International eMobility Developments and News

Market Brief: Electric Mobility in Germany (2016). As of January 2016, 45.07 million passenger cars were registered in Germany, including 25,502 battery electric vehicles and 130,365 hybrid electric vehicles (this includes plug-in hybrids). While the absolute number of electric vehicles (EVs) is still marginal, the EV segment shows by far the highest and most promising growth rates amongst all vehicle segments. Read the full report.

Market Brief: Electric Mobility in France (2016). With France playing a lead role in addressing climate change after the successful COP 21 Climate Conference in France in December 2015, the pressure is on for French manufacturers to design lighter and more energy efficient vehicles for the French consumers and beyond. Manufacturers can predict that European and French regulators will continue to regulate emissions for diesel and internal combustion engines, driving more investments for electric vehicles. Read the full report.

The new 2014-2015 edition of “eMobility in Europe” Resource Guide is now available! This collection of market overviews provides U.S. exporters of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and related products a first quick overview of trends and developments in Europe’s dynamic mobility and transportation industry.

To download a preview (in PDF format), please click here. To obtain a complimentary FULL copy, contact your local US Commercial Service Specialist.

France: Overview of the Hybrid Vehicles Market in France (August 2013). The French government’s plans for the automobile market clearly demonstrate its commitment to developing a true French bastion for electric vehicles. This commitment and encouragement is vital for the creation of the electric vehicle market which will, in a short time, be essentially a professional market. Read the full report.

American and European Standards Organizations Agree to Strengthen Transatlantic Cooperation on Standards for Electric Vehicles (December 2012). Cooperation on eMobility standardization was the focus of discussion during a Transatlantic Roundtable organized by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which took place in Brussels on November 28-29. Read the full press release.

European Union: E - Vehicle Policies and Requirements (August 2012). As a new and emerging market segment, the European e-vehicles1 sector may offer substantial opportunities for U.S. exporters. President Obama has set a goal to have one million electric vehicles on US roads by 2015. The EU has set an equally ambitious goal of getting 6 million e-vehicles on the road by 2020. Studies from the European Commission (EC) and other sources indicate that by 2020 e-vehicles will represent between 1% and 5% of cars sold annually in the European Market. Read the full report.

Commission makes €24.2 million available to the development of electromobility in Europe. The European Commission will support a cross-European electromobility initiative, Green eMotion, worth €41.8 million, in partnership with forty two partners from the industries, utilities, electric car manufacturers, municipalities, universities and technology and research institutions. The aim of the initiative is to exchange and develop know-how and experience in selected regions within Europe as well as facilitate the market roll-out of electric vehicles in Europe. The Commission will make €24.2 million available to finance part of the initiative's activities. More . . .

November 2011. U.S. Electric Motorcycle Tax Incentives. The United States is offering a range of tax incentives and rebates for purchases of electric vehicles. Full details are available here:

December 2010. U.S. Commercial Service's Automotive Team is pleased to present the Electric Automotive Market Guide - a new publication providing an overview of EV markets in 21 European countries.

EV Guide

To download a complimentary copy (in PDF format), click here

Portugal:  Opportunities for Electric Vehicles, Parts and Systems (August 2010) . The Portuguese government has been taking measures over the last couple of years to reduce its dependency on foreign energy and promote the local production of energy using clean energy.

Another important step to free Portugal from foreign energy imports is promoting green transport by developing the necessary infrastructure to supply and charge electrical vehicles and adopted any government incentives to encourage the purchase and usage of green vehicles in Portugal.

According to government officials, the sale of electrical vehicles should grow over the next decade, where it is estimated to reach 800.000 vehicles or 10 percent of electrical cars by 2020.

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 Croatia: Opportunities for Electric Vehicles, Parts and Systems (July 2010). Notwithstanding the media attention, the usage of electric vehicles in Croatia has not spread beyond a few individual enthusiasts and there are very few businesses involved in related production. Toyota Prius was the first widely recognized and well-accepted hybrid, but its sales in Croatia are very low and Croatia is very far from having a feasible plan to support the introduction of EVs. All of this could change abruptly should Croatia’s first EV succeed in the international market. For more information: Click Here

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