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Ten Electric Vehicle Predictions for 2013

Pike Research issues predictions for next year that also sees competition from compressed natural gas, along with growth of e-bike market in USA.

Published: 21-Dec-2012

> This year served as a litmus test for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), with critics asking the fundamental questions that will determine the future of PEV productions and use: Will there be any interest in buying electric cars? How will the issues around charging PEVs be resolved? Is production of PEVs cost-effective and sustainable? Early answers all point to “Yes,” but with some definite caveats.

In its new paper published today, Pike Research has presented ten predictions for PEVs in 2013, including that the sales will outpace the first year’s sales of hybrids, that electric bikes will begin to proliferate the market, and that Germany will lead the way for big PEV growth in Europe.

In 2013, Pike estimates that 210,000 PEVs will be sold around the world, with over 36 new models making debuts this year.


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