Small Electric Vehicle Market - Global Industry Analysis

Small Electric Vehicle Market By Vehicle Drive Type (Front Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive, and All Wheel Drive), By Technology (Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Battery Electric Vehicle, and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle), By Vehicle Type (2 or 3-Wheeler, Passenger Cars, and Light Commercial Vehicle), By Vehicle Class (Luxury and Mid-Priced), and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Size, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2022 – 2028

Published Date: 30-Jun-2022 Category: Automotive Report Format : PDF Pages: 255 Report Code: ZMR-3293 Status : Published

The global small electric vehicle market size was worth around $164 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around $750 billion by 2028 at a CAGR rate of 12% over the forecast period.

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Industry Prospective

The global small electric vehicle market size was worth around $164 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around $750 billion by 2028 at a CAGR rate of 12% over the forecast period. In this report, we will cover the full overview, growth drivers, opportunities, and obstacles of the rigid packaging market from 2022 -to 2028

Small Electric Vehicle Market: Overview

Small electric vehicles are a fitting solution to future urban traffic problems. They run on electric motors that require battery power to operate. The batteries range from lithium-ion, molten salt to zinc-air and nickel-based designs. They also evade and reduce environmental pollution by replacing conventional vehicles.

There have been multiple innovations in this arena which has catapulted it to fame all over the world. It gives higher mileage, provides fuel economy, and radiates lesser carbon emissions. Home-charging facility and smoother driving instances are additional advantages of the same.

The benefits of small electric vehicles over conventional vehicles lie in their operational cost and fuel power. The cost associated with its routine maintenance is much cheaper and it relies on electric power rather than fuel power which is economical relatively. These vehicles are also small in structure and petite for easy leverage. Small electric vehicles are smaller and lighter than normal conventional vehicles and are suited for city driving amidst heavy traffic. These vehicles don’t run the risk of sudden oil depletion as they are charged prior to use and can go on for miles depending on the battery power.

Global Small Electric Vehicle Market

Covid-19 Impact:

Covid-19 had a negative effect on all automotive markets. This includes the small electric vehicles market as well. The commutation of the people across the world came down because of the intermittent lockdowns which hampered the market growth in extremes. The remote working culture also reduced the demand for electric vehicles to a large extent. Apart from this, the manufacturing and supply rate of EVs came down because of the shift in consumer preference for essential products. Global demand was also affected seriously due to international travel bans during that period.

Small Electric Vehicle Market: Growth Drivers

Factors like fuel efficiency, high performance, low emissions combined with Government’s support for EVs induce market growth

Advantages of electric vehicles like fuel efficiency, high performance, and low emission drive market growth exclusively. People’s higher accommodation towards electric vehicle models aids the global small electric vehicle market promptly. Apart from this, Government’s regulation and zero tolerance on emission vehicles trigger higher demand for electric vehicles to a larger extent. The government is also keen on launching charging stations and developing infrastructures conducive to the usage of electric vehicles in the near future. This has instigated a global demand along with catapulting the values of the market.

The emanating pollution and emissions from conventional vehicles have resulted in global warming and environmental hazards. The automotive industry has come up with an effective solution by bringing forth battery-dependent vehicles as an alternative to fuel vehicles. This factor has improved the supply rate of electric vehicles by augmenting growth in the global market.

Apart from all this, government subsidies for purchasing electric cars have influenced people to a large extent to leverage EV cars more than conventional vehicles. Hence there is a growing trend of electric cars across the world which aids market growth during the forecast period.

Small Electric Vehicles Market: Restraints

High manufacturing costs, lack of charging infrastructure, and range anxiety hinder the market growth

The expense that will be associated with the implementation of infrastructures to aid the leverage of electric vehicles along with its maintenance cost hamper market growth. The poor durability of charge in batteries causes frequent charging of the vehicles which require amenities and equipment needed for it. The cost of batteries, equipment, and installation of infrastructure needed for EV vehicles impacts the growth of the market negatively.

Small Electric Vehicle Market: Opportunities

Technological advancement, government support, and rising innovations in EV industries provide opportunities for the market growth

The technological advancement and the implementation of communication technologies in charging stations would provide excellent opportunities for market growth. Apart from this, Government initiatives to curtail the CO2 emission from conventional vehicles will turn the focus of the people towards electric vehicles which will trigger opportunities for the market. A potential innovation of self-driving electric vehicle technology will provide a lucrative opportunity for the global electric vehicle market expansion.

Small Electric Vehicle Market: Challenges

Building the infrastructure needed to satisfy the growing demand for electric vehicles poses a challenge to the global market

Government policies to launch charging stations and build infrastructure conducive to the leverage of EVs leads to a massive demand for these vehicles. The charging wires and equipment would be needed in abundance to provide for all the EV consumers. The depletion of conventional fuels has led to a drift toward fuel-efficient vehicles surging the demand for electric vehicles. Installation of infrastructures and providing sufficient equipment to satisfy these excessive demands would be a challenge.

Cost of infrastructures batteries and charging equipment poses a challenge for market growth

The logistic expense associated with building infrastructures and providing equipment for charging is on the higher side. This factor affects affordability while also bringing down the supply rate to some extent. This poses a challenge for the market as its effective leverage would also be affected because of this.

Small Electric Vehicle Market: Segmentation

The global small electric vehicle market in this research analysis is divided into vehicle type, technology, vehicle class, vehicle drive type, and region. The vehicle type is classified as 2 or 3-wheeler, passenger cars, and light commercial vehicles. The technology includes hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles. The vehicle class comprises luxury and mid-priced. The vehicle drive type is divided into front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive.

