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Electric Vehicles Market Analysis, Share, Trends and Forecast by 2019

The global on-road electric vehicles market is forecast to record 64.4 million units volume sales by 2019. In terms of revenue, it is expected to reac
Nikita Limkar | 11.09.2017
The global electric vehicles market is expected to grow as consumers around the world are seeking to lower their fuel expenditure. Growing government initiatives, rising environmental concerns and availability of electric vehicles at affordable prices are some of the factors affecting market growth. In terms of revenue, the market for electric vehicles (on-road) was valued at USD 83.54 billion in 2012. Rising prices of fossil fuels coupled with the environmental impact of the petroleum based transportation vehicles has led to renewed interest in electricity operated vehicles. Government organizations worldwide are taking several initiatives in order to promote the electric vehicles adoption and awareness, so as to achieve their economic and environmental goals.

By product types, the global market for on-road electric vehicles has been categorized into four broad segments such as motorcycles and scooters, cars, buses and others. Others include vehicles such as neighborhood electric vehicles, bicycles, golf carts and trucks. In terms of revenue, electric cars are estimated to dominate the electric vehicles market throughout the forecast period, 2013 - 2019. In terms of volume, electric bicycles held the largest market share in 2012 and are expected to remain as largest market by 2019. Despite being environment friendly and cost effective, electric vehicles are expected to face challenges in achieving high volume sales, which is a major challenge hindering the market growth. This is due to high initial cost and limited performance in terms of driving range and heavy duty applications.

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In 2012, North America was the largest market for electric owing to the government initiatives such as Corporate Average Fuel Economy program. This program mandates the fuel efficiency level across the manufacture’s fleet. U.S. government is also taking initiatives to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels such as creating better charging infrastructure. In terms of revenue, North America’s share was estimated to be 38.3% of the global electric vehicle market in 2012.

Battery, which is key power source and component of an electric vehicle, is seeing increased research and development activities by companies, so as to help the market overcome growth challenges. For e.g. recent advances in application of nano-technology in lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles, is creating new opportunities in the market. These advanced batteries offer improved energy transfer and better battery storage capacity. Researchers and industry players are working together to speed up advancements in performance of batteries while lowering the production costs. With efficient batteries available at low cost, it would also help in lowering electric vehicles’ prices, thereby promoting higher adoption by customers.

Table Of Content:

Chapter 1 Preface

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Electric Vehicles (on-road) Market Overview

Chapter 4 Global Electric Vehicles (on-road) Market, by Types

Chapter 5 Global Electric Vehicles (on-road) Market, by Geography

Chapter 6 Company Profiles

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