Solar panels in electric vehicles (EVs) primarily provide power to ancillary systems or a vehicle's battery.
According to MarkNtel Advisors’ research report, “Global Solar Panel for Electric Vehicles and Chargers Market, 2021,” the market is likely to grow at a CAGR of around 35% during 2021-26. It attributes to low prices associated with solar charging and surging research and development activities for developing more advanced electric vehicles. Further, burgeoning concerns regarding environmental pollution also fuel the demand for solar panels in electric vehicle charging. Besides, a solar panel for EVs is considered an energy-efficient source for charging, thereby fueling the growth of the Solar Panel for Electric Vehicles and Chargers Market.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2016-19|
|Base Year: 2020|
|Forecast Period: 2021-26|
|Regions Covered||North America: USA, Canada, Mexico|
|Europe: Germany, UK, France|
|Asia-Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia|
|South America: Brazil|
|Key Companies Profiled||Electrify America, Beam Global, Ovo Energy Ltd., ChargedEv, MyEnergi Ltd., WallBox Chargers, S.L., Empower Solar, Power-Sonic, Hanergy the Film Power, Wiocor Ltd., Lightyear One, Sono Motors GmbH, Vivint Solar, Toyota Motor Corporation, Off-Grid Installer Limited|
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
Impact of COVID-19
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the Global Solar Panel for Electric Vehicles and Chargers Market due to the lockdown imposed and restrictions on cross-border trade, disrupting the supply chain. Further, the temporary shutdown of large-scale manufacturing units and assembly plants throughout the world has negatively affected the production of solar panels.
The imposition of lockdown and stringent restriction rules undertaken by the government negatively influenced the overall growth of the automotive industry. However, as the government has started relaxing norms for resuming business activities, the Global Solar Panel for Electric Vehicles and Chargers Market is very likely to witness substantial growth in the forecast period.
Passenger Electric Vehicles Accounted for the Largest Market Share
Based on the Vehicle Type, the market segments into Passenger Electric vehicles, Commercial Electric vehicles, and Electric two-wheelers& three-wheelers. Among these segments, the Passenger Electric vehicles acquired the largest share in the Global Solar Panel for Electric Vehicles and Chargers Market in the past few years.
It owes to changing consumer lifestyles and their burgeoning purchase power, which aids the sales of premium passenger electric cars. Additionally, the efficiency of the solar-powered electric car is very high, thereby fueling the segment growth and driving the overall market, cites MarkNtel Advisors in their research report, “Global Solar Panel for Electric Vehicles and Chargers Market, 2021.”
Level 2 Dominated the Market
Based on Changing Levels, the market bifurcates into Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Of these levels, Level 2 captured a significant share in the Global Solar Panel for Electric Vehicles and Chargers Market in the previous few years. The segment growth owes to the surging government focus on public & semi-public charging stations for providing services like overnight charging. In addition to this, rising consumer preference to use Level 2 chargers as private charging stations at their home is another prime factor propelling the segment growth.