Recent Developments

  • In July 2020, BSES Yamuna Power Limited and EV motors built electric vehicle charging stations in multitudes.
  • In July 2021, ChargePoint Holdings, INC., acquired an E-mobility provider with a European Software Platform.

Small Electric Vehicle Market: Regional Landscape:

Asia-Pacific region dominates the global small electric vehicles market

The Asia-Pacific region dominates the global electric vehicle market driven by the largest growth of EV charging vehicles. Growing demand for affordable EVs, Government endorsing fuel-efficient vehicles, and improving infrastructures for the leverage of EVs have contributed to the excessive demand for electric vehicles in this region. The fast-rising economy in this region also instigates expansion of advanced technology and large-scale electrification thereby triggering market growth here. Europe trails as the second-largest producer of EVs because of the extensive existence and emergence of key players in this region. The adoption rate of EVs and fuel-efficient vehicles here is high which fuels market expansion excessively. North America is expected to contribute as a revenue factor to the EV market in the future owing to the recent Government regulations on emissions, acceptance of EVs, and rising product innovations here.

Small Electric Vehicle Market: Competitive Landscape:

The key players in the global small electric vehicle market are ChargePoint Inc., Schneider Electric, Tesla Inc., BP Chargemaster, Shell International BV, Webasto Group, Siemens AG, EVBox, Eaton, Ingersoll Rand, Textron, Polaris, Baoya, Yogomo, Renault, Nissan Motor, and Volkswagen AG.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute Details
Base Year 2020
Historic Years 2016 - 2020
Forecast Years 2021 - 2028
Segments Covered By Product Type, By Application, and By End Use
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)
Quantitative Units Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World
Countries Covered U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others
Number of Companies Covered 10 companies with scope for including additional 15 companies upon request
Report Coverage Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.
Customization Scope Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs.

The global small electric vehicles market segmentation follows

By Vehicle Drive Type

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • All Wheel Drive

By Technology

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
  • Battery Electric Vehicle
  • Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

By Vehicle Type

  • 2 or 3-wheeler
  • Passenger Cars
  • Light Commercial Vehicles

By Vehicle Class

  • Luxury
  • Mid-Priced

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France 
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Methodology

Free Analysis

Electric vehicles make use of electric motors and motor controllers for propulsion, in place of the internal combustion engine (ICE). These vehicles are more environment-friendly and energy efficient as compared to vehicles operating on other fuels; in addition, they require very less maintenance. The different types of electric vehicles which are available in the market are a hybrid electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and battery electric vehicle. Electric vehicles use heavy batteries which increase their weight, so light electric vehicles were introduced in the market which is usually 2 or 3 wheelers and weighs less than 100kg. 

The rise in the price of the crude oil and increasing demand for low-emission, high-performance, and fuel-efficient vehicles are the key factors for the growth of the small electric vehicle market. Further, environmental safety has become a major concern which is forcing governments to introduce new stringent rules and regulation towards emissions. This resulted in the increase in demand for electric vehicles in the market. Apart from this, a reduction in the price of Li-ion batteries is another major factor driving the small electric vehicle market. However, the high manufacturing cost of the electric vehicles and low fuel economy along with the service availability issues are some of the factors restraining the adoption of small electric vehicles. In the forecast period, development of new and advanced technologies will help the companies to bring new innovation and improvements in terms of types of the vehicle and reliability which will increase the adoption of electric vehicles. There is a positive involvement by governments in the small electric vehicle market such as promotional activities and awareness among the people for eco-friendly vehicles.

Global Small Electric Vehicle Market

The global small electric vehicle market is categorized on the basis of vehicle type, technology type, and regions. Small commercial vehicles, 2 or 3 wheelers, and passenger vehicles come under vehicle type segment of the small electric vehicle market. Further, based on technology, the small electric vehicle market is categorized into a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, battery electric vehicle, and hybrid electric vehicle. On the basis of geographical region, the market is categorized into five regions namely North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific Europe, and the Middle East and Africa.

By geography, North America is the largest segment for the small electric vehicle market followed by Europe. Presently, both North America and Europe are dominating the small electric vehicle market globally as these regions have properly developed infrastructures such as public charging stations and government involvement for the electric vehicle market. In the forecast period, Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as a fastest growing regional segment for the small electric vehicle market as China is dominating the region for a maximum number of sales of light electric vehicles among the other countries.

Some of the key players in small electric vehicle market are Tesla, Inc., Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Renault S.A., General Motors, Fisker Automotive, Nissan Motors Company, Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation, BYD Company, Smith Electric Vehicles, and Mitsubishi iMiEV, among others.

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FrequentlyAsked Questions

Advantages of electric vehicles like fuel efficiency, high performance, and low emission drive market growth exclusively. People’s higher accommodation towards electric vehicle models aids the market promptly.

According to the report by Zion Market Research, the global small electric vehicle market was worth around $164 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around $750 billion by 2028 at a CAGR rate of 12% over the forecast period

The Asia-Pacific region dominates the market driven by the largest growth of EV charging vehicles. Growing demand for affordable EVs, Government endorsing fuel-efficient vehicles, and improving infrastructures for the leverage of EVs have contributed to the excessive demand for electric vehicles in this region.

The key players in the global small electric vehicle market are ChargePoint Inc., Schneider Electric, Tesla Inc., BP Chargemaster, Shell International BV, Webasto Group, Siemens AG, EVBox, Eaton, Ingersoll Rand, Textron, Polaris, Baoya, Yogomo, Renault, Nissan Motor, and Volkswagen AG

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