According to the forecast of the International Energy Agency, this year sales of electric vehicles will grow by
35% compared to last year and will reach 14 millionunits. This will allow electric vehicles to rise in total new car sales to 18% of total sales. The automotive market is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation. As expected, after the strong growth in sales of passenger electric vehicles, a period of strong growth of electric vehicles in the segment of trucks and buses will begin. In the first quarter of this year, EVs were sold 25% more than a year earlier, totaling 2.3 million EVs. In the second half of the year, sales of electric vehicles will grow even stronger, which will be supported by rising fuel prices.