Law at Fudan University.


“While the penetration of electric mobility in India is gradually increasing, the market momentum is strong and many start-ups have entered the fray to compete with major automotive players”note Dibyanshu (Partner), Prateek Bhandari (Counsel), and Sathyajith Nair (Senior Associate) of Khaitan & Co.


The establishment of a legal basis at the service of the evolution of e-mobility in Turkey should accelerate investments in this sector and strengthen the confidence of international operators wishing to enter the Turkish market. “, explains Ata Torun, lawyer at Hansu Law Firm.


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the potential and the will to develop its market. This market is promising and current initiatives are pointing the way to a prosperous future. note Yara Alsaiedi and Huda Abudagga, respectively senior partner and legal consultant at AlMaghthawi & Partners.

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