The global electric vehicle charging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 27.5% from 2020 to 2027 and expected to reach the market value of around US$ 61.2 Bn by 2027.
Consumers and fleets interested in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs), must have access to charging stations, also known as EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment). Most drivers begin by charging at home or at fleet facilities. Charging stations in workplaces and public places could help boost market acceptance. The EVI-Pro Lite tool can also be used to estimate the amount and type of charging infrastructure required to support regional PEV adoption by state or city/urban area. The charging infrastructure industry has agreed on a standard protocol, the Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI). As a result, the charging infrastructure counting logic in the station locator adheres to the OCPI hierarchy of stations, ports (also known as electric vehicle supply equipment, or EVSE), and connectors.
How will the electric vehicle infrastructure support the developing fleet?
This general trend of deploying charging in areas with higher EV adoption can be found throughout the country, and it has resulted in significant inequities in public charger access. According to a report released by the International Council on Clean Transportation, Los Angeles announced an aggressive goal for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) penetration in 2019, aiming for 80% of total vehicles registered by 2035 and 100% by 2050. In addition, the city plans to install 28,000 public chargers by 2028. As of 2019, electric vehicle registrations accounted for about 5% of all light-duty vehicles registered in the city. In the future, thoughtful charging infrastructure deployment and incentive designs will have a significant impact on the EV market. The CalEnviroScreen tool identifies gaps and opportunities for infrastructure deployment by assessing the distribution of public charging infrastructure and the locations of disadvantaged communities. Recognizing the disparity in public charger deployment, California has made an effort to encourage public charging investments in underserved communities. For example, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) approved Southern California Edison's US$437 Mn proposal for an EV charging infrastructure program that would support the deployment of up to 38,000 new public chargers in August 2020. The program intends to construct at least 50% of the make-ready infrastructure in disadvantaged communities and at least 30% in multi-unit dwelling locations.
Government funding stimulates the growth of global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market
According to the Australian Government's report, the Australian Government has launched the first round of a fund to address barriers to the rollout of new vehicle technologies. The first round of the Future Fuels Fund will provide grants totaling $16.5 Mn to fund battery electric vehicle fast-charging stations in capital cities and key regional centers. The funding will be used to address gaps in charging infrastructure, making it easier for consumers, businesses, and fleet owners to make the switch to electric vehicles. Furthermore, according to the WSDOT report, grant funds are to be used to support turn-key projects that finance, build, operate, and maintain electric vehicle fast charging and hydrogen fuel cell refueling stations at strategic locations along highway corridors in Washington State. The grant-funded projects must meet the requirements of the state and support interurban, interstate, and interregional travel for clean alternative fuel vehicles. Equipment purchases, electrical upgrades, installation, operations, and maintenance may all be covered by funding. WSDOT intends to award grants totaling approximately US$8 Mn for projects to be completed between July 2021 and June 2023.
Impact of COVID-19 on electric vehicle charging infrastructure market
According to the IEA report, electric micro mobility surged in the second half of 2020, one of the consumer trends that accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic, boosted further by the construction of bike lanes and other mobility-promoting measures. During the peak of the second-quarter 2020 Covid-19 lockdowns, many shared micro mobility operators reduced or suspended services. However, as restrictions were relaxed, services rebounded strongly, with 270 cities worldwide resuming operations. In the United States, sales of private e-bikes more than doubled in 2020, outpacing sales of all bikes, which were up an already healthy 65%. According to preliminary data from operators, average trip distances on e-scooters have increased by around 25% since the pandemic.
The global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market is segmented as charger type, connector, and application. The charger type market is classified into slow charger and fast charger. Connector is segregated as CHAdeMO, combined charging system (CCS), and others. Further, application is bifurcated into commercial and residential.
The fast charger segment accounts for the majority of the market share in the electric vehicle charging infrastructure market. This is because an electric car with a battery pack of around 30 kWh takes less than an hour to charge up to 80 percent of its battery capacity using a Fast Charger (50 kW). Currently available EVs across vehicle segments (2-wheeler, 3-wheeler, and 4-wheeler) can be charged from 0 percent to 80 percent in 1 – 5 hours using Slow/Moderate chargers, while EVs can be charged in less than 1 hour using Fast chargers. Fast chargers are primarily used to power electric four-wheelers.
The CHAdeMO connector segment has a dominant share of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure market. This is primarily due to its compatibility with the vast majority of EVs (including models from BMW, GM, and VW, among others) and ease of use. Furthermore, it allows for greater design flexibility in EVs because it only requires a single charging port, whereas CHAdeMO connectors require two charging ports due to their inability to support AC charging. Furthermore, the current CHAdeMO connectors can deliver 62.5 kW of DC and are specified by the Japan Electric Vehicle Standard (JEVS).
According to application, the commercial segment dominates the global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market. This is due to government initiatives and funding allocations for expanding public EVCI infrastructure by governments and automobile manufacturers. This is one of the most important factors contributing to the expansion of global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market.
Asia Pacific registers maximum revenue share for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure market
Asia Pacific has taken the lead in the global market for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Japan, China, and South Korea are the prominent APAC countries responsible for the growth of the global EV charging infrastructure market. According to the IEA report, new electric car registrations were lower than the overall car market in the first half of 2020. This trend reversed in the second half as China limited the spread of the pandemic. As a result, the company's sales share increased to 5.7%, up from 4.8% in 2019. BEVs accounted for roughly 80% of new electric vehicle registrations. Aside from that, in response to economic concerns about the pandemic, several cities relaxed car license policies, allowing more internal combustion engine vehicles to be registered in order to support local car industries.
The prominent players of the global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market involve AeroVironment, Inc., ABB Ltd, Chargemaster Ltd, ChargePoint, Eaton Corporation plc, General Electric Company, Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., and among others
Market By Charger Type
Market By Connector
Combined Charging System (CCS)
Market By Application
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure market is expected to reach a market value of around US$ 61.2 Bn by 2027.
The electric vehicle charging infrastructure market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 27.5% from 2020 to 2027.
Based on product charger type, fast charger segment is the leading segment in the overall market.
Rising adoption of electric vehicle is one of the prominent factors that drive the demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure market.
AeroVironment, Inc., ABB Ltd, Chargemaster Ltd, ChargePoint, Eaton Corporation plc, General Electric Company, Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., and among others.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to grab the highest market share in the regional market
Europe is expected to be the fastest growing market in the forthcoming years