Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers the Saudi Arabian Electric Vehicle Industry Analysis and is Segmented by Vehicle Type ( Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles ) and Fuel Type ( Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for the Saudi Arabian Electric Vehicle Market in Value (USD Billion) for all the Above Segments.

Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Size

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Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 0.56 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 2.20 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 24.50 %
Market Concentration Medium

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Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Analysis

The Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market size is estimated at USD 0.56 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 2.20 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 24.5% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The industry is currently in its early stages, poised for substantial expansion in the coming years. This growth is driven by the increasing governmental emphasis on renewable energy production to combat rising pollution and emissions resulting from the escalating use of fossil fuels. Concurrently, efforts are underway to diversify the economy away from the oil and gas sector by investing in alternative industries. Saudi Arabia, aligning with global environmental goals, has set a target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2060, establishing its commitment through the first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement.

The Saudi Arabian government is actively launching programs and initiatives to promote green mobility, recognizing the pivotal role of transportation in reducing carbon footprints. Massive investments are directed toward electrically-powered public transportation systems, coupled with incentives for consumers to transition to electric vehicles (EVs) or vehicles powered by natural gas and hydrogen. As fuel prices rise and environmental concerns escalate, consumer interest in EVs is growing, setting the stage for significant expansion in the Saudi Arabian electric vehicle market through 2029.

To meet the increasing demand for EVs, various companies are forming partnerships to develop suitable EV charging infrastructure. Substantial research and development investments are also being made to drive innovations in both vehicle and battery technologies. This strategic approach aligns with Saudi Vision 2030, which seeks to decrease reliance on the oil and gas sector while fostering green mobility. Consequently, the concerted efforts are expected to accelerate the adoption of EVs and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), presenting new opportunities for substantial growth in the Saudi Arabian electric vehicle market in the years to come.

Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Trends

Passenger Vehicles are Expected to Lead the Market

The electric vehicle (EV) landscape in Saudi Arabia is currently witnessing a significant tilt toward passenger vehicles, with personal transportation needs acting as a major catalyst for this trend. This shift is substantiated by various factors, including consumer preferences, government incentives, and the evolving charging infrastructure. A pivotal factor contributing to the dominance of passenger vehicles in the Saudi Arabian EV market is the substantial demand for personal transportation. The population's preference for convenient and comfortable commuting options has driven the adoption of EVs.

Saudi Arabia has allocated substantial funds to establish competitiveness in the electric vehicle (EV) sector. This strategic financial commitment aligns with the broader vision of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aiming to generate employment opportunities and foster economic diversification within the country.

  • Noteworthy investments include a minimum of USD 10 billion in Lucid Motors, a US-based company. Additionally, Saudi Arabia has taken steps to establish its own EV entity, Ceer, and has established an electric vehicle metals factory.

The Saudi Arabian government plays a proactive role in steering EV adoption, offering targeted incentives that predominantly benefit passenger vehicles. Exemptions on customs duties and registration fees contribute to reducing the initial costs associated with personal EV ownership. These incentives align with the government's strategy to encourage individual buyers, further strengthening the position of passenger vehicles in the EV market.

While Saudi Arabia's charging infrastructure is expanding, the current focus has been on urban areas and major highways, aligning with the usage patterns of passenger cars. This strategic approach ensures that charging stations are more readily accessible for personal commutes, contributing to the overall convenience of owning an electric passenger vehicle.

Despite the environmental benefits offered by electric commercial vehicles (eCVs), they encounter challenges hindering widespread adoption. Range limitations and higher upfront costs, particularly for heavy-duty trucks, pose obstacles for commercial applications. However, advancements in battery technology and infrastructure developments could enhance the competitiveness of eCVs in the future. Government policies and focused infrastructure expansion might play pivotal roles in accelerating their adoption within the commercial sector.

  • In a notable development, the Saudi Arabian Public Transport Authority (PTA) announced plans to introduce electric buses into public transportation networks in 2022, signaling a growing emphasis on eCVs in the public sector.
  • Additionally, entities like the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) are integrating electric vehicles into operational fleets, showcasing the potential for specific commercial applications.
Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market: Total Installed Capacity for Electric Vehicle Production in Saudi Arabia, In Thousand Units, 2023-2029

Battery Electric Vehicles are Expected to Occupy the Majority of the Market

In the burgeoning landscape of Saudi Arabia's electric vehicle (EV) market, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have emerged as the frontrunners, outpacing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). This leadership role is attributed to various factors, including targeted government incentives and the strategic focus on charging infrastructure development.

The Saudi Arabian government has played a pivotal role in propelling BEVs to the forefront of the EV market. Offering incentives such as exemptions on customs duties and registration fees, the government has distinctly favored BEVs, making them a more financially attractive option for consumers. This deliberate support has significantly contributed to the current dominance of BEVs in the market, as reported by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Investment.

