Monthly Archives: October 2017
What can France tell the world about selling electric cars?
France plans to ban fossil-fuel-powered cars by 2040, and Paris has said it will ban them by 2030. However, only 2% of all cars sold in France in 2018 were fully electric and hybrid.
What is happening in France is a symbol of the global challenge facing electric vehicles. Although the technology of electric vehicles is improving and becoming more affordable, few consumers are aware of this progress. Misinformation about new technologies often slows down public acceptance and can be particularly detrimental to electric vehicles. There is no doubt that the misconceptions of French consumers are not limited to France, which means that automakers, dealers and governments around the world have the task of making electric vehicles as widely known as possible. Continue reading
By 2040, electric vehicles will dominate sales, reducing oil demand by 13 million barrels per day
Passenger car sales from ice have already reached a peak, and this development will have wide implications not only for the automotive sector, but also for oil and gas, metals and mining companies.
According to new research, electric vehicles should account for more than half of global passenger car sales by 2040 and completely dominate the bus market.
Sales of diesel and gasoline vehicles will continue to decline, according to Bloomberg NEF Electric Vehicle Outlook 2019 forecast. Continue reading