The coronavirus crisis has upended the transportation and energy industries, and a global recession could suppress demand as consumers put off purchases. The shift toward electric vehicles will continue nevertheless, industry executives predict.
Some speculate that demand could rise post-pandemic if people seek alternatives to crowded public transportation.
China has offered perks for electric two-wheeler manufacturers and imposed restrictions on sales of those that run on gasoline. More than 1.5 million electric two-wheelers were sold there last year, said Paul Blokland, director of Segment Y Automotive Intelligence, an automotive consulting company. Electric cars make up less than 5% of the car market in China today; electric two-wheelers comprise around 10%, of the motorcycle and scooter market, Segment Y estimates in the article posted by the Wall Street Journal.
India’s government has said it wants 30% of new vehicles to be electric in the next decade, and it has even higher goals for two-wheelers. In China, the IEA estimates 90% of two-wheelers will be electric by 2030.
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