The automobile industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the manufacturing sector. Intense global competition along with consumer preference driven innovation have been crucial factors driving the industry.
However, the growing demand of and subsequent increase in the number of vehicles have contributed majorly to the depletion of non-renewable resources and deterioration of the earth’s atmosphere. A steep rise in the conventional fuel vehicle sales along with global population and urbanization has brought with it some serious concerns such as global warming and alarming pollution levels. There are innumerable issues that are plaguing the planet and the natural resources (especially fossil fuels) are declining at a rapid pace.
This has consequently led the governments, environmental agencies, and automobile manufacturers to develop modes of transport that run on alternate means. Electric vehicles are considered the most desirable option of all the alternative forms of vehicles. The support of the governments of various nations and revolutionary developments by the automakers can be credited for the growing prominence of Electric Vehicles in the automobile industry.
Several countries have pledged to ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles within the next two decades, with many others to follow. The Electric Vehicle Initiative launched in 2010 by some of the major countries across the globe is one of the many initiatives undertaken that are accelerating the growth rate of the market for EVs on a global scale.
The report defines and estimates the market size in terms of volume and the section on electric vehicle components market size has been provided in terms of value. The global electric vehicles market is estimated to reach 10,761.42 thousand units by 2026. The market is driven by a number of factors such as stringent governmental regulations in terms of emissions and fuel economy, growing demand for fuel efficient vehicles, and governmental initiatives such as tax benefits and subsidies to promote the sales of electric vehicles. However, there are certain challenges which are inhibiting the overall growth for the global electric vehicles market such as high initial cost and time required to charge the electric vehicles.