According to a survey conducted by KPMG, 50% of the automotive executives who participated in the survey believe that battery electric vehicles will be the number 1 automotive trend in 2017.
Electric vehicles are followed by connectivity and digitalization in the survey results.
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This is a big jump for electric cars. back in 2015, in the same survey, battery electric vehicles ranked 9th in automotive trends.
Some other survey findings include:
- 76 % of the executives see ICE as more important than electric far into the future
- 62% either absolutely agree (22%) or partly agree (40%) that battery-electric vehicles will fail, mostly due to infrastructure challenges.
Oddly, BMW ranked ahead of Tesla in autonomous driving too, which makes the whole survey suspect, at best.
Check out KPMG's full Global Automotive Executive Survey here.