On January 11, 2017, consulting firm Roland Berger published its latest e-Mobility index which ranks the world’s leading automotive countries in terms of e-Mobility development.

Conducted in collaboration with the Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen (fka), the e-mobility index compares the relative competitive standings of the top seven automotive nations (Germany, France, Italy, the USA, Japan, China and South Korea) with analyses based on three indicators: technology, industry, and market.



The index highlights that German OEMs have regained their leading position, level with France, with Japan and Korea ranked second and third, respectively. German OEMs not only offer considerably more electric powertrains but also longer cruising ranges at similar prices, say Roland Berger.

While the French product portfolio is smaller, as their OEMs keep focusing on smaller battery electric vehicles, they offer the best value for money.

Furthermore, charging convenience is the focus, while fast-loading capability is gaining importance in customer acceptance.


In the industry sector, China is now clearly claiming the top position. Roland Berger report that the reason for this is the rapidly growing market, which is also supplied with over 90 per cent of lithium-ion cells from local production.

The supply situation for the materials used in the battery production remains critical for many countries, due to the great dependency on China, the Congo, South Korea and Japan.

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Source: Roland Berger