This briefing has been authored by Sumati Kohli, Tanzila Khan, Zifei Yang, and Josh Miller and published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). This briefing gives an overview of the status of ZEV development in Latin American economies.

EV adoption is underway in some Latin American markets for the passenger vehicle segment. The 2020 EV sales shares for passenger vehicles are scaling up in Costa Rica and Colombia at 0.6% each, and in Chile at 0.5%. Mexico and Brazil have higher EV sales but lower market shares due to their bigger market sizes. Similar to developing countries in other regions, electric passenger car uptake is still at a very early stage in the Latin America.

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