Plastics For Electric Vehicle Market: Global Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast, 2022-2032

Plastics For Electric Vehicle Market Overview and Definition

Plastics for Electric Vehicle (EV) refers to the use of plastics in the manufacturing of components for electric vehicles. Electric vehicles use a range of plastic components to reduce weight, increase energy efficiency, and improve safety, such as battery casings, interior and exterior parts, and thermal management systems.

The plastics for electric vehicle market includes the production and sale of plastic materials, compounds, and components used in electric vehicle manufacturing. The market is driven by the increasing demand for electric vehicles, which is expected to grow significantly in the coming years as governments and automakers worldwide shift toward more sustainable transportation solutions.

Plastics for electric vehicles are selected for their mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties, as well as their durability and cost-effectiveness. Many plastics used in electric vehicles are lightweight, which can increase vehicle range and reduce energy consumption. Additionally, plastic components can be designed with complex geometries, which can improve vehicle aerodynamics and reduce drag.

The plastics for electric vehicle market is influenced by factors such as material innovations, manufacturing processes, and industry regulations. The market includes a range of players, from plastic manufacturers to automotive OEMs, and there is a growing trend toward collaboration and partnerships to develop and commercialize new plastic materials and components for electric vehicles.

Overall, the plastics for electric vehicle market is expected to continue growing as the demand for electric vehicles increases, and as automakers and plastic manufacturers work to develop new materials and components to meet the unique requirements of electric vehicle manufacturing.

Growing environmental concerns and awareness coupled with innovation and investments made by OEMs has resulted in a technological revolution in the global automobile industry, which in turn has commenced robust demand for electric vehicles across the world. EVs along with providing environmental sustainability are also fuel-efficient and require relatively less servicing and no expensive exhaust systems, starter motors, and other parts.

Plastics are common materials after metals that are increasingly utilized currently to build various parts of a vehicle as they help reduce running costs. These components can be found in the interior and exterior section, luggage section and bonnet section. In electric vehicles, higher quantity of plastic material is used owing to inclusion of larger battery pack, smaller size of internal combustion engines. Plastics are light weight and are durable which provide a greater range between recharges, and often less expensive which make them increasingly desirable for manufactures worldwide.

The global plastics for electric vehicle market is expected to witness growth at a tremendous CAGR over the years to come.


The growth of this market is attributed towards major relying factors which include but are not limited to; the rise in global demand, sales and production of electric vehicles, the stringent emission standards and norms driving electrification and weight reduction in PHEV/ HEV and BEV, the increasing demand of thermally stable plastic and lightweight materials to reduce vehicle weight by OEMS and others, increasing adoption of Bio-Plastics, Anti-Microbial Plastics/Additives in EVs.

Also, electric vehicle parts such as energy recovery systems, pumps, fans, casings and non-moving parts are increasingly produced using plastics thereby reducing the vehicle's overall weight without compromising on performance and increasing demand for plastics for electric vehicles industry globally.

Moreover, the advancement of technologies such as hybrid, plug-in-hybrid, and battery electric vehicles are set to propel and enhance the growth of plastics for electric vehicles extensively on a global level. Furthermore, OEMS are focusing on cost-effective materials which provide strength and protection to the battery compartment field with high temperature resistive properties. This, in turn, will comprehensively prove efficient in fueling the demand for products which are lighter in weight and comparatively less costly than metal parts, which will scale up the overall market growth.

However, the lack of charging stations for BEV operated vehicles & HEV operated vehicles, high cost of capital and infrastructure for re-engineering of plastics, slowdown in sales due to the COVID-19 outbreak are factors that are currently hindering the growth of this market.


By Plastic Type:

  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyurethane (PUR)
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polyoxymethylene (POM)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyamide (PA)
  • Acrylic (PMMA)
  • Polyethylene
  • Others

By Vehicle Type:

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
  • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

By Component:

  • Dashboard
  • Seats
  • Interior Trim
  • Car Upholstery
  • Bumper
  • Battery
  • Engine
  • Lighting
  • Electric wiring
  • Others

By Application

  • Powertrain System/ Under Bonnet
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Lighting & Electric Wiring
  • Power Plant System
  • Transmission Systems
  • Others

By Region: 

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa


The Asia-Pacific region currently dominates and is expected to be the fastest growing regional market for plastics for electric vehicles. This can be attributed to the higher sales of electric vehicles in the region, continuous focus on weight reduction coupled with an increase in the average content of plastic per electric vehicle, increasing government initiatives to support the demand for EVs, the rise in the production of electric vehicles with advanced materials, presence of significant number of manufacturers in the region, increasing disposable income of the individuals and growing investment on electric vehicles by the manufacturers etc. The major contributors in the region include India, China, South Korea, and Japan.

The North American region along with the Eastern and Western European region currently hold a substantial share in the overall plastics for electric vehicles market and are also expected to witness steady  growth in the near future owing to the increasing adoption of non-polluting vehicles as a means of transportation in the region along with the presence of key manufacturers and players of electric vehicles and related components in the region etc.

Lastly, the Latin American and Middle Eastern & African regions are anticipated to witness slower growth because of the limited demand and the low volume of sales of electric vehicles in the regions.


  • DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • Covestro
  • Solvay LANXESS
  • LG Chem
  • Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V.
  • Arkema
  • Ube Industries Ltd
  • Agc Chemicals
  • Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corporation
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • Ems Chemie Holding Ag
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • Air Liquide S.A.
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  • Hexion Inc.
  • Momentive Performance Materials
  • Hanwha Azdel Inc.
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Evonik Industries
  • INEOS capital Ltd.
  • BSM Group
  • Plastic Omnium
  • Other Players


  • In November 2020, British engineers unveiled Europe's first working 3D-printed electric vehicle, the Chameleon for commuters, made from recycled plastic with a top speed of 45mph.
  • In November 2020, Technology Company Continental, reportedly expanded its plastics expertise at three specialist tech centers in Hamburg, Kohren-Sahlis and Hann. Münden. The move was further said to enhance the company’s proficiency in thermal management for the European automotive market.

Timeline Considered for Analysis: 

- 2021: Base Year

- 2022 to 2027: Forecast Period

Research Scope and Deliverables

Overview & Executive Summary

Market Drivers, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Market Size and Forecast Projections

Macroeconomic Indicators of Various Countries Impacting the Growth of the Market

Extensive Coverage of Industry Players including Recent Product Launches and Market Activities

Porter’s Five Force Analysis

Market Segmentation Analysis:

Industry report analyzes the global plastics for electric vehicle market by the following segments:

  • Plastic Type
  • Vehicle Type
  • Component
  • Application

Customization: We also offers customization’s in the industry report as per the company’s specific needs.

Key Questions Answered in the Global Plastics for Electric Vehicle Industry Report

  • What is the overall market size in 2021? What will be the market growth during the forecast period i.e. 2022-2027?
  • Which region would have high demand for product in the upcoming years?
  • What are the factors driving the growth of the market?
  • Which sub-market will make the most significant contribution to the market?
  • What are the market opportunities for existing and entry-level players?
  • What are various long-term and short-term strategies adopted by the market players?

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  • Publication date: 20th September 2023
  • Base year: 2022
  • Forecast year: 2023-2033
  • Format: PDF, PPT,Word,Excel

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