Electric Vehicle Timeline

An EV revolution is inevitable.

When sales of new EVs reach 16%, mass adoption will follow. Current estimates put this at about 2025.

All future dates and ranges are estimates.


  • Ford to manufacture the Model E, with a range of 200 miles.

  • Lucid to start production of the Air, with a range of 240 miles.

  • Volvo to manufacture the XC40, with a range of 220 miles.

  • Mini to start producing the Electric, with a range of 186 miles.

  • Peugeot to begin selling the e-208, with a range of 211 miles.

  • Sono to start producing the Sion, with a range of 158 miles.


  • Audi to begin producing the A9 e-tron, with a range of 250 miles.

  • Skoda to start production of the Vision E, with a range of 260 miles.

  • Honda to begin producing the Fit EV, with a range of 186 miles.

  • Nissan to start producing the IMx, with a range of 225 miles.

  • BMW to begin producing the iX3, with a range of 215 miles.

  • Kia to manufacture the Stonic EV, with a range of 186 miles.

  • Rivian to manufacture the R1S, with a range of 310 miles.

  • Rivian to begin selling the R1T, with a range of 300 miles.

  • Tesla to manufacture the Model Y, with a range of 300 miles.

  • Tesla aim to have 1 million vehicles on the road by 2020.

  • Hyundai Group intend to introduce up to 31 'eco-friendly' models (across both the Kia and Hyundai brands). This includes hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell vehicles (src).

  • China requires 12% of all vehicles sales to be zero-emission by 2020.

  • Dyson intend to create a brand new EV - in production by 2020 (src).

  • Ford is investing $11 billion into EV development aiming for 16 full EVs and 24 hybrids or plug-in hybrids by 2020.


  • BMW to start production of the 4-Series GT, with a range of 311 miles.

  • BMW to manufacture the iNEXT, with a range of 365 miles.

  • BMW to release the i4, with a range of 365 miles.

  • Mazda and Toyota building new EV assembly plant (starting in 2021 producing 300,000 EVs per year - src).


  • The Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Alliance will manufacture 12 new full-EVs by 2022. The alliance allows each brand to share power trains and other technology (source).

  • Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler intend to launch 10 new electric vehicle models by 2022 (src).

  • By 2022, Jeep aim to have ten plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs) and four battery EVs (BEVs) available.

  • Italy has a goal of having 1 million battery electric vehicles on the road by 2022 (src).


  • Porsche aiming for 50% of sales to be EVs by 2023 (starting with the Mission E - src).

  • General Motors aim to have 20 electric vehicles on the road by 2023. GM sells a number of brands including GMC, Chevrolet, Holden, Buick, and Cadillac (src).



  • Audi aims to have one-third of all vehicles they produce electrified by 2025 (src).

  • BMW is expecting full electric (and plugin hybrids) to account for 15-25% of their sales by 2025 (src).

  • Volvo aims to have sold a total of 1 million electrified cars by 2025 (src).

  • Netherlands plans to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars starting in 2025 (src). They aim to phase out the combustion engine by 2030.

  • Norway aims to sell only full electric or plug-in hybrid cars by 2025.

  • Volkswagen Group are aiming for 80 new EV models (BEVs and hybrids) across all lines (source).

  • Honda wants two-thirds of new vehicle sales to be electric by 2025 (Europe). For the rest of the world Honda aims for 2030. From now on all new models launched will have an electrified version (source).

  • Indonesia has a target of 20% EV market share by 2025 (src).

  • Every model in the Toyota and Lexus lineup will have an electric option by 2025 (source)


  • Germany plans to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 (src).

  • India is aiming for an electric fleet by 2030 (src).

  • Toyota Aims for Sales of More Than 5.5 Million Electrified Vehicles Including 1 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles per Year by 2030 (source)

  • Denmark will ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2030, and hybrid cars by 2035 (source).


  • Scotland to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032 (8 years ahead of the UK initiative) source.


  • United Kingdom aims to ban sale of all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 (more)

  • France bans sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

  • Bloomberg research claim EVs will account for 54% of all new car sales globally by 2040 (src).