E-car demand growing, global market hits 740,000 units
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing around the world fairly rapidly, according to new analysis from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research — with more than 320,000 new EV registrations in 2014, bringing the total global market up to 740,000 vehicles.
Alongside that, battery suppliers saw strong growth — with total revenue hitting €2 billion ($2.17 billion), according the German research company behind the analysis.
The majority of this somewhat rapid growth is the result of just a few companies leading the charge, so to speak — these companies are mostly those you would expect: Nissan, Tesla, and Mitsubishi, amongst others.