Electric car production: U.S. laggards

Electric car production: U.S. laggards


The International Council on Green Transport of the United States (ICCT) has summed up the results of a three-year study of the speed of modernization of the global automotive industry. Analysts have found that in the electrification process, Chinese and European automakers are rapidly gaining momentum, while American concerns are not efficient enough.

The gap between the US and China with Europe has grown steadily over the past three years. More than 10 million electric vehicles were produced worldwide in the past decade, according to a study. At the end of 2017, the American auto industry formed about a fifth of the global production of this type of transport, but over the past three years it has been steadily losing its share, to 18% last year.

At the same time, the share of Europe and China, on the contrary, has grown over the years – Europe produced 2.6 million and sold 3.2 million electric vehicles, and China – about 4.6 million electric cars.

According to ICCT, the main problem of the American region is the actions of the government, or rather, their inadequacy. The European Union is actively promoting green incentives under the Paris Climate Agreement, and China has formed a strong and stable alliance between the public and private sectors. At the same time, the United States costs only subsidies for the purchase of the first electric car for consumers, leaving the main work in this area to automakers.

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