HYBRID AND ELECTRIC CAR TRENDS: 2022 and into the future

HYBRID AND ELECTRIC CAR TRENDS: 2022 and into the future

An electric car revolution is under way on roads across Europe, as the end date for petrol and diesel car sales comes into view.

In the United Kingdom, from 2030, hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) will be the only new cars on the market, while France and Spain are to ban petrol and diesel car sales from 2040.

You could argue the future is already upon us.

So, what’s in store for 2022 and the years to come? Let’s check out the trends.

Going full electric

Investment bank UBS forecast that by 2025, 20% of all new cars sold globally will be electric.

Charging point availability

One major hurdle to electric vehicle adoption is access to charging points.

Incentive to switch

A major factor driving EV sales is the various subsidies offered. For example, the Netherlands has more electric and hybrid vehicles per population than any other country, globally.

Is the future BEV or PHEV?

Which nations are choosing battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and which prefer plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)?

Interestingly, both BEVs and PHEVs are being welcomed throughout Europe, particularly in the top five markets.

BEV sales in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK jumped by 147% and PHEVs by 248% in the first half of 2021.

The electric road

There are some fascinating concepts potentially right around the corner for EVs, in which roads play a key part.