The number of electric vehicles around the world rose to 5.6 million last year. The global market grew by 75 percent compared with 2017, and it will continue to accelerate. This is also reflected in the current market overview from the Power2Drive Europe exhibition. The number of suppliers and the range of wall boxes, charging stations, carports and services relating to electric mobility have grown significantly. The trade magazine “photovoltaik” is the media partner of the latest Charging Systems Market Overview.
The current market overview is published in English and presents around 90 charging stations, wall boxes and versatile charging cables that are currently available. Alongside charging technology, the market overview also covers planning tools used to integrate e-mobility into solar self-consumption systems for buildings and solar carports.
Thank you to all our exhibitors, visitors and partners for making Power2Drive Europe 2018 such a big success. In the Post Show Report you will find the detailed results of the visitor and exhibitor survey of Power2Drive Europe 2018.
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The Global EV Outlook published by OECD and IEA in 2017 mentions that in 2016 the global electric car stock reached 2 million vehicles (after surpassing 1 million in 2015). China became for the first time the country with the largest electric car stock - followed by the United States.
Based on country targets, announcements of OEMs and scenarios of EV deployments IEA indicates that the electric car stock will probably range between 9 million and 20 million by 2020 and between 40 million and 70 million by 2025.
Published by IRENA in 2017 the Electric Vehicles Technology Brief focus on the technology status of EVs - both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), electric vehicles charging and the interaction with electricity grids and electric vehicle market projections.
The role of demand-side-management that can improve the integration of renewable power or smart charging systems that manage an efficient charging process are discussed.
In their study An integrated perspective on the future of mobility (Oct 2016) McKinsey & Company and Bloomberg New Energy Finance point out that “the mobility systems of the future are likely to be very different from what exists in most of the world today”. They identified three core mobility trends: vehicle electrification, shared mobility and autonomous driving.
According to the authors over the past five years the global electric vehicle sales have risen significantly due to “purchase subsidies, falling battery costs, fuel economy regulations, growing commitments from car companies, and rising interest from consumers”. In 2015 global sales grew by 60 percent to nearly 450,000 from 50,000 in 2011.