With governments, OEMs and the global scientific community setting ambitious targets for electric mobility to counter CO2 emissions, the electric vehicle industry is projected to enter an era of rapid growth. The summer of 2017 was notable for a string of announcements from governments and OEMs.
Types of electric vehicles
There are a number of different EV models including battery electric vehicles (BEVs), fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and Range extended electric vehicles (REEVs).
There remain wide variations around who provides charging stations and whether they are free. Some countries have free charging at public stations, while manufacturers such as Tesla offer their own network of charging points for owners of certain models. Other industrial players are also entering the space.
The electric vehicles sector has seen significant M&A activity in the last 12 months and this trend is set to continue as the future potential and growth of the market becomes clearer to investors.
International Automotive Team
Clearwater International’s Automotive team is the lead M&A adviser to the automotive sector by deal count with over 245 successfully executed mandates providing unrivalled relationships with global OEMs, Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, and financial sponsors. The team is supported by a number of high-profile senior advisers who are all former top tier executives with relevant product knowledge and a far-reaching network of contacts.