An electric vehicle, EV, or electric car, has an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine for propulsion. There are three main types of electric vehicles: BEVs, or battery electric vehicles, PHEVs, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and HEVs, or hybrid electric vehicles. Battery Electric Vehicles are fully-electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries (no gasoline engine). Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles can recharge the battery through regenerative braking and “plugging in” to an external source of electrical power. Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) are powered by gasoline and electricity. EV´s first appeared in the mid 19th century, but internal combustion engines have been the dominant propulsion systems for the past 100 years. In the 21st century, EV´s reappeared strongly as a result of technological developments, investment in charging infrastructure and a focus on alternative sources of power, such as electricity and renewable energy. The EV market growth was especially accelerated by the launch of Tesla, led by Elon Musk, in 2008. Tesla EV market share is the largest in sales and is the main manufacturer of EV with 14% of EV market share in 2019.
Electric vehicle (EV) market growth is driven by the investments in battery developments, more accessibility in terms of prices, availability of new models and the development of charging infrastructure. The development of new renewable energy resources will drive customer interest to search for sustainable alternatives to gasoline and diesel in the transportation market. The investment in battery technology, charging infrastructure and the availability of a variety of models, will drive growth of the electric car market share over the total vehicle market. As a result of the development of new technology and offerings, the investment in charging infrastructure will provide the necessary environment for the electric vehicle market to grow.
Electric Car is a Developing market composed of many competitors. Tesla EV market share was the largest in 2019 in terms of manufacturing units and models sold. Tesla market share was 14.2% of the Electric Car manufacturing market in 2019. Tesla leads the EV market share with more than 367 thousand vehicles manufactured in 2019, and a target of 500 thousand vehicles in 2020. Tesla EV market share was the largest in terms of models sold during 2019 also. The "Tesla Model 3" was the most popular electric vehicle sold in 2019 with 14% of electric car market share. BYD market share was 8.9% of the market in 2019. BYD manufactured 229 thousand cars in 2019. The model "BYD Yuan / S2 EV'' was the 4th most popular electric vehicle sold during 2019 with 3% of Electric Vehicle market share. BAIC market share was 6.2% of the Electric Car market in 2019. BAIC manufactured 160 thousand cars in 2019. The model "BAIC EU-Series'' was the 2nd most popular model sold in 2019, with 5% of the electric car market share. SAIC market share was 5.3% of the Electric Car market in 2019. SAIC manufactured 138 thousand cars in 2019. The model "SAIC Baojun E-Series'' was the 5th most popular EV model sold in 2019, with 3% of global electric car market share. Although there are many competitors in the market, 54% of the electric car market share in manufacturing units was concentrated among the main 10 companies. In terms of sales, the top 5 models sold in 2019, concentrated 28% of the EV market share.
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