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All key manufacturers are increasing their plans to produce electric vehicles in the coming years; by 2025, cars on electricity are likely to become mainstream.
All experts in the world of cars are closely following the development of electric cars. Such cars will certainly become one of the main trends in the auto industry in 2017 and will continue to shape its development for many years to come. Electric cars are still in their infancy and account for less than 1% of the total number of cars in the world. Previously, experts believed that by 2025 the number of electric vehicles on the road will increase to 4%, but the latest data show that this type of car will become more or less mainstream by this date. The Economist explains why a fuel-free future is coming sooner than we expected.
While EVs account for a tiny fraction of the total car market, they have become a hugely popular innovation. They were so popular with consumers that this year the largest electric vehicle manufacturers announced significant expansion of production. Following the production, forecasts also crept up: Morgan Stanley predicts that by 2025 the auto industry will sell 7 million electric vehicles a year. Experts at Exane BNP Paribas believe that by the same date, electric vehicles will make up 11% of the total number of cars. However, the electric vehicle industry is developing so rapidly that these forecasts may soon become outdated: consumers in particular may be attracted to electric vehicles by the battery power amplifications that manufacturers will soon present.
What are the manufacturers' forecasts? Ford boss Mark Fields believes that the era of electric cars is about to come and that in 15 years there will be more cars on the road with electricity than cars with fuel. To reinforce this optimism, Ford plans to launch 13 new electric vehicles over the next 5 years. Volkswagen has even more ambitious plans: the German company plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles by 2025. Volkswagen's main competitor in Germany, Daimler, also plans to increase sales of electric vehicles to one-fifth of the total.
Electric vehicles managed to get ahead faster than experts expected due to two factors. Firstly, it is increasingly difficult for auto manufacturers to cope with regulations in the area of carbon dioxide emissions: regulations in this category are becoming more stringent in such large markets as Europe and China, and the auto industry is not ready for the regulations that these regions may impose by 2025. ... Second, the cost of batteries for electric vehicles will continue to decline in the coming years thanks to new developments. According to analysts, by 2020, thanks to the low cost of batteries, it will be possible to own an electric car in Europe for the same price as a regular car. Electric cars will cease to be a choice for wealthy consumers who care about the environment, and will go to the masses.
Improvede batteries will help electric vehicles overcome another barrier that has held them back from entering the wider market. With new-generation batteries, by 2020, an electric car worth about $ 30,000 will be able to travel almost 500 kilometers without recharging, although now such cars can only withstand 161 kilometers. Along with batteries, the necessary infrastructure is developing to keep a large number of electric vehicles on the road. For example, in the US in 2016, the number of charging stations for electric vehicles increased by 25%.
So far, electric vehicles do not bring profit to manufacturers due to the high cost of batteries. General Motors, for example, loses about $ 9,000 on every electric vehicle it sells. Renault-Nissan, the largest electric vehicle manufacturer today, also loses money annually in this area. The main costs in this area are related to new developments: in order to release 10 new models of electric vehicles by 2025, Daimler will have to spend more than € 10 billion on research and development. However, the automotive industry knows that this is a short-term loss, and in the future they will be able to make electric vehicles profitable and at the same time get rid of the need to pay billions to fight carbon dioxide.