Statistics and facts about electric mobility
Dwindling stocks of raw materials, environmental issues around global warming and rapid urbanization in the developing world are among the challenges that engineers and scientists need to address to meet concerns and provide answers to questions over sustainability and the future of the planet. They have certainly begun to do so. Developments in this field of engineering have given rise to the generic term ‘electric mobility’. Electric mobility includes everything from electric cars and trucks, electric boats and even airplanes which run on nothing but electricity.
The market for electric vehicles is still heavily subsidized. Germany is awarding some 1.66 billion euros in grants over the funding period
between 2009 and 2013. By 2020, China aims to increase
the stock of electric cars to about 11.9 million units. In that year, the global number of hybrid and electric vehicles is forecast to exceed 88.4 million units.
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