Global Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Surpassed 1 Million in 2017

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Through 2020, the market is projected to experience annual growth of around 38 percent

A new report from examines the global market conditions and regulatory policies for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), providing 10-year sales and population forecasts by powertrain type and scenario.

Recent developments in the PEV market, including the rollout of long-range battery EVs (BEVs) at sub-$40,000 price points, have positioned the segment for robust growth. Since PEVs were introduced in 2011, sales have experienced annual growth of 40 percent or more, and continued growth is expected. : According to a new report from , global PEV sales surpassed 1 million in 2017, and the market is projected to experience annual growth around 38 percent through 2020.

“Battery costs have shrunk dramatically in the last five years and promise to shrink further with the commercialization of solid-state batteries on the horizon,” says Scott Shepard, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “In addition, increasing regulatory pressure in Europe and China may well push the PEV market to the aggressive end of the forecast range regardless of oil prices.”

While most of the global market can expect robust growth in the near term, the outlook in the United States is less certain based on the potential for federal level policy changes. According to the report, if US fuel efficiency policies and government subsidies are relaxed or removed, the country will find it difficult to keep pace with other markets.

The report, , analyzes the global market conditions and regulatory policies for PEVs. The study examines the next decade of the PEV market with a specific focus on how government interventions, vehicle economics, infrastructure, and automation will affect new markets and subsequent growth of the PEV population. The study provides 10-year sales and population forecasts of major regions by PEV powertrain type: BEV and plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV). Forecasts are provided by segment under conservative, base, and aggressive scenarios alongside historical data on BEV, PHEV, and overall light duty vehicle sales. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the

Contact: Lindsay Funicello-Paul

+1.781.270.8456

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Market Data: EV Market Forecasts, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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