The global electric LCV market is anticipated to register a CAGR of about 10% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).
- The rapid urbanization, stringent emission regulations, advancements in battery technology, are expected to fuel the demand of the electric LCVs in the forecast period. The market is already witnessing the adaptation of electric passenger vehicles in developed countries, and now the new startups and major players in the LCV market are planning to introduce their new electric models in the coming years.
- Cities are restricting diesel vehicles access through the implementation of ultra-low emissions zones, and in addition to that government grants, lower running and servicing costs and access to ultra-low emissions zones can make electric commercial vehicles an attractive choice for business in the future.
- EV battery range is growing rapidly, now models are coming in the market with up to 600 miles. Trucks and van's body sizes are bigger as compared to passenger cars; they can accommodate more batteries for longer range. Big electric motors can create enormous amounts of torque for towing and hauling capacities. For instance, Nikola's Badger pickup truck has a range of 600 miles, thanks to its fuel cell technology in addition to batteries.
Key Market Trends
Electric Van is leading the Electric LCV Market
The population in urban areas is growing rapidly owing to which the governments around the world are planning to ban diesel cars and vans, For instance,
- United Kingdom is planning to ban sales of all type of gasoline and diesel engine cars by 2040, India is planning to ban all type of diesel-engine cars in the roads by 2030.
- Norway is way ahead of the curve, it plans to make every new car a zero-emission car by 2025.
As electric vehicle demand is growing business owners have started replacing their existing fleet to electric and market players are announcing the expected launch of their new electric models. In 2019, Ford announces that it is bringing its mass-selling Transit commercial van in an electric variant, named as Transit EV to the European market by 2021. Because vans contribute to 80% of the total light commercial vehicle sales in Europe.
Vans are used for a wide range of commercial activities, such as construction, postal and courier services, ambulance services, policing and rescue operations, mobile workshops, and passenger transportation.
Asia-Pacific Is Expected to Lead the Electric LCV Market
Asia-Pacific is the hub of the electric vehicle industry owing to the availability of cheap raw materials, low labor cost, presence of numerous numbers of industry players, large population, and government participation. For instance, The Chinese government has spent around USD 60 billion to support the electric-vehicle industry, including R&D funding, tax exemptions and financing for battery-charging stations.
Chinese players after performing well in their local market trying to expand their market presence in other countries also, For instance in 2019, BYD Group, China's largest electric vehicle manufacturer, have introduced its 2 pure electric commercial vehicles in India, T3 pure electric commercial logistics minivan and T3 pure electric passenger MPV.
Whereas Europe is gaining traction in the market with the help of electric vans, major players in the market are launching new electric vans for this region. For instance,
In 2019, Renault Group launched hydrogen-electric commercial vehicles MASTER Z.E. Hydrogen and KANGOO Z.E. Hydrogen. With hydrogen, the company is increasing the range of vehicles from 120 km to up to 350 km.
The global electric LCV market is moderately consolidated, has a limited number of active players. Although the market is witnessing the entry of various new electric models of startups and established players. Some of the major players in the market are BYD Group, Nissan Motor Co., Renault Group, Volkswagen AG, amongst others. The companies are expanding their presence by forming strategic alliances with other players in the market and launching new electric LCVs. For instance,
- In 2020, Arrival an electric van manufacturer has won a USD 428 million order from United Parcel Service (UPS) for 10,000 vehicles. UPS is also planning to buy an equity stake in the startup, Arrival has already received over USD 100 million funding from Hyundai and KIA.
- In 2019, Rivian Automotive has received all total USD 1.3 billion funding from different sources. Also, in September 2019, This startup has announced that it is collaborating with Amazon for an electric delivery van, and a total of 100,000 of these electric vans had been ordered by Amazon with deliveries starting by 2021.
- In 2019, Tesla launched its first electric pickup truck named Cybertruck, in Los Angeles, California. Cybertruck comes in three variants with a maximum range of 200 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles with expected first delivery by 2021.
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Table of Contents
- 1.1 Study Assumptions
- 1.2 Scope of the Study
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4 MARKET DYNAMICS
- 4.1 Market Drivers
- 4.2 Market Restraints
- 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
- 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
- 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
- 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
- 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
- 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION
- 5.1 By Propulsion Type
- 5.1.1 BEV
- 5.1.2 HEV
- 5.1.3 FCEV
- 5.2 By Vehicle Type
- 5.2.1 Van
- 5.2.2 Pick-up Truck
- 5.3 By Power Output
- 5.3.1 less than 100kW
- 5.3.2 100 -250kW
- 5.3.3 More than 250kW
- 5.4 By Geography
- 5.4.1 North America
- 18.104.22.168 United States
- 22.214.171.124 Canada
- 126.96.36.199 Rest of North America
- 5.4.2 Europe
- 188.8.131.52 Germany
- 184.108.40.206 United Kingdom
- 220.127.116.11 France
- 18.104.22.168 Rest of Europe
- 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific
- 22.214.171.124 India
- 126.96.36.199 China
- 188.8.131.52 Japan
- 184.108.40.206 South Korea
- 220.127.116.11 Rest of Asia-Pacific
- 5.4.4 Rest of the World
- 18.104.22.168 Brazil
- 22.214.171.124 Mexico
- 126.96.36.199 United Arab Emirates
- 188.8.131.52 Other Countries
6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
- 6.1 Vendor Market Share
- 6.2 Company Profiles
- 6.2.1 BYD Group
- 6.2.2 Nissan Motor Co.
- 6.2.3 BAIC Group
- 6.2.4 Rivian Automotive
- 6.2.5 Renault Group
- 6.2.6 Tesla Inc.
- 6.2.7 Volkswagen AG
- 6.2.8 Groupe PSA
- 6.2.9 Arrival Ltd
- 6.2.10 Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd
- 6.2.11 Tata Motors Limited
7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS