The market for battery electric vehicles

B. Schott1; A. Püttner1; M. Müller2    1 Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany2 University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany


There have been several attempts to introduce electric vehicles into the market. But today, in contrast to the past, we can observe an international market developing with a significantly growing number of electric vehicles on the road. By the end of 2013 the worldwide cumulative sales of pure and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles had already reached 400,000. In addition, hybrid vehicles, without external charging, passed cumulative sales of 6 million cars by the end of 2013. A lot of companies, from battery manufacturers to automotive ...

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