It’s no secret that China is leading the charge when it comes to electric cars. With the largest EV market in the world, it’s no surprise Chinese manufacturers are now turning their attention to Europe. The streets of Europe are quickly being filled with Chinese electric cars and they come with a promise of a greener future. In this article, we will explore why Chinese manufacturers are targeting the European market and how they plan to make their mark in the region. We will also look at some of the challenges they face in this new endeavor and how they can overcome them.
The Increasing Popularity of Electric Cars in China
Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular in China, with sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) rising rapidly. In 2016, NEV sales in China increased by 64% to reach 468,000 units, and they are expected to continue growing in the coming years (1).
A number of factors are driving this growth in electric car sales. Firstly, the Chinese government is strongly promoting the adoption of NEVs as part of its efforts to improve air quality and reduce reliance on imported oil. It has set ambitious targets for NEV sales and offers a range of subsidies and other incentives to encourage consumers to buy electric cars. Secondly, Chinese automakers are investing heavily in electric vehicle technology, and are offering a growing number of affordable models that meet consumer needs. And thirdly, Chinese consumers are becoming more aware of the benefits of electric cars – such as lower running costs and environmental friendliness – and are increasingly willing to consider them as an alternative to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.
In Europe, too, electric cars are gaining popularity, with sales increasing by 37% in 2016 (2). This is partly due to the growing number of Chinese-made NEVs that are being sold in Europe – including a number of models that were designed specifically for the European market. But it is also due to the fact that European consumers are becoming more open to the idea of electric cars as a viable transportation option.
So why exactly are Chinese electric cars so popular in Europe? There are
The Chinese Government’s Push for Electric Cars
As the world’s largest producer of cars and a major market for oil, China has been under pressure to clean up its vehicle emissions. The Chinese government has responded by investing heavily in electric car production and infrastructure. As a result, Chinese electric cars are starting to fill European streets.
The Chinese government’s push for electric cars is part of its larger effort to improve air quality and reduce dependence on imported oil. Beijing has set a goal of having 5 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. To meet this target, the government is providing subsidies of up to 60% of the purchase price of an electric car. It is also investing in charging infrastructure and working with automakers to increase production.
As a result of these efforts, Chinese electric cars are becoming increasingly popular in Europe. In 2017, sales of Chinese EVs in Europe more than tripled to over 50,000 units. This trend is expected to continue as prices come down and range anxiety diminishes.
The Impact of Electric Cars on the Environment
Electric cars are often touted as being more environmentally friendly than traditional petrol or diesel cars. But how much difference do they really make?
In China, electric cars are becoming increasingly popular, with sales growing by 50% in 2016. And it’s not just China – sales of electric cars are increasing all over the world, with Europe seeing a particular surge in demand.
Part of the reason for this is that electric cars are seen as being more environmentally friendly than traditional petrol or diesel cars. But how much difference do they really make?
There are a few different ways to measure the environmental impact of electric cars. One way is to look at their ‘lifecycle emissions’, which takes into account not only the emissions from running the car, but also manufacturing and disposal.
Another way is to just look at the ‘tailpipe emissions’ – that is, the emissions from running the car. This doesn’t take into account manufacturing and disposal, but it’s still a useful way to compare different types of car.
When it comes to lifecycle emissions, electric cars are generally much better than petrol or diesel cars. In fact, depending on where you live and what kind of electricity is used to charge them, they can be up to 99% cleaner than petrol or diesel cars.
The main reason for this is that electric cars don’t produce any tailpipe emissions themselves. The electricity
European Cities Embrace Electric Cars
Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular in European cities as people look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Cities like London, Paris, and Berlin have all seen a significant increase in the number of electric cars on their streets in recent years.
The reason for this is twofold. First, electric cars are much more environmentally friendly than traditional petrol or diesel vehicles. Second, the cost of running an electric car is significantly cheaper than a gas-powered car, especially when you factor in things like the cost of petrol or diesel, servicing, and repairs.
As more and more people become aware of the benefits of electric cars, it’s likely that we’ll see even more of them on European streets in the years to come.