‘Binnen 15 jaar rijdt iedereen elektrisch’
13 juli 2016 – Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group) voorspelde deze week dat ‘binnen vijftien jaar iedere auto op de weg elektrisch zal zijn’. Hij deed de voorspelling in Londen tijdens het Formule E Championship (waaraan ook een elektrisch raceteam van Virgin meedoet).
Uit een bericht van Edie.net
‘(…) Branson’s prediction of a global EV portfolio differs from recent studies. The global EV market almost doubled in 2015 as sales reached 1.3m, according to Germany-based renewables industry analyst ZSW. While this represents a 68% jump in new registrations from 2014, [IEA] figures suggest that EVs account for just 0.1% of global car numbers.
But EV market shares appear to have a promising future. Sales look set to skyrocket over the next 25 years, with Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) predicting that the 1.3 million figure could reach more than 40 million – accounting for 35% of all car sales by 2040.
Moves are already being made in the industry to account for this transition. The past few months has seen the likes of Honda – which has pledged to electrify two-thirds of its portfolio – and General Motors – which has re-branded its R&D division – shaking up their business models to account for EV production. (…)
[Branson over zijn elektrische race-activiteiten:] Branson claimed that Formula E – an all-electric racing championship event – is “pushing boundaries forward” to the extent that by 2030 all vehicles on the road could be electric. “What we’re doing with these race cars is pushing the technology forward so that road cars one day will be able to go hundreds of miles without having to recharge their batteries.” (…)
If Branson’s prediction seems slightly too optimistic, it shouldn’t detract from the work that the billionaire has done to encourage low-carbon and renewable uptake. He helped form an environmental coalition of 22 business leaders including Unilever’s Paul Polman, which has constantly called for “actionable” global net-zero commitments by 2050. (…)’
Edie.net, 11 juli 2016: Every car on the road will be electric within 15 years, says Richard Branson
Door Edie aangehaald cijfermateriaal
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
FluxEnergie, 27 februari 2016: ‘Opkomst elektrische auto wordt volgende oliecrisis’