In terms of the development trend of current technologies and vehicle driving principles, electric vehicles can be divided into three categories: battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles. Since fuel cell electric vehicles are not widely put in commercial use, electric vehicles usually refer to battery electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles.
In terms of application fields, electric vehicles can be categorized into electric passenger vehicles and electric commercial vehicles. Electric passenger vehicles include battery electric vehicles for passengers and hybrid vehicles for passengers. Electric commercial vehicles include battery electric buses and electric special vehicles. Both of these two types of commercial vehicles are driven by electricity, which generates low noise with high driving stability.
According to the current electricity price and product oil price in China, battery electric vehicles spend less on operating costs than traditional oil-fuelled vehicles do, with high economic efficiency. However, battery electric vehicles are weak in endurance mileage, competitive battery price, supportive infrastructure of charging stations, etc. Therefore, hybrid vehicles are more suitable for the Chinese market. Hybrid vehicles can be categorized into ordinary hybrid vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Ordinary hybrid vehicles are those vehicles that are driven by traditional fuels and in the meanwhile are installed with storage batteries and electric motors. This design is aimed to improve low-speed power take-off and reduce fuel consumption. A plug-in hybrid vehicle (short for PHV) is a new type of hybrid vehicles, which has developed rapidly in recent years. On the one hand, this type of vehicle can be charged with plug-in battery power. This charging battery can further serve as the driving force. On the other hand, a combustion motor also works even if the charging battery runs out. This function makes endurance ability and practicability of plug-in hybrid vehicles superior to battery electric vehicles.
From the perspective of technology, hybrid vehicles share many advantages with electric vehicles and avoid some development bottlenecks of battery electric vehicles. Hybrid vehicles are good at saving energy, reducing emission and reducing costs. The current technology of hybrid vehicles is advanced enough to avoid incremental costs and energy waste. Hybrid vehicles operate mainly based on traditional driving modes and existing infrastructure.
Since 2014, China's Central Government has spared efforts to promote plug-in hybrid vehicles as the key products. The supplement standard is set on the basis of the capacity of power batteries. This standard also applies to hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles that are identified and subsidized in accordance with the capacity of batteries. In order to promote the development of electric vehicles, some local Chinese governments adopt measures such as presenting vehicle licenses (highest value of over USD 10,000) and subsidies. The rapid development of China's electric vehicle industry can be attributed to supports from government policies. In 2016, the production volume of electric vehicles in China reached 517 thousand and the sales volume reached 507 thousand, accounting for more than 40% of the global market shares.
The Chinese government has set goals on the purpose of reducing air pollution and increasing the competitiveness of domestic automobile manufacturers. It hopes that electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will have occupied one fifth (approximately 7 million) of the automobile sales volume in China by 2025. The government also requires that 8% of vehicles sold in China should be electric vehicles in 2018. This figure is expected to rise to 12% in 2020. It is estimated that the Chinese government will continue to directly subsidize the electric vehicle industry during 2018 and 2022, despite possible decreases in the average subsidy for each vehicle. Considering policies (e.g. vehicle purchase restrictions and traffic restrictions) issued by some local governments in China and relative low costs of electric vehicles, the CAGR of China's production and sales volume of electric vehicles is expected to remain over 15% during 2018 and 2022, far higher than the growth rate of the whole automobile industry.
Readers can acquire the following information or more through this report:
- Development Environment of Electric Vehicle Industry
- Supportive Policies of Chinese Government on Electric Vehicle Industry
- Analysis on Supply of Electric Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
- Market Demand for Electric Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
- Major Electric Vehicle Manufacturers in China
- Competition of Electric Vehicle Market in China
- Driving Forces and Market Opportunities in China Electric Vehicle Industry
- Risks and Challenges Faced by China Electric Vehicle Industry
- Forecast on Supply and Demand of Electric Vehicle Market in China, 2017-2021
Chapter ONE Basic Concept of Electric Vehicles
1.1 Definition and Classification of Electric Vehicles
1.2 Analysis on Electric Vehicle Industry Chain
1.2.1 Constitution of Electric Vehicle Industry Chain
