Electric Vehicle Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2020-2027

The global electric vehicle market size USD 569 bn by 2027, growth rate CAGR 28% during the forecast period, 2020 to 2027.

An electric vehicle operates on electricity unlike its counterpart, which runs on fuel. Instead of internal combustion engine, these vehicles run on an electric motor that requires constant supply of energy from batteries. There are a variety of batteries used in these vehicles. These include lithium ion, molten salt, zinc-air, and various nickel-based designs. Electric vehicles was primarily designed to replace conventional ways of travel as they lead to environmental pollution. Electric vehicles have gained popularity owing to numerous technological advancements. The electric vehicle outperforms the conventional vehicle providing higher fuel economy, low carbon emission & maintenance, convenience of charging at home, smoother drive, and reduced sound from engine. There are three types of electric vehicles-battery, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. In addition, electric vehicles require no engine oil changes but are slightly expensive than their gasoline equivalents.

Electric vehicles use one or more than one electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. The electric vehicles are powered either by a collector system through electricity from charging station deployments or can be charged by self-charging devices such as regenerative braking systems and turbochargers.

Factors such as increase in demand for fuel-efficient, high-performance, andlow-emission vehicles along with stringent government rules and regulations toward vehicle emission supplements the growth of the electric vehicle market. Moreover, factors such as high manufacturing cost and low fuel economy and serviceability are the factors expected to hamper the growth of the electric vehicle market. However, factors such as technological advancements and proactive government initiatives supplement the growth of the electric vehicle market during the forecast period.

Increase in demand for fuel-efficient, high-performance, and low-emission vehicles

Gasoline being a fossil fuel is not a renewable source of energy, and is anticipated to get exhausted in the future. To support sustainable development, it is important to develop and use alternative sources of fuel. This involves use of electric vehicles, which do not use gas and are more economical than conventional vehicles. An electric vehicle converts over 50% of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels, whereas the gas-powered vehicle only manages to convert about 17%–21% of the energy stored in gasoline. The demand for fuel-efficient vehicles has increased recently owing to rise in price of petrol and diesel. This is due to depleting fossil fuel reserves and growth in tendency of companies to gain maximum profit from these oil reserves. Thus, these factors give rise to the need for advanced fuel-efficient technologies, leading to surge in demand for electrically powered vehicles for travel.

Stringent government rules and regulations towards vehicle emission

The conventional gas-powered vehicle makes use of an internal combustion engine to generate power. In an ideal scenario, the combustion system fully incinerates the fuel and only creates carbon dioxide and water as a waste, however, the combustion system generates various greenhouse gases, leading to environmental pollution. On the other hand, an electric vehicle uses an electric motor powered via a continuous supply of current; hence, it does not create any pollutants. The U.S., Germany, France, and China have implemented stringent government laws and regulations for vehicular emission, making it mandatory for the automobile manufacturers to use advanced technologies to combat high-emission levels in vehicles. A program launched by California Air Resources Board (CARB) also includes guidelines for manufacturers to produce and deliver zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), substantially boosting the adoption of electric vehicles.

High manufacturing cost

Electric vehicles are advantageous over conventional vehicles, but cost of the former is higher than gas-powered vehicles. This is because these vehicles have not been mass produced and are yet to witness economies of scale. Also, the unavailability of infrastructure related to electric vehicle growth has proved to be a negative factor, which affects the growth of the electric vehicle market. In line with the same, manufacturing of electric vehicle requires a huge investment which also affects the growth of the market.

Technological advancements

Automobile companies focus on the production of advanced electric vehicle systems that are expected to have lower particular emission at relatively lowers costs. Companies have also started producing downsized engines to be implemented in vehicles as smaller engines help achieve the upcoming BHARAT STAGE VI emission norms. This is because they produce lesser emissions as compared to heavier and larger engines. The compactness and cost-effectiveness of these downsized small engines also adds another dimension to their usefulness. Thus, development of advance GDI systems presents various opportunities for leading players in the future.

