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Electric-vehicle production worldwide to surge 67% in 2014

Global of electric vehicles will 67% in 2014, according (David / Los)

Attention electric 2014 will be good to

That’s the prediction from IHS which said Tuesday it global production of EVs and plug-in EVs (PHEVs) to rise 67% this That compares with a 3.6% increase in the production of all globally.

Several key factors for the expected increase in electric

“European emissions standards are in the second half of this Ben Scott, an analyst for IHS Automotive, in a statement. “At the same he added, European automakers are compelling new EV models.”

Those new to the EV landscape include BMW’s i3 city car and i8 PHEV sports the Audi A3 E-tron PHEV, B-Class EV and Volkswagen E-Up EV won’t be sold in the U.S.).

This means more 403,000 electrified vehicles are to be built in 2014, up from in 2013. The 2013 figure was a 44% rise from a year IHS reported.

With so many new models flooding the marketplace, the Middle East and Africa is expected to build 40% of all EVs in 2014. will build an additional while the U.S. will about 27% of all EVs in the world, IHS said.

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Much of that U.S. is made up by the Nissan Leaf, Volt, Tesla Model S, and C-Max plug-in hybrid.

As increases, prices of EVs should to fall. The Nissan Leaf is cheaper in 2014 than the car was in 2012, the IHS report said. The drop was crucial to the Leaf’s rise in popularity in the U.S. in 2013 were up 130% 2012.

In the search for more the Chevy Volt, Honda Fit EV, 500e, Ford Focus EV and version of the Toyota Prius all saw sticker prices drop in “Price is the main reason why of these vehicles hasn’t as high as expected, so incentives are if countries are serious about the of such vehicles,” the IHS report

Cheaper battery technology A price war between lithium-ion LG (in the Chevy Volt) and Panasonic (in the Model S) is helping, and Samsung is the fray by building a battery for the BMW i3 and 500e.

China is another driver of global popularity. The country is government-sponsored mandates to drive of these cars in an effort to China’s significant pollution and the adverse health and economic it’s having. The city of is limiting sales of new cars also deploying 20,000 EVs in and a total of 170,000 EVs by 2017, the IHS said.

Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto

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