Global Electric car numbers has increased in a phenomenal rate. By the end of 2015 the number of global electric car was slightly less than 2 Million.Hybrid Electric Vehicle controls the highest market share, but it is losing its market share year on year. Plug in Hybrid vehicle and Battery Electric Vehicles will gain most of the volume shares. Electric car is the future of automobile industry. Several car companies are trying to get a foothold into this market.
But the credit goes to Toyota for being the first company to bring Hybrid vehicle for commercial sales to the market. Toyota had launched Toyota Prius in 1997, later on company provided the option of “Hybrid Synergy Drive” and Lexus versions as “Lexus Hybrid Drive” on the smaller cars like Camry. Lexus division also produced some hybrid luxury cars.Another automobile company Renault has launched four battery electric vehicles (BEVs), Renault Fluence Z.E., Renault Zoe, Renault Kangoo Z.E. utility van and the Renault Twizy urban quadri cycle between 2011 and 2013