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Last orders! The EU calls time on patent No. 37435

On January 29, 1886, Carl Benz applied for a petrol-powered vehicle patent, which effectively democratised personal mobility up until today. With around 90 million new light vehicles fitted with an internal combustion engine entering the world's roads each year, 149 years since its birth, time will finally be called on patent 37435 across Europe. Last month the European Union (EU) effectively gave obituary writers a publication deadline for the humble ICE. A de facto ban across the 27-country region is set to be enforced by 2035, and thanks to the EU's first-mover status, the slow death of Mr Benz's creation isn't likely to stop there. Read More

Public AC charge points per 1000 passenger cars on the road

There are about 444,000 publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations in Europe by the end of the third quarter of 2022. This is an increase of 29% from the end of 2021. Read More

Top 10 electric vehicle sales (BEV + PHEV) in Europe Q3

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) saw a gain in market share in the third quarter of 2022 as sales remained strong. Currently, 11.9% of all passenger car registrations in the EU are BEVs (up from 9.8% in Q3 2021). Diesel and gasoline-powered cars still hold a 54.3% combined market share, despite losing market share. Read More

Charging Infrastructure Trends from Alternative Fueling

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator contains information on public and private nonresidential alternative fueling stations in the United States and Canada. Currently, the Station Locator tracks ethanol (E85), biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electric vehicle (EV) charging, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, and propane stations. Of all these types of fuel, EV charging continues to experience growing infrastructure and rapidly changing technology. This report aims to paint a picture of the state of EV charging infrastructure in the United States in the first calendar quarter of 2022 (Q1 2022). Read More

Top 10 countries with the most sold BEVs in Europe Q3 2022

Check out this overview covering the top 10 countries in Europe with the most sold Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in Q3 of 2022. Germany, Europe’s biggest automotive market, showed a rise in BEV sales from 84000 in Q2 to 105000 in Q3. Read More

Mondial de l’Auto – promised little, yet delivered lots

Look beyond the extremely diluted exhibitor list at only the second European Auto Show to take place since COVID struck in 2020, and the number of manufacturers is thinning out faster than a middle-aged man trying to comb over a receding hairline. Glancing over the attendees at this week's Paris show, one could have been forgiven for avoiding the struggle of travelling to a country of strikes and picket lines to reach the exhibition grounds in central Paris this week. Read More

CATL held its lead in the global EV battery storage market

CATL maintained its lead in the global battery storage market for electric vehicles delivered between January and August 2022. LG Energy Solution remained in second place, while SK On and Samsung SDI ranked fifth and sixth. Read More

BEV sales share lower then anticipated in Europe

In the first half of 2022, electric vehicles accounted for 11.1% in sales of the European market. This is lower than the second half of 2021 (13.3%), but still represents a little improvement over the 10.1% for the entire year 2021 (+0.9% gain). Read More

How China became the leading player in EV Batteries

Over the last decade, China has aggressively grown in the EV battery industry, capturing every stage of the supply chain to emerge as the dominating player in e-mobility. Large R&D investments, favourable government regulations, FDI inflows, and aggressive acquisition of raw material resources across geographies were critical facilitators of China's phenomenal rise in Li-ion batteries. Read More

Affordable evs and mass adoption: the industry challenge

The global market for battery electric vehicles has grown enormously in the past years. Both consumers and governments have become more aware of the immediate action needed to fight the climate crisis. As a consequence, OEMs all around the world have adapted their business models, focusing investment toward the development and production of new and enhanced EVs, instead of traditional ICE vehicles. However, EVs are often still more expensive than their ICE counterparts, slowing the adoption of EVs among entry-level consumers. This report analyzes government and industry efforts with current trends and market insights to help manufacturers in the collective effort to drive EV adoption across the globe. Read More