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Electric car, infotainment, and connectivity; big trends in automotives

The three big trends in automotive industry in the year 2013 is market success of electric car, growth in infotainment system usage inside the car, the connectivity of the car, both to the infrastructure and to other vehicles.

The success of Tesla S model is a clear driver of electric car market growth. On all the parameters of performance Tesla S has performed better than gasoline cars and even other electric cars.

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Frost and Sullivan says the prices of key electric vehicles have gone down by as much as 18 per cent of their 2012 price. Frost and Sullivan finds that electric vehicle sales stood at 120,000 units in 2012 and estimates this to reach 2.7 million units in 2018. Frost & Sullivan estimates 2013 sales to boost up to 170-190,000 global sales which is more than 50 per cent increase from the previous year sales.

“The scheduled introduction of about 15 new electric vehicle models in the next one year, such as the BMW i8, the Tesla Model S, the Audi R8 and Q7, the Porsche 918 Spyder, and the Mercedes SLS AMG ECell, will intensify competition in the global electric vehicle market and bring down prices,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Team Leader Anjan Hemanth Kumar. “Several new electric cars including Tesla Model S, Renault Zoe, and Ford Fusion Energi are already best-sellers in their respective markets.”
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