Electric Vehicle Analysis

Comprehensive worldwide market data, forecasts and analysis of the growing electric vehicle market and the strategies of the key players.

The growth in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has provided the automotive industry with a ray of hope in recent years during a particularly challenging time. Demand for EVs is building around the world but the EV share of vehicle sales varies from less than 1% in some countries to over 80% in others. Demand is affected by the availability of EVs, the cost of ownership, the roll out of EV charging infrastructure, government policies and incentives, and the awareness and acceptance of vehicles by consumers.
All automotive OEMs are transitioning their product line-ups from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to EVs (fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids). The speed at which they transition differs from one OEM or brand to another. Most have set target years by which all or a specific percentage of their ranges will be EVs. Scale and time to market are crucial and OEMs will use EV platforms in multiple new models across sub-brands and vehicle types to accelerate the transition most efficiently. Many new EV-only brands have entered the market, challenging the incumbent OEMs and offering consumers more choice.
Canalys studies the market in the face of changing global trends. Its Electric Vehicle Analysis service provides qualitative and quantitative insights into the EV market. It guides technology companies and automotive OEMs and helps them understand the various worldwide opportunities.
The Electric Vehicle Analysis service helps clients in many ways:

Market sizing

Understand the size of the market, both historical and forecast, and the leading players in the world’s major markets.

Industry trends

Keep up to date with regular reports covering the latest market developments.

EV platforms

Get a deep dive into EV platforms developed by the leading car manufacturers.

Market dynamics

See the industry changes, and technology, infrastructure and policy shifts that influence market dynamics with coverage by a team of global analysts.

Consumer research

Discover drivers’ concerns and requirements, likes and dislikes on the topic of buying or owning an EV.

Electric Vehicle Analysis includes

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  • Bi-annual EV market-sizing information for major markets by brand and model.
  • Bi-annual market trends reports.
  • Five-year EV sales forecasts by year and major market, updated annually or on request.
  • Five-year EV installed base forecasts by year and major market, updated annually or on request.
  • Analytical reports covering key announcements and industry changes.
  • Continuously updated EV platforms database.
  • Annual consumer surveys in China, Europe and the US, with results and analysis.
  • “Design your own service” options.

Our content

Press release
Global electric vehicle sales up 109% in 2021, with half in Mainland China
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Huge opportunity as only 10% of the 1 billion cars in use have ADAS features 
Press release
Global electric vehicle sales up 160% in H1 2021 despite supply constraints
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Level 2 autonomous driving Q4 2020 and full year 2020
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Canalys: 经历适度增长的2020年后,2021年中国市场的电动汽车销量将猛增50%以上
Press release
China electric vehicle sales 2021
CES 2022: key automotive announcements
CES 2022 highlights from automotive and technology companies, including virtual participants, with links to their official press releases or CES 2022 media pages.
Level 2 driving systems in China - Q3 2020
Advanced driver assistance features, especially under the Level 2 or Level 3 autonomy classification, are included in more and more new cars in China. Canalys tracks which brands, models and trims have the features and estimates the volumes sold. This quarterly presentation focusing on the Chinese brands refreshes the list of models and profiles new or enhanced systems.
Intelligent vehicle analysis market overview: China, Q2 2020
Market trends review of the latest quarterly car sales in China by vehicle type, engine type and assisted driving feature.
Coronavirus set to upset China’s smart device market
In our previous release, Canalys forecast a 7% decline in smartphone shipments between Q4 2019 and Q1 2020, and an 8% fall for PCs. But given currently available information, we are dramatically revised our forecasts to a 40%-to-50% drop for smartphones and 20% for PCs, with the proviso that the situation recovers to pre-outbreak levels by the end of February, giving the market a full month to recover in March.
Canalys Cast - disruption coming from cars of the future
Canalys co-founders Chris Jones and Sandy Fitzpatrick discuss the arrival of autonomous vehicles, Tesla's influence on the ecosystem, impact on infrastructure and security. Research taken from the Canalys Intelligent Vehicle Analysis service.

Access and support

Unlimited inquiry
Unlimited inquiry
Direct access to analysts who respond to questions within the topic scope within 24 hours
Feature-rich tools, unlimited access
Feature-rich tools, unlimited access
Individual access to client website, spreadsheets and published content
Trends analysis
Trends analysis
Frequent data and analysis reports produced using a strict methodology and global definitions
Conclusions and advice
Conclusions and advice
Insight and recommendations delivered via analytical reports and direct access to our experienced analyst team

Understand the readiness of markets around the world for the transition to EVs