The concentration of Saudi Arabia's charging infrastructure development in urban areas and along major highways has further solidified the position of BEVs. The alignment of this network with the usage patterns of passenger cars, the predominant segment in the market, ensures that BEV owners have easy access to charging stations, instilling confidence for daily commutes and short trips. In contrast, the limited availability of PHEV options and the exclusion of HEVs from government incentive programs have posed challenges for these segments, while FCEVs face a hurdle in the absence of a comprehensive hydrogen refueling network. Despite the current BEV dominance, potential shifts in the market landscape could occur with advancements in PHEV technology, broader model availability, and potential government incentives. FCEVs might also gain traction if substantial investments are made in developing a hydrogen refueling network, although this remains a long-term prospect.

  • Key developments, such as the government's partnership with Hyundai in September 2023 for a BEV manufacturing facility and the introduction of new BEV models by leading car manufacturers, underscore the continued growth and potential market share expansion for BEVs in the evolving Saudi Arabian electric vehicle market.
Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market: Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Penetration, 2022-2029

Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Industry Overview

The competitive landscape in the Saudi Arabia electric vehicle (EV) market is evolving rapidly, marked by a blend of local and international players striving to capitalize on the kingdom's commitment to sustainable transportation. Several key dynamics shape this landscape, such as:

  • In March 2024, the first electric vehicle (EV) brand and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in Saudi Arabia revealed a significant SAR 5 billion (USD 1.3 billion) contract for the establishment of the Ceer Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Complex in King Abdullah Economic City.
  • In October 2023, Hyundai announced its plans for an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia.
  • Early discussions were underway between Saudi Arabia and Tesla in September 2023 regarding the establishment of a manufacturing facility in the kingdom, aiming to diversify the nation's economy away from oil.
  • In May 2022, Lucid Group outlined intentions to establish an EV manufacturing facility in Jeddah, featuring a production capacity of 155,000 vehicles annually. This facility will be Lucid's first outside the United States, initially focusing on serving the local market.

Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Leaders

  1. Renault Group

  2. Lucid Motors

  3. Chevrolet Inc

  4. Hyundai Motors

  5. Ford Motor Company

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Concentration
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Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market News

  • In January 2024, ABB and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Co (EVIQ) achieved a milestone in the Middle East's electric vehicle transition by installing the first ABB Terra 360 chargers for public use in Saudi Arabia.
  • In October 2023, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund collaborated with the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to launch an electric vehicle infrastructure company, further signaling the kingdom's commitment to advancing its electric mobility initiatives.
  • In June 2023, Saudi Arabia inked a substantial USD 5.6 billion deal with Chinese electric and self-driving car maker Human Horizons. The agreement encompasses the development, manufacture, and sale of electric vehicles, representing a significant portion of the total USD 10 billion investment.
  •  Canoo Inc. (GOEV) announced a collaboration with GCC (General Contracting Company) Olayan in January 2023, marking plans for the sales, service, and distribution of its EVs in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, a joint venture is in the works, aiming to co-develop a "digital vehicle ecosystem" for local assembly and EV manufacturing.
  • In November 2022, Siemens entered into an agreement to supply ultra-fast EV chargers to Electromin, expanding its charging network in Saudi Arabia and outlining plans for broader EV services and infrastructure development across the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.1.2 Commercial Vehicles

    2. 5.2 Fuel Type

      1. 5.2.1 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

      2. 5.2.2 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)

      3. 5.2.3 Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)

      4. 5.2.4 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Chevrolet

      2. 6.2.2 Renault Group

      3. 6.2.3 BMW AG

      4. 6.2.4 Canoo Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Lucid Group

      6. 6.2.6 Nissan Motor Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Ford Motor Company

      8. 6.2.8 Porsche

      9. 6.2.9 Toyota Motor Corporation

      10. 6.2.10 Ceer Motors

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

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Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Industry Segmentation

An electric vehicle (EV) is a type of transportation that uses electricity stored in batteries to power electric motors. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) combine an internal combustion engine with electric propulsion, while plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can be recharged from an external power source and have both electric and combustion engine capabilities.

The report covers the Saudi Arabian electric vehicle industry, and it is segmented by vehicle type (passenger and commercial vehicles) and fuel type ( battery electric vehicle (BEV), fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)).

Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicles
Fuel Type
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
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Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market Research FAQs

The Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market size is expected to reach USD 0.56 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 24.5% to reach USD 2.20 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market size is expected to reach USD 0.56 billion.

Renault Group, Lucid Motors, Chevrolet Inc, Hyundai Motors and Ford Motor Company are the major companies operating in the Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market.

In 2023, the Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market size was estimated at USD 0.42 billion. The report covers the Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Saudi Arabia Electric Vehicle analysis includes a market forecast outlook for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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