- Strategic commitments by manufacturers provide clarity on the fuel type of the future.
- Electric share at least 21% by 2027, 56% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.
- Electrification is fuelled by car subscription and new “electric-only” manufacturers.
The question of the technology of the future
When it comes to the question of which powertrain will prevail for passenger cars in the future, opinions often differ. In addition to battery electric vehicles (BEVs), some believe in hydrogen and others in combustion engines powered by synthetic fuels (e-fuels). This uncertainty slows down the adaptation of CO2-neutral drives. But if the plans of the European Union have their way, only CO2-neutral new cars are to be registered from 2035. In the current version of the resolution, electric and hydrogen would be possible, while e-fuels are still being debated.
From January to May 2022, the share of fully electric vehicles in new registrations in Europe (EU-28 + CH, IS, NO) was 11.3%. In more progressive markets, however, it is already significantly higher, such as in the Netherlands (18.0%), Sweden (26.7 %) or the absolute leader Norway (79.2%).