Global electric cars sales expected to stall until 2025

Internal combustion engines are not going away anytime soon, particularly as fuel effectiveness and functionality specifications carry on to enhance, according to KPMG’s 13th annual Worldwide Automotive Executive Survey. Nonetheless, automakers are expected to pump investment into electric engineering as portion of their extended-term method.

“The require for new electric propulsion engineering is nevertheless top rated of mind for car executives about the planet offered the demand that will be felt in the emerging markets,” said Peter Hatges, Partner, KPMG and Lead of KPMG’s Automotive practice. “Automotive companies will carry on to invest heavily in electric propulsion and will perform a leadership role in the improvement of these emerging technologies going forward. The race is on, but there is no clear winner at this point.”


The Global Automotive survey located that:

  • Electromobility is not predicted to exceed 15 % of new auto registrations globally by 2025.
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  • Executives in North America and Western Europe expect even less adoption of electromobility in the short-phrase, projecting e-automobiles will only account for 6-10 % of world-wide annual sales.
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  • Almost two-thirds say that optimization of the internal combustion engine gives greater efficiency and the most possible for carbon emission reduction than the current technologies over the following 5 years.
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Although the market continues to weigh the advantages and difficulties of different electrified fuel technologies, the ownership of the e-parts area (battery management and chemistry, power electronics, e-motors, battery cells and packs, etc.) will draw extreme competition among original gear suppliers (OEMs) and suppliers. Fifty-4 % of respondents stated that electric element suppliers will gain a larger part by 2025 and 40 % of respondents predict that OEMs will lead in that region in addition to conventional power train technologies.

“Electromobility is a colossal situation for the business,” said Hatges. “The key automotive players must have a clearer vision on this, even even though how and when entirely electric automobiles will be a reality is dependent on a variety of complicated and interrelated elements.”

For the KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey 2012, KPMG interviewed 200 C-class worldwide automotive executives, like 25 from North America, representing car manufacturers and suppliers, from October through November 2011. KPMG has released an annual survey of automotive executives expressing their views on the state of the market considering that 1999.

As reported by KPMG

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