Sales of hybrid and electric cars to exceed 17 million by 2020

08 March 2016 - 15:54 By AFP Relaxnews

New research forecasts that more than 17 million hybrid electric cars will be on the roads by 2020 as "range anxiety" lessens.

Brabus Zero Emission programme for the Tesla Model S.
Brabus Zero Emission programme for the Tesla Model S.
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The latest figure by Juniper Research marks a significant increase from the 12 million forecast last year, thanks to newer models that are designed to go further on a single charge and the ongoing development of public charging infrastructure models, reads the report.

Analysts also ranked the top five electric car manufacturers scoring them on factors such as vehicle range, sales, infrastructure implementation, time spent on development and deployment and future innovation.

Here are the top five manufacturers according to Juniper Research:
1. Tesla
2. BMW
3. Nissan
4. Chevrolet
5. Ford