The majority of Americans are not convinced to buy electric vehicles despite federal incentives, with only 29% saying the incentives impact their decision, according to an exclusive survey by DailyMail.com. Concerns about cost, limited charging stations, and running out of charge are among the main reasons cited for not considering an EV purchase. Higher-income Americans are more likely to consider owning an electric vehicle, but the cost remains a barrier across all income brackets.
The article discusses the potential for the West to use China's economic slowdown to gain an advantage in the electric car race, highlighting the need for a different approach to counter China's advantage. The author suggests welcoming Chinese investment and immigration of skilled Chinese scientists to strengthen the American EV industry and potentially weaken China.
BMW and Mercedes are intensifying their efforts in the electric vehicle market, unveiling new platforms and concept cars in response to competition from Chinese automakers and Tesla, although they may still lag behind in certain aspects.
Chinese companies have increased their presence in cutting-edge materials and electric vehicles, making it challenging for other countries to reduce their dependence on Chinese supply chains, despite protectionist measures.
European car manufacturers face an unwinnable battle with China as the EU proceeds with its ban on petrol cars, according to the CEO of BMW.
Europe's automakers are showcasing their latest electric vehicles at the IAA Mobility car show in an attempt to compete with Tesla and counter the increasing competition from Chinese companies such as BYD and Xpeng.
Europe's carmakers are facing a tough battle to catch up with China in the development of affordable and consumer-friendly electric vehicles, with Chinese EV makers already a generation ahead, according to industry analysts and executives at Munich's IAA mobility show.
Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng plans to expand into more European markets, including Germany, Britain, and France in 2024, following its successful entry into the Netherlands and Norway.
The EU's plan to ban new gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2035 poses a significant risk to European car manufacturers who may struggle to compete with Chinese EV manufacturers in a price war, according to BMW chairman Oliver Zipse.
Volkswagen is facing significant challenges in the global electric vehicle market, particularly in China, as it lags behind local competitors and Tesla, putting its position as an industry leader and German economic stability at risk.
China's automobile and component exports have doubled in 2021, leading to an investigation by the European Commission into subsidies given to Chinese electric vehicle makers, as European automakers express concern over competition from China in the growing electric vehicle sector.
Tesla is expected to benefit from European protectionist measures as regulators crack down on Chinese electric vehicle (EV) competition, causing stocks of Chinese EV companies like NIO and XPeng to plunge.
The European Commission has launched an investigation into whether to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicle (EV) imports that it considers to be benefiting from state subsidies, as the Chinese share of the European EV market has reached 8% this year.
China has warned that the EU Commission's investigation into Chinese electric vehicles may harm trade relations and increase prices for European car buyers.
China has urged the European Union to ensure that its proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism complies with World Trade Organization rules and does not create protectionist measures or green trade barriers.
Ford CEO Jim Farley warns that consumers have "charging anxiety" rather than "range anxiety" when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs), suggesting that they are not willing to pay a premium for EVs despite increased offerings in the market.
The European Union's increasing scrutiny of Chinese electric-vehicle companies has caused tension between the two, impacting the EV space and EU-China relations.
Americans' hesitations to buy electric vehicles (EVs) are largely due to concerns around charging, with surveys showing that a lack of charging stations is a significant barrier to purchase, but efforts are being made to expand and improve the U.S. charging landscape through major incentives, partnerships, and the development of a single charging standard like Tesla's NACS plug design.