The unexpected shifts in the global markets because of the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 virus have brought many major and minor tremors to industries of all sizes including the Electric Vehicle Polymers Market.
It was estimated prior to this unanticipated outbreak that the Electric Vehicle Polymers Market was expected to grow at a CAGR of 65% during the forecast period. However, the gradual slowing down of industries will undoubtedly impose limits on the previously estimated growth rate.
The key factors driving the market for electric vehicle (car) polymers are the growing demand for electric vehicles among the emerging economies of the Asia-Pacific region, such as China and India, rapid increase in government regulations in order to reduce CO2 emissions, and development of charging infrastructure in the developing as well as developed nations.
Polymers are used in electric cars to reduce the weight without affecting the efficiency of the car. Polymers replacing metals have similar properties as metals such as flame retardancy, abrasion resistance, stiffness, toughness, electrical insulation, and heat resistance.
This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.
Based on the type, the market is segmented as engineering plastics and elastomers. The elastomers segment is expected to fuel the major share of the market during the forecast period as elastomers find their extensive usage in insulation in cars and also, in manufacturing of tires.
Based on the component type, the electric vehicle (car) polymers market is segmented as powertrain system, exterior, and interior. The interior segment of components is witnessing a significant transformation by replacement of metals with polymers, as components made with polymers have lower accidental risk and safety issues. Therefore, electric car manufacturers are employing polymers, instead of metals, in the interiors of electric cars, which also reduce the overall weight of electric cars. Polymer has proven to be the ideal material for the interior components of a car, as it is durable and aesthetically pleasing, also reducing the noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels of an electric car. All these factors are likely to drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period.
In terms of regions, Asia-Pacific is estimated to dominate the overall market for electric vehicle (car) polymers during the forecast period. The region has emerged as the largest consumer of electric vehicle (car) polymers, owing to the surge in production of electric cars in China, Japan, South Korea, among other countries. Growing concern for reducing the level of carbon footprints, increasing government support, and reduction in the overall weight of electric cars are the major factors bolstering the growth of the market for electric vehicle (car) polymers in the Asia-Pacific region. North America and Europe are also expected to offer promising growth opportunities during the forecast period.
Some of the major electric vehicle (car) polymer manufacturers are-