According to the EY study , 8.4 billion euros in investment projects related to the production of e-cars were announced or launched in 2018. This corresponds to an increase of 97% compared to 2017. Companies apparently saved the money in other areas: the total value of other recently announced investments, such as plant expansions or new test sites, fell by 16%. The developments are described by Constantin Gall of EY as a “foretaste of the coming years” – many manufacturers are currently putting all their eggs in one basket, which is a “courageous and expensive bet on the future”.

Opel is no exception: the carmaker recently announced that all Opel model series will have an e-version by 2024. The first will be the battery-powered electric Corsa-e , which is to be delivered to the first customers in the spring of 2020.