Can electric cars beat the COVID crunch?

With societies months-long in confinements and factories shut, the COVID-19 pandemic has gravely impacted economies across Europe and beyond. 2020 was touted as the year of the electric car in Europe and early 2020 showed record plug-in sales. But has the COVID-19 crisis killed off the electric car momentum that was finally gaining pace in response to EU emissions regulations? In this report T&E analyses investments in European electric vehicle and battery production by key OEMs, joint consortia and governments in 2019.