Electric vehicle capitals of the world: What markets are leading the transition to electric?

This briefing provides an update on the global electric vehicle capitals—that is, the cities leading the transition to electric drive with greater sales and sales shares than other markets. Identify 20 electric vehicle capitals: Beijing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, and Tianjin in China; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; Amsterdam, Rotterdam-The Hague, and Utrecht in the Netherlands; Oslo and Bergen in Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and San Jose in the U.S.; and London, United Kingdom. Analyzing these markets at the metropolitan area level, assess electric vehicle sales in these markets through 2016, identify innovative electric vehicle support policies in these markets, and compare their charging infrastructure.