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Europe’s EV Production and Sales Set to Overtake China after the U.S.

In 2013, the number of electric cars produced in Europe came to around 0.11 million units. Just five years later, the figure increased to about 1.24 million units and accounted for about a quarter of the world’s production. The U.S., in comparison, held a share of 22%.  With numbers like those, it’s pretty apparent that Europe’s electric vehicle market is all set to overtake China, after the U.S. Previously, China was considered the hub of battery electric vehicles and the whole electric car movement. Now, it seems Europe is taking that position. According to a report from the consulting firm McKinsey, with a production of more than 1.7 million electric cars, Germany could be the world-market leader by 2021.  Currently, Norway holds the top spot in the list of countries with the ...

Why Car Manufacturers in Europe are Determined to Sell Electric Cars

Even though Europe is the second biggest market for electric cars after China, ahead of North America, but for many car manufacturers, they are still not selling enough electric cars. This is mostly because of Europe’s ambitious goal to become net neutral on carbon emissions by 2050.   As a result, car manufacturers are facing immense pressure to increase their electric car sales. Otherwise, they’ll have to bear hefty fines for not following the new emissions rules and guidelines, designed to address the growing issue of global warming.  According to the new rules, the European Union (EU) gave car manufacturers a goal. They had to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from their cars by 40% from the year 2007 to 2021.  Even though 2021 is just around the corner, these automakers are n...

Top 4 questions about electric cars

Electric cars have already entered the market and more producers are ready to introduce newer models to buyers who are hungry for better and cheaper e-cars. Thousands of articles have been written on the importance and benefits of electric vehicles. But, is the world ready for EVs? Here are four questions to determine the future of electric cars: #1 When Will Electric Cars Become Affordable? The term ‘affordable’ is unclear, let’s just say when will they be as affordable as a standard vehicle? It’s hard to predict but looking at the changing scenario, we can say it’s very much possible. Electric vehicles include some very expensive parts, the most important of which is the battery. It’s not only expensive to buy but it can be very costly to run and maint...

Most Buyers Enjoy Electric Vehicles

If you’re thinking about getting an e-vehicle, then AAA has some good news for you. According to a report published by AAA, owning an electric vehicles costs only about $600 more (per year) than owning a conventional car. This is very important because EV’s are considered a lot more expensive to own than traditional cars. What Does the Report Say According to the report, most EV owners were not sure about purchasing their first electric vehicle. Most had concerns such as a lack of charging stations and inability to cover long distances. While the number of EVs on the road is gradually increasing, some buyers are still apprehensive of investing in an EV due to such concerns. “Although 40 million Americans have shown interest in buying electric for their next car, actual adoption...