Electric Vehicles, China

Chinese EV Sales Growing, But There Are Problems on the Horizon

Rising fuel prices, large inventories, and a glut of deliveries mean lots of deals on Chinese-made electric vehicles in Israel. But future problems may cloud this bright future.

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Sales of electric vehicles, and especially Chinese made electric vehicles are on the rise in Israel, thanks to a number of factors including rising fuel costs, multiple competitors, and large inventories, per Globes.

Furthermore, Israeli government plans to end many of the tax breaks for electric vehicles starting 2025 provides an incentive for green drivers to buy now rather than wait and pay more later.

However, this bright future for Chinese electric vehicles faces two serious obstacles:

The increasing tightening of the Houthi blocakde in the Red Sea means Chinese shipments of vehicles to Israel have dropped since the war started and may cool inventory and sales.

The second is that Israel accepts electric vehicles that meet European or American standards, but right now Europe is considering fining Chinese companies on the grounds of a "dumping policy."

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