1.2.2 Analysis on Electric Vehicle Components
1.2.3 Analysis on Suppliers of Electric Vehicle Components
1.3 Business Modes of Electric Vehicle Industry in China
1.3.1 Whole-vehicle Sales
1.3.2 Whole-vehicle Lease
1.3.3 Vehicle Sales (Excluding Battery) and Battery Lease
Chapter TWO Overview of Global Electric Vehicle Industry, 2013-2017
2.1 Overview of Development Environment of Electric Vehicles
2.1.1 Economic Environment
2.1.2 Policy Environment of Electric Vehicles
2.2 Analysis on Supply of Electric Vehicles Globally
2.3 Market Demand for Electric Vehicles Globally
Chapter THREE Overview of Electric Vehicle Industry in China, 2013-2017
3.1 Development Status of Automobile Industry in China
3.2 Development Status of Electric Vehicle Industry in China
3.3 Policy Environment of Electric Vehicle Industry in China
CHAPTER FOUR Analysis on Charging Facilities of Electric Vehicles in China, 2012-2021
4.1 Charging Station
4.1.1 Overview of Charging Station Sector
4.1.2 Major Investors of Charging Station
4.2 Charging Piles of Electric Vehicle
4.2.1 Overview of Charging Pile Market
4.2.2 Prospect of Charging Pile Market
CHAPTER FIVE Analysis on Electric Passenger Vehicle Industry in China, 2012-2021
5.1 Market of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) for Passengers
5.1.1 Production Status of BEV for Passengers
5.1.2 Demand Status of BEV for Passengers
5.2 Market of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) for Passengers
5.2.1 Production Status of PHEV for Passengers
5.2.2 Demand Status of PHEV for Passengers
Chapter SIX Analysis on Electric Commercial Vehicle Industry in China, 2012-2021
6.1 Market of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) for Commerce
6.1.1 Production Status of BEV for Commerce
6.1.2 Demand Status of BEV for Commerce
6.2 Market of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) for Commerce
6.2.1 Production Status of PHEV for Commerce
6.2.2 Demand Status of PHEV for Commerce
Chapter SEVEN Overview of New Energy Automobile Pilot Cities in China
7.1 First Round of New Energy Automobile Promotion and Demonstration Projects
7.2 Second Round of New Energy Automobile Promotion and Application Projects
Chapter EIGHT Major Electric Vehicle Manufacturers in China, 2016-2017
8.1 BYD Co., Ltd.
8.2 Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
8.3 BAIC Motor Co., Ltd.
8.4 ZOTYE Auto Group
8.5 Chery Automobile Co. Ltd.
8.6 SAIC Motor Co., Ltd.
8.7 Anhui JAC Co., Ltd.
8.8 Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd.
8.9 China Changan Automobile Group
8.10 Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd.
Chapter NINE Prospect of Electric Vehicle Industry in China, 2017-2021
9.1 Factors Influencing Development of the Industry
9.1.1 Driving Forces
9.1.2 Market Opportunities
9. 1.2 Risks and Challenges
9.2 Forecast on Development of Electric Vehicle Industry in China, 2017-2021
9.3 Forecast on Supply of Electric Vehicles in China, 2017-2021
9.4 Forecast on Demand for Electric Vehicles in China, 2017-2021
Chart Electric Vehicle Industry Chain
Chart Classification of Raw Materials of Electric Vehicles
Chart Classification of Components of Electric Vehicles
Chart Supportive Policies of Countries on Electric Vehicle Industry, 2017
Chart Global Production Volume of Electric Vehicles, 2012-2021
Chart Global Sales Volume of Electric Vehicles, 2012-2021
Chart TOP20 Automobile Brands of Global Electric Vehicle Sales in the First Half of 2017
Chart Production Volume of Electric Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Volume of Electric Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
Chart Constitution of China's Sales Volume of Electric Vehicles, 2016
Chart Policies Issued by China's Central Government on Electric Vehicle Industry
Chart Policies Issued by China's Local Governments on Electric Vehicle Industry
Chart Quantity of Electric Vehicle Charging Piles in China, 2012-2021
Chart Constitution of Electric Vehicle Charging Pile Market in China (by the End of September, 2017)
Chart Construction Status of Electric Vehicle Charging Piles in China (by the End of September, 2017)
Chart Production Volume of BEV for Passengers in China, 2013-2017
Chart Production Volume of PHEV for Passengers in China, 2013-2017
Chart Production Volume of BEV for Commerce in China, 2013-2017
Chart Production Volume of PHEV for Commerce in China, 2013-2017
Chart First Batch of New Energy Vehicle Demonstration Promotion Cities in China
Chart Sales Ranking of Electric Passenger Vehicle Manufacturers in China, 2016
Chart Sales Volume of Electric Passenger Vehicles of BYD, 2014-2016
Chart Sales Volume of Electric Passenger Vehicles of Geely, 2014-2016
Chart Sales Volume of Electric Passenger Vehicles of BAIC Motor, 2014-2016
Chart Sales Volume of Electric Passenger Vehicles of ZOTYE, 2014-2016
Chart Sales Volume of Electric Passenger Vehicles of Chery, 2014-2016
Chart New Projects of BEV for Passengers Proposed by 11 Chinese Enterprises
Chart Forecast on Sales Volume of Electric Vehicles in China, 2017-2021
- Anhui JAC Co., Ltd.
- BAIC Motor Co., Ltd.
- BYD Co., Ltd.
- Chery Automobile Co. Ltd.
- China Changan Automobile Group
- Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd.
- Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd.
- SAIC Motor Co., Ltd.
- ZOTYE Auto Group
- Zhejiang Geely Holding Group