The electrification trend in Europe has never been more present – we see it everywhere, every day.
Sales and production of Battery Electrical Vehicles (BEV) is surging due to favorable regulations and forecasts. Yet the distribution concepts and respective infrastructure are still largely fragmented. AEC can combine the insights gained from traditional channels with the needed agility and flexibility to accommodate the needs of the growing European market.
With an extensive service network and a tailor-made distribution approach, the concept AEC offers for your EV market entry is unique.
EV distribution in Europe
- EUROPEAN MARKET
- THE RIGHT TIME IS NOW
- CHOOSING AEC AS YOUR PARTNER
AEC assists in a controlled and organized entry to the European market and ensures complete regulatory compliance which protects the manufacturers’ reputation.
By 2025, the EU will have substantially reduced emission standards and increased annual electric vehicle productions, leading to the consolidation of the EV market.
Therefore, to establish a truly global brand, entering the European market is vital for overseas EV manufacturers.
Fast market growth
Protection of international reputation
Global brand establishment
The time to establish electric vehicle brands in Europe is now. The players who enter the market late will face high barriers to entry and strong competition.
In the fragmented European market the realization of a viable distribution strategy takes a substantial amount of planning and implementation.
Current EU regulations allow EV manufacturers to benefit from emissions pooling. Although electric vehicles are still rare in the European market, their numbers are rapidly increasing, and most OEMs in the EU will focus on the EV market segment in the coming years.
Therefore, the market entry barrier is at a historic low.
Current EU regulations
Rare but increasingly popular product
OEMs focus on the EV market segment
Entry barriers at a historic low
The concept AEC offers is unique. Manufacturers can rely on AEC’s established infrastructure and services as well as its Pan-European operations.
The innovative needs of an EV distribution strategy require a partner with thorough knowledge of the market as well as a high level of adaptability.
By operating as an official distributor in EU/EFTA countries, AEC’s team has extensive experience in the different regulations, PC/LCV import issues, legal requirements, recall preparedness, as well as marketing and distribution systems. Yet its young team of professionals is open for changes and is fully prepared to facilitate the needs of a fundamentally different product.
AEC has operations in over 20 major European markets and has integrated solutions for every need of an EV manufacturer.
OEM distribution (FCA)
FACTS & FIGUREs
Source: European Federation for Transport and Environment AISBL
The number of EV models offered in the European market is going to significantly increase in the coming years.
According to research done by the European Federation for Transport and Environment, by 2025 there will be more than 330 models available for the European consumers.
The rapid changes in the electric vehicle market will shape the future of transportation on the continent, with a focus on sustainability and environmental protection.
EU REGULATIONSElectric mobility is gaining momentum in Europe as political trends increasingly favor sustainable solutions.
To battle greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and the industry’s dependence on oil, CO2 emission targets will be significantly reduced in the coming decades. Several European countries plan to completely prohibit the sale of internal-combustion engines in the future.
OEM IMPLICATIONSThe mandatory fleet average for all OEMs in the EU will be 95g CO2/km by 2021.
Exceeding this limit will lead to massive penalties. However, following EU regulations, manufacturers can form deals and act jointly to meet their emissions target. Thereby EV manufacturers could trade their CO2 credits with other OEMs, leading to significant additional profit.
EV MARKETA six-fold increase is forecasted by 2025 in the number of electric vehicles produced for the European market.
Still, there are no market leaders in the EV sector, while Europe is moving past its initial adoption phase. The reason behind the rapid growth of e-mobility on the continent is three-fold: consumer demand, industry development, and government stimulus.
Through an established legal framework AEC can guide your market entry, ensuring complete regulatory compliance
- Registration Documents for 20+ countries
- EU Tax Law (Ernst & Young)
- 32 European Authorities
With a single port of entry in Europe, AEC’s port facilities handle any volumes and seasonality
- PDI Center Antwerp
- Import Duty & Intra Community Processes
- E-Mobility Providers
- Upfitting/ Technical Modifications
AEC has R&D capabilities, right volume fit to ensure cost efficiency, quality, and compliance
- Technical Conversions
- EU Specific Parts
- R&D Facility
- Prototyping and Testing
- Homologation Solutions
- Parts Homologation
AEC can build up a sustainable offline or online distribution system and a cooperation-based
- Network Operation
- Finance options
AEC is equipped to take care of all the steps concerning logistics solutions
- VAT-free delivery
- Logistics to 20+ countries
- Sea freight
- Damage handling