Report Highlights

  • The product segment is bifurcated into Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). In 2019, the PHEV segment held the market share exceeding 30.2% in terms of revenue. Furthermore, the BEV segment is expected to witness a CAGR of over 25.2% in terms of revenue during the forecast timeframe. This is attributed to the increasing environmental awareness and benefits of BEV among people.
  • Meanwhile, the PHEV segment is projected to register the highest CAGR of over 45.1% in terms of revenue during the forecast timeframe. This upsurge is due to the initiatives taken by the government of developing countries such as India and China to promote the usage of electric vehicles. Furthermore, companies such as Volkswagen Group are focusing on increasing its plug-in electric car sales. In January 2020, the company announced an increase of about 60.2% in its plug-in electric car sales as compared to 2019.
  • In 2019, North America held a substantial market share of over 15.1% in terms of revenue. This share is attributed to the increasing demand for electric vehicles in U.S. Furthermore, new initiatives are being taken up by automotive manufacturers, policymakers, non-profit organizations, and charging network companies and have launched a new non-profit organization named “Veloz”. This new organization aims at attracting investments, innovation, marketing, and growth of electric vehicles in North America. Additionally, in 2018, Electrify America, a company launched to promote EV adoption, announced its plans to invest USD 200.0 million for California. Thus, the demand for electric vehicles is North America is bound to rise over the forecast period.
  • Asia Pacific is projected to emerge as one of the most lucrative regions in terms of revenue during the forecast timeframe. This upsurge is attributed to the growing demand for electric cars in China, Japan, and India. In 2018, about 45.2% of the electric cars on road were in China as compared to 39.1% in 2017. Furthermore, various companies are focusing on manufacturing electric vehicles in China. For instance, in 2018, Volkswagen Group announced its plan to manufacture 22 million EVs by 2026, half of which are to be manufactured in China. Similarly, Tesla, Inc. plans to manufacture around 150 thousand 3s Model cars in Shanghai, China. Additionally, in 2019, the government of India announced tax incentives on the purchase of electric vehicles. The government plans on deductions in income tax on the interest paid or loan taken for the purchase of electric vehicle.

The report analyzes and forecasts the electric vehicle market at global and regional levels. The market has been forecast based on volume (Tons) and value (US$ Mn) from 2020 to 2027. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global electric vehicle market. The Porter’s Five Forces model has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape of the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein various applications have been benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the electric vehicle market by segmenting it in terms of form and application. The segment has been analyzed based on the present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and projected demand in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of electric vehicle market for the base year 2018 and the forecast between 2019 and 2026. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

The main objective of this report is to aid the user in understanding the market as a whole, its definitions, segmentation, market potential, influential trends, and the barriers that it is facing. Meticulous research and analysis were an important part of the report preparation. Those reading the report will be able to get a detailed understanding about the market. Industry experts have verified and checked the data and information that have been taken from credible sources like websites, annual reports of companies, journals, and other resources. In order give the facts and data a pictorial form, diagrams, graphs, pie charts, and other representations have been used. That augments the visual appeal of the report and makes understanding it much easier.

Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players in the market are Tesla, BMW Group, Nissan Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Volkswagen AG, General Motors, Daimler AG, Energica Motor Company S.P.A., BYD Company Motors, and Ford Motor Company.

Key financial developments of a particular company and product & company overview are some of the elements that help in acquiring information about top vendors in the market.  This particular section has also included a SWOT analysis of the companies featured in the report. This will help the audience in knowing about opportunities, strengths, threats and weaknesses that are facing by the key vendors in the chemical and material industry across the world. As the competitive landscape is the most valuable part of any report, it consists of all the required information for the detailed study of top players functioning in the industries. It is also an interesting part to find how exactly these key manufacturers implement various strategies to secure the top rank in the industry. Such an in-depth information is useful for the new entrants into the industry as they would be able to learn a bit from these key vendors. Similarly, the information provided in the research report will also be valuable for the renowned key players as well, as they come to know the strategies of their counterparts to sustain in the competitive industry.


Electric Vehicle Market by Type

Battery Electric Vehicle
Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Electric Vehicle Market by Type of Application

Passenger Cars
Commercial Cars

Report coverage

  • Analysis Period: 2015 – 2026
  • Base Year: 2018
  • Forecast Data: 2019 – 2026
  • Regional Scope: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • Report Coverage: Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Regulation Analysis

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

Primary research represents a bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents of key players operating in various application areas have been reviewed for competition analysis and market understanding.

Secondary research also includes recent trends, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. These have proved to be reliable, effective, and successful approaches for obtaining precise market data, capturing market participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global electric vehicle capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2014-2018) and forecast (2019-2026)
  • Focuses on the key electric vehicle manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies

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