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Strategic Outlook of the Global Electric Vehicle Market for 2016

  • ID: 3639917
  • Report
  • March 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 71 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
China Will Emerge the Leader with over 47% of the Market in 2016


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This outlook presents the current electric vehicle (EV) market trends and provides an overview of the 2016 landscape. The research covers trends across Europe, North America, China, and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. Additional content focuses on EV sales in 2015 by region and segment, and estimates the market for 2016. It also offers a brief outline of the EV market to 2020. The study further discusses EV charging infrastructure trends across different geographies. Key conclusions and a future outlook of the market conclude the research. The base year for analysis is 2015 and forecasts extend to 2020.

Key Highlights

- Europe has become the largest market for plugin hybrid and electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles, experiencing a growth of X% in 2015. Government incentives and exemption on registration are the main drivers for growth in Europe.

- Over X plugin hybrid and electric vehicles were sold globally, compared to in 2014. Approximately X% of the sales were of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), followed by plugin hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with X%, and extended-range electric vehicles (eREVs) with X%.

- The sales of electric vehicles declined in the United States due to factors such as a decline in oil prices and the announcement of new models to be launched in 2016. The new-generation EVs such as Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt are to be launched in 2016 with upgraded battery packs and increased range.

- Over models of BEVs and PHEVs were launched globally in 2015. Over X models were launched in Europe and the rest in the United States and China. About X% of the models launched were PHEVs; the remaining were BEVs.

- The Volkswagen scandal has hinted to restarting the electric mobility programs; revised incentives and schemes were announced. For example, in Berlin, emphasis is on building charging stations for the convenience of electric vehicles while driving on the road.

Predictions for 2016

- In 2016, approximately X plugin hybrid and electric vehicles are likely to be sold globally. China will lead, with over X% market share, followed by Europe with over X%.

- China will focus on increasing the growth of plugin hybrid and electric vehicles by not only availing cash incentives and subsidies, but also by subsidizing the maintenance and construction of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

- The electric vehicle market in the United States will regain a stable growth rate post-2016, as there will be a number of upgraded model launches for which the market has been looking forward. About upgraded models will be launched in 2016.

- The Volkswagen Group’s DieselGate will have a positive impact on the market for electric vehicles. The effect has been on the Volkswagen group itself, which plans to launch a number of plugin hybrid and electric vehicles in next years.

- Tesla will manufacture vehicles in various regions, including China and India. In China, Tesla will manufacture Model E; it will also set up a battery manufacturing plant in India.
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1. Executive Summary
  • 2015 Key Highlights
  • 2015 - 2016 EV Industry Senior Management Top-of-Mind Issues
  • 2016 Top 5 Predictions
  • EV Sales 2015
  • Electric Vehicle Growth Analysis by Country 2015
  • AC Existing Charging Points - Level 1 and Level 2
  • Existing Charging Infrastructure
  • Key Conclusions and 2016 Outlook
2. Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
  • Research Scope
  • Research Aim and Objectives
3. Definitions
  • Electric Vehicle Segmentation
4. 2015 Highlights and Major Global Electric Vehicle Trends
  • 2015 Key Highlights
  • Key Highlights
5. Global Electric Vehicle Market Outlook 2016
  • EV Market - Top 10 Predictions for 2016
  • A Three-Pronged Push Towards Electric Vehicles
  • OEM Launch Plans
  • Scenario Analysis on Electric Vehicle Adoption
  • EV Sales for 2015
  • Sales Forecast by Region and Technology
  • Unit Shipment Forecast by OEM - 2015 vs. 2016
  • Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Overview of Global Powertrain Market
  • Electric Vehicle Growth Analysis by Country 2015
  • Unit Shipment Forecast Scenario Analysis
  • Range vs. Price - PHEV
  • Range vs. Price - BEV
  • Top 5 Selling Models in 2015
  • Model Launches and Start-ups in China
  • Case Study - Faraday Future
  • Volkswagen Group - Post DieselGate
6. Regional Highlights
  • Top 5 Models Sold in Europe
  • The United States
  • Japan
  • China
7. Electric Vehicles vs. Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • Futuristic Approach by Leading OEMs
  • Fuel Cells and Electric Vehicles
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • Hydrogen Infrastructure
8. Electric Vehicle Incentives and Subsidies
  • Electric Vehicle Incentives - US
  • Electric Vehicle Incentives - Europe
  • New Energy Policy in China - Highlights
9. Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
  • EV Charging Infrastructure - North America
  • EV Charging Infrastructure - Europe
  • AC Existing Charging Points - Level 1 and Level 2
  • DC Existing Charging Infrastructure - CHAdeMO
  • Existing Charging Infrastructure - Europe
  • Existing DC Charging Infrastructure - CHAdeMO vs. Combo
10. Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Key Conclusions and 2016 Outlook
  • Legal Disclaimer
11. Appendix
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