Global Electric Vehicle Category- Procurement Market Intelligence Report

This procurement report explores the dynamics of the electric vehicles market and highlights the sales potential of various types of electric vehicles. This report also identifies the best electric vehicles manufacturers who have the credibility to offer products at competitive market rates.

  • Published: Oct 2018
  • Pages: 110
  • SKU: IRCMSTR14997
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Electric vehicle market overview

Massive infrastructural investments are resulting in the exponential growth of the electric vehicles market. Owing to this promising growth potential, the market is being flocked by numerous investors who, apart from contributing to the growth of this category, are revving up the competition. The growth of the electric vehicles market is majorly credited to the increasing installation of charging and maintenance stations, which is making the use of electric cars more feasible. However, such growth, in turn, naturally becomes a challenge for both the buyers and the suppliers to make the most out of this thriving market. This procurement report also offers detailed insights into the strategies that can be leveraged to procure the best and the most cost-effective electric cars.

Why should you buy the report?

This procurement report has categorized the geographies that are exhibiting varying nature of demand for different types of electric vehicles. Our procurement experts have implemented suitable analytical tools that have appropriately tracked the market-specific as well as non-market-specific factors that are driving the preference and response towards electric cars. It also offers a coverage of the sustainability practices and the risk management/mitigation strategies to improve category spend. In this procurement report, the category spend is analyzed from the perspective of the buyers and the electric vehicle manufacturers.

Key insights offered in this report will help the buyers:

  • Understand the spend potential within the electric vehicle market
  • Analyze supply cost structure
  • Identify major category growth enablers
  • Analyze the impact of cost and volume drivers on pricing

Understand the global category spend for the electric vehicle market

According to this procurement report, which is a part of SpendEdges logistics, warehousing and transportation category, increasing stringency of environmental regulations regarding vehicle emissions coupled with the proposition of 25% lower TCO of the electric vehicles are attracting investments from large businesses and SMEs.

Additional insights offered in this procurement report include:

  • Global spend on electric vehicle for the period of 2017-2022
  • Category scope
  • Category management objectives
  • Buyer and the supplier ecosystem

Optimize category spend for the electric vehicle market

The biggest demerit of the hyper-competitive electric vehicle market is the spiraling infrastructure cost. This procurement report has identified the best procurement practices that offer solutions to overcome cost limitations.  While investing in this market, the buyers are recommended to base their sourcing decisions on their TCO. Specifically, the buyers must engage with suppliers with facilities and operational capabilities to provide products of superior quality and have cost control measures. Such cost control measures include setting performance targets for the management, resource use targets, elimination of unproductive activities, variance analysis for capacity, volume, and price.

This electric vehicle procurement report also offers a coverage of:

  • Supplier relationship management
  • Supplier and the buyer KPIs
  • Procurement best practices

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Understand the electric vehicle supply landscape

Electric car fleets account for a wide variety of applications, making it necessary for buyers to select a specific mode of payment depending on the usage. Therefore, it becomes imperative for the buyers to select electric vehicle manufacturers based on operating lease, finance lease, term purchase, leaseback, novated leasing, transportation insurance, shipment terms negotiation, shipment tracking, and warranty and claims policies.

This procurement report also identifies the major costs incurred by the suppliers and offers a coverage of:

  • Suppliers positioning strategy
  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Supplier ecosystem outlook

Build effective category management strategies for the electric vehicle market

Major factors that are drawing the preference towards electric vehicles are the low TCO associated with this category. Therefore, it is essential for the category managers to implement strategies that ensure a low TCO during the procurement of the vehicles. Reducing TCO can help achieve economies of scale, rationalize the supply base, and retention of supply relations for value-added services.

 Key insights offered in this procurement report on electric vehicle will help the buyers identify:

  • Global and regional category risks
  • Topline growth opportunities
  • Demand forecasting and governance strategies


An analysis of the top suppliers of electric cars, types of electric vehicles, and the best negotiation levers are offered in this procurement report on the electric vehicle.

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PART 01: Executive Summary

PART 02: Market Insights

  • Global category spend
  • Category spend growth
  • Spend segmentation by region
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional influence on global spend
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers

PART 03: Category Pricing Insights

  • Pricing outlook
  • Supplier cost structure
  • Outlook for input costs
  • Total cost of ownership analysis
  • Overview of pricing models
  • Comparison of pricing models
  • Supply chain margins
  • Cost drivers impacting pricing
  • Volume drivers impacting pricing

PART 04: Cost-Saving Opportunities

  • Supplier side levers
  • Buyer side levers
  • Quantifying cost-saving opportunities
  • Quantifying cost savings by negotiation strategies

PART 05: Best Practices

  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence best practices
  • Procurement best practices
  • Sustainability practices

PART 06: Category Ecosystem

  • Market favorability index for suppliers
  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Buyer power
  • Supplier power
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Buyer ecosystem
  • Supplier ecosystem

PART 07: Category Management Strategy

  • Category management objectives
  • Supplier and buyer KPIs
  • Outsourcing category management activities
  • Risk management

PART 08: Category Management Enablers

  • Procurement organization
  • Category enablers

PART 09: Suppliers Selection

  • RFx essentials
  • Supplier selection criteria
  • Service level agreement
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics

PART 10: Suppliers Under Coverage

  • Overview
  • Supplier positioning
  • Profile: Tesla
  • Profile: Volkswagen
  • Profile: BMW
  • Profile: Nissan
  • Profile: Hyundai
  • Profile: Renault

PART 11: US Market Insights

  • Category spend in the US
  • Price outlook
  • Supplier cost structure in the US
  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Category cost drivers
  • Category volume drivers
  • Overview of best practices in the US
  • Procurement best practices in the US
  • US supply market overview
  • Supplier positioning for the US
  • Regional category risks

PART 12: Category Definition

  • Category hierarchy
  • Category scope
  • Category map

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations
  • Key Notes
  • Global category spend (2017-2022)
  • Category spend growth (2017-2022)
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Comparison of category maturity across regions
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers (2017-2022)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Input cost dynamics
  • Total cost of ownership model
  • Benefit comparison of pricing models
  • Pricing models – comparison matrix
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Supply side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Demand side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunity matrix
  • Negotiation grid
  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management metrics
  • Strategic sourcing and category management metrics
  • Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Sustainability practices: Impact on the category
  • Sustainability best practices
  • Market environment score
  • Market competitiveness score
  • Buyer power score
  • Supplier power score
  • Ease of market entry score
  • Ease of substitution score
  • Buyer ecosystem: Outlook
  • Supplier ecosystem: Outlook
  • Ecosystem disruption threats
  • Key category management objectives
  • Supplier KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Buyer KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Category management enablers
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category enablers: Organization
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Nissan – Key information dashboard
  • ABB – Key information dashboard
  • BAIC – Key information dashboard
  • Volvo – Key information dashboard
  • BYD – Key information dashboard
  • Volkswagen – Key information dashboard
  • US category spend (2017-2022)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Strategic sourcing and category management
  • Technology-facilitated procurement
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category definition
  • Category nuances
  • Importance of category relative to other categories

Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary research

  • Procurement heads
  • Category managers
  • Sourcing consortium professionals
  • Industry experts and thought leaders
  • Procurement managers
  • Category heads of suppliers
  • Client account heads/managers
  • Client and industry consultants

Secondary research

  • Industry journals and reports
  • Periodicals and new articles
  • Category webinars
  • Internal categiry playbooks
  • Industry and government websites on regulations and compliance
  • Internal databases
  • Industry blogs/thought leader briefings



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