COVID-19's Affect on the Global Electric Vehicle Sector, 2019-2025: Analysis of Battery, Plug-in Hybrid, and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

DUBLIN, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Electric Vehicle Industry" report has been added to's offering.

Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Electric Vehicle Industry, Deviation & Trends Analysis Report: Segmentation (Battery Electric Vehicles, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and Hybrid Electric Vehicles)

Owing to the stringent emission regulations, there is an increasing demand for electric vehicles as it reduces emission and lowers fuel cost. Under the Energy Policy Act of 1992, hydrogen is considered an alternative fuel and eligible for alternative fuel vehicle tax credits. Increasing consumer awareness regarding greener alternatives has led to the adoption of electric vehicles. As per the International Energy Agency (IEA), the global electric passenger car stock surpassed 5 million in 2018, which represented a rise of 63% from 2017.

In 2018, China accounted for the largest share of nearly 45% in the global electric cars on the road, which is 2.3 million, followed by Europe (24% of the global fleet) and the US (22% of the global fleet). With the rise in the demand for electric vehicles and stringent emission norms, the automakers have shifted their focus towards the development of electric vehicles as an opportunistic approach to growth within a defined area. Hyundai Motor Group, a South Korean automotive company is focusing on electric vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells. In addition, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp. are also focusing on hydrogen FCEVs.

However, the global automobile industry is facing a slowdown due to the lockdown in several countries amid the coronavirus outbreak, which in turn, is restricted to the production of electric vehicles. In February 2020, the automobile industry sales plunged 79% in China due to the coronavirus outbreak. Shenzhen electric vehicle manufacturer, BYD Auto Co. Ltd. sold 5,501 cars in February 2020, 79.5% decline year on year, and another Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, Nio Inc. delivered 707 cars in February 2020, declined 12.8% year on year.

As a result, the automakers in China appealed the government to support industry-wide sales through measures, such as encourage sales in rural markets, reduction in sales tax on smaller vehicles, and decrease in requirements for vehicle emissions. In March 2019, the Chinese government had declared a plan to scale back subsidies on electric vehicles to promote domestic players to rely on innovation as compared to government support. This is also a major factor for decline in the demand for electric vehicles in the country. China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) called for authorities to increase subsidies for new energy vehicles, increase investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and reduce limitations on the number of consumers in big cities who can buy eco-friendly cars. Such kinds of measures may rebound auto sales of Chinese firms in the third quarter of 2020.

Based on types of electric vehicles, the global electric vehicle industry is classified into battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles. The production of battery electric vehicles is being significantly affected by COVID-19 epidemics due to disruption in the supply chain process. China and South Korea are some major countries with major electric vehicle battery manufacturers, including Contemporary Amperex Technology (China), BYD Co. Ltd. (China), and LG Chem Ltd. The coronavirus outbreak has significantly affected their industrial capability to produce electric vehicle batteries that may have interrupted the global production of battery electric vehicles.

The operations of some crucial companies affected by coronavirus epidemics include Nissan Motor Co., Kia Motors Corp., BMW AG, Nissan Motor Co., Daimler AG, and Tesla, Inc. Most of these companies have shut down their automobile production facilities and shifted their focus towards the manufacturing of personal protective equipment. For instance, Daimler and Volkswagen declared recently that they will temporarily shut down production of vehicle and engine at its factories in Europe due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The report covers:

    --  A comprehensive research methodology of global electric vehicle
    --  A detailed and extensive market overview with key analyst insights.
    --  An exhaustive analysis of macro and micro factors influencing the market
        guided by key recommendations.
    --  Analysis of regional regulations and other government policies impacting
        global electric vehicle industry.
    --  Insights about market determinants which are stimulating the global
        electric vehicle industry.
    --  Detailed and extensive market segments with regional distribution of
        forecasted revenues.
    --  Extensive profiles and recent developments of market players.

Key Topics Covered

1. Report Summary
1.1. Research Methods and Tools

2. Market Overview and Insights
2.1. Scope of the Report
2.2. Analyst Insight & Current Market Trends
2.2.1. Key Findings
2.2.2. Recommendations
2.2.3. Conclusion
2.3. Demand & Supply Analysis
2.4. Government Support/Bailout Packages for Automobile Industry

3. Industry Overview
3.1. Historical market growth estimation in electric vehicle industry excluding COVID-19 pandemic effect
3.2. Deviations in the electric vehicle industry growth rate due to COVID-19 pandemic effect

4. Industrial Segmentation
4.1. Battery Electric Vehicles
4.2. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
4.3. Hybrid Electric Vehicles

5. Impact of COVID-19 on Major Economies
5.1. North America
5.1.1. United States
5.1.2. Canada
5.2. Europe
5.2.1. UK
5.2.2. Germany
5.2.3. Italy
5.2.4. Spain
5.2.5. France
5.2.6. Rest of Europe
5.3. Asia-Pacific
5.3.1. China
5.3.2. India
5.3.3. Japan
5.3.4. Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4. Rest of the World
5.4.1. Middle East & Africa
5.4.2. Latin America

6. Company Profiles

    --  AB Volvo
    --  Audi AG
    --  BAIC Group
    --  BMW AG
    --  BYD Auto Co. Ltd.
    --  Daimler AG
    --  Ford Motor Co.
    --  General Motors Co.
    --  Groupe PSA
    --  Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
    --  Hyundai Motor Co.
    --  Kia Motors Corp.
    --  NIO Co. Ltd.
    --  Nissan Motor Co.
    --  Tesla, Inc.
    --  Volkswagen AG

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