Electric Vehicles Market to Rise at 19.2% CAGR up to 2019

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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Electricity as an alternative to conventional transportation energy is becoming a near-term reality for several countries worldwide. Electric vehicles are expected to promote sustainable energy development at the same time addressing the climate and air quality changes. 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. However, challenges for widespread adoption of these electric vehicles include consumer acceptance for this new technology, high initial purchase cost and lack of charging infrastructure. Electric vehicles are propelled by one or more electric motor and powered with the help of rechargeable battery packs. Electric vehicles offer different benefits compared to ‘internal combustion engine’ (ICE) powered vehicles such as fuel economy, zero emission of pollutants including nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons among others. They enhance performance and offer greater energy efficiency. Operating and maintenance cost associated with the electric vehicles is also low compared to conventional vehicles.

This report analyses the electric vehicles (on-road) market on a global basis with detailed breakdown into various sub-divisions. It provides cross-sectional analysis of the market based on parameters such as product type and geography segments. The global on-road electric vehicles market has been classified by product types into four broad segments namely electric cars, motorcycles and scooters, buses, and others. Electric car segment includes cars, neighborhood electric vehicles and golf carts. Electric cars are further classified on the basis of technology into hybrid electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars and battery electric cars. A neighbourhood electric vehicle is a battery electric vehicle that is legally limited to the roads with speed limits up to 45 miles per hour. Electric golf carts are particularly used on golf courses and country clubs. Different type of electric motorcycles and scooters mentioned in this report are hybrid electric motorcycles and scooters, battery electric motorcycles and scooters and plug-in hybrid electric motorcycles and scooters. Electric buses available in the market are hybrid electric buses, battery electric buses and fuel cells electric buses. Fuel cell buses employ hydrogen fuel cell as its power source. Others segment includes electric bicycles and trucks.

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Regionally, the electric vehicles market in North America dominated the global market with a 38.3% share in 2012 owing to various initiatives such as corporate average fuel economy program (CAFEP) by several governments of this region. The government of the U.S., in particular, is taking significant initiatives such as constructing charging facilities for electric vehicles to enable them to cover long distances.In Asia Pacific, several programs and initiatives such as government support for research and development, subsidies for electric vehicle buyers, tax incentives, and public education programs to spread awareness regarding the benefits of electric vehicles. On account of these efforts, the electric vehicles market in Asia pacific is expected to report significant growth over the forecast period. Additionally, the initiatives taken by European governments supporting green technologies in the automotive industry is expected to fuel the electric vehicles market in this region, as per the report.Tesla Motors, General Motors, Nissan Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Renault, Volkswagen, Smith Electric Vehicles, Toyota Motors, and Daimler are some of the key players in the global electric vehicles market profiled in this report and according to it, General Motors, Nissan, Honda, Tesla, and Toyota collectively held a majority share of the overall market in 2012.

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