According to a market research report by BIS Research, titled “Global Electric Vehicles Market – Analysis and Forecast (2017-2026)”, the global electric vehicles market is estimated to grow in volume at a CAGR of 28.3% from 2017 to 2026. The demand for electric cars is increasing rapidly, with the global stock numbers crossing 2 million in 2016 after crossing 1 million in 2015.

As per the market report, some of the key players analyzed in the report are as Tesla Inc. (U.S.), BYD Company Limited (China), Volkswagen AG (Germany), Nissan Motor Corporation (Japan), and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (Japan), as well as EV components manufacturers such as Samsung SDI (South Korea), Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (Japan), LG Chem. (South Korea), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), and Continental AG (Germany) .

The encouraging surge is attributed to the substantial amount of investments made by the automobile manufacturers for the research, development, and deployment of electric vehicles. Mass production prospects have also led to a decline in the prices of the key components such as electric batteries, and technologies such as regenerative braking. In addition, the governments of different nations are providing tax benefits, and subsidies to fuel the production of EV’s. The government bodies are actively promoting the usage of electric vehicles in order to reduce high emission levels.

The market intelligence report provides a detailed analysis of the key growth drivers and restraining forces of the global electric vehicles market, with an extensive insight into various forms of developments, trends, and key participants in the market. The market report includes a thorough analysis of the market size, along with market estimation based on key geographical regions. Inculcating detailed financial analysis of the key players in the market, the report provides individual SWOT analysis of each company. Some of the key players analyzed in the report are as Tesla Inc. (U.S.), BYD Company Limited (China), Volkswagen AG (Germany), Nissan Motor Corporation (Japan), and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (Japan). EV components manufacturers such as Samsung SDI (South Korea), Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (Japan), LG Chem. (South Korea), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), and Continental AG (Germany) . The key strategies being adopted by the market players to attain their respective market shares in this emerging domain are joint ventures, collaborations, partnerships, contracts, and product launches.

Electric vehicles on the rise

Electric vehicles (EVs) are automobiles that run using power from a battery, which is converted to useful operation by an electric motor, with negligible or no requirement of any kind of additional fuel. The technology, having been introduced in the early 1900s, has been used for mass commercialization of vehicles over the last few decades. Today, electric vehicles have transformed from an experimental model of a vehicle to a necessity, with automakers, worldwide, putting in efforts to make EVs available in all economic ranges. This is evident from the meteoric rise in the sales of electric vehicles over the last five years, with over 2 million electric vehicles on the road at present, as compared to a few thousand in 2012.

The global electric vehicles market is being driven by the increasing governmental regulations on emissions and fuel economy. For instance, the European countries such as Germany, the U.K, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and Luxembourg, among others, have implemented regulations on the amount of CO2 released which in turn is encouraging the consumers to purchase vehicles with low emission levels such as EV’s, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid vehicles. The European emission standards have set the average emission from new passenger cars to be reduced from 130 gram (g) per kilometer (km) travel in 2013 to 95g per km travel by 2020.

Addressing Environmental issue

The increasing global concerns regarding the negative effects of climate change and the alarming pollution levels recorded in the major cities have created a demand for these vehicles. The market includes different propulsion type, component type, and vehicle type. The global electric vehicles market by propulsion includes Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). The BEVs held the highest share in 2016 in terms of market volume; it is expected to grow at a higher growth rate as compared to the PHEVs. The factors such as improved charging infrastructure, increasing environmental awareness among consumers, and an increased range provided by the vehicle battery packs will propel the market growth for BEVs.

On the basis of component, the global electric vehicles market can be segmented into battery, motor, and regenerative brake. During the forecast period, the market for regenerative brake is expected to grow at the fastest rate owing to the factors such as stringent governmental regulations on fuel economy, and increasing demand for energy efficient systems. The electric passenger cars held the highest share in term of market volume and accounted for 84.7% share in 2016. This segment is also expected to grow at a higher rate as compared to commercial vehicles. The factors such as government initiatives, urbanization, and increasing disposable income are responsible for such a gigantic market share of the electric passenger cars.