Automotive technology has been a growing highlight of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the past few years, and this year is no exception. Eric Chang, automotive electronics analyst for TrendForce, said that the auto industry is driven by the race to develop autonomous driving technology and plug-in vehicles.
Global sales of xEVs (x-electric vehicles) have soared in 2015 owing to strong market demand in China and Europe. The latest report from global market research firm TrendForce reveals that worldwide sales of xEVs for the first three quarters of this year reached 330,000 units, up 31% year on year.
The global xEVs (x-electric vehicles) market has performed impressively this year mainly because of the Chinese market, which has expanded due to strong government support. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, estimates that xEV sales in China will grow 20% year on year to 130,000 units in 2015; and the share of BEVs (battery electric vehicles) in China’s xEV sales this year will also reach 64%.
Global market research firm TrendForce held its 2016 IT Industry Forecast Conference at Room 101 of the NTUH International Center in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 15, 2015. The conference was divided into two sessions, with the first part devoted to forecasts on tech industries for 2016.
The emergence of car sharing services began with the founding of Zipcar in 1999. Since then, car sharing has taken off across the world due to its flexibility when compared with traditional car rental and carpooling services. Some well-known car sharing operations include Autolib, a French-based venture that has been expanding aggressively, and the popular micro-transportation program in Hangzhou, China.