2022 is the Chinese's year
The Chinese are coming – and they’re coming in fast! In addition to 2022 being the year of the electric vehicle, you can look forward to many exciting new makes and models, that all cement the electric vehicle’s existence and future. The new wave of car manufacturers manufacturing electric vehicles with company car appeal, are coming in charged with enough energy to challenge the status quo on the European electric vehicle market.
New wave of Asian car manufacturers
A new wave of car manufacturers focusing on electric vehicles are coming in hot onto the Europe-an electric vehicle market. The established car manufacturers, such as Tesla, Polestar, Renault, Mercedes and Volkswagen, will seriously be challenged by their Asian competitors. Their advantage lays in their low production cost, which makes them particularly competitive. Among the challengers, you have to look at Xpeng, NIO and Aiways.
Longer range on batteries
The Chinese and Korean car manufacturers have seriously pushed the bar when it comes to production of high-quality electric vehicles. In addition to having low production costs, they have been good at improving their batteries, resulting in impressive ranges. The Chinese car make NIO, whose model ET7 has a range of 1,000 kilometers, depending on driving conditions, and Xpeng G9, with an expected range of over 500 kilometers, will be seen as fierce competitors.
Electric vehicles with company car appeal
The new electric vehicles coming to Europe, are expected to become many companies’ primary company car, which is due to its company car appeal: A change to electric vehicles will save you both time and money. The electric vehicles have lower service and maintenance costs than the conventional cars with combustion engines, lower taxes, get produced more price competitively, and will therefore appeal to many car administrators and drivers.
Electric vehicles are available in Europe right now
2022 will be a big year for the electric vehicle, but you have to be out early, if you want one of the new vehicles. If you can’t wait, you can still get an electric vehicle. According to Costas Petroutsos and Berno Kleinherenbrink, director of LeasePlan Greece, and Chief Commercial Officer in LeasePlan Holland, they give you their take on must have electric vehicles already on the European market. Here they mention the VW ID.4, Kia EV6, and Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Remember that you can always get inspired in our showroom and see the range of electric vehicles available in LeasePlan Danmark.
If you want to know more about what year 2022 will bring the electric vehicle markets, you can watch the below video.