U.S. automakers have been scrambling to find ways to deliver electric vehicles, a major part of a broader push to expand electric mobility and fuel self-driving vehicles in the coming years.
They have all tried to build a market for electric cars, which are now available in a number of models.
One of the biggest hurdles for automakers is finding ways to offer them at affordable prices, said Paul McLean, an analyst with Gartner.
McLean said he expected electric car makers to be able to compete with their competitors in the marketplace.
“If the automakers are really good at delivering their electric cars at reasonable prices, they’ll have an advantage over the OEMs,” McLean wrote in a research note.
But electric vehicle sales have been slowing for a while, with automakers cutting the number of electric vehicles they offer from 25 million in 2013 to 20 million in 2017, according to the most recent data from the U.K.-based NPD Group.
Electric vehicles, or EVs, are not vehicles designed for everyday use.
They can only be driven when fully charged, have limited range and require charging at least once a week.
In the first half of this year, sales of electric cars surpassed vehicle sales of gas-powered vehicles in North America, according a report from Kelley Blue Book.
Despite that slowdown, electric car sales are on the rise, according the U in U.N. and U. S. auto-makers have been working on ways to expand the range of EVs, which include electric vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, hydrogen and natural gas.
The automakers have also been exploring ways to sell more EVs at lower prices.
According to a recent report from Autodata, the average price of a Tesla Model S, a new electric vehicle sold in North American for the first time, is $62,000, or $13,000 less than the average selling price of the average gas-electric vehicle.
Some automakers are offering discounts for buyers who buy EVs.
In June, Ford Motor Co. offered $2,000 in savings on the first-generation Model S sedan.
Ford also said it would offer free charging on the next-generation vehicle in 2019.
Tesla and Nissan both offer incentives for buyers of the new Model S and Model X electric vehicles.
Many automakers are also working on new incentives for electric vehicle buyers.
Nissan is offering incentives of up to $6,000 for a Model S or X with a 3.8-liter V6 or 3.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine.
Tesla is offering $6 a month for the Model S. “If you’re not paying $50,000 a year for a car, you’re paying a premium for a vehicle,” McLeod said.
One major obstacle for automakers to bring more EVs to the market is the need to have a long supply chain for making them, said Brian Murphy, an electric vehicle analyst at Kelley Blue Books.
Murphy said he expects to see automakers increase production of EVs in the future as they grow their manufacturing facilities, expand their sales and develop new products.
McLean said the lack of incentives for EV buyers could also hurt sales.
“I don’t see the incentive structure being attractive to most consumers,” Mclean said.
“It’s going to be a tough sell for most buyers.”
McDonald said he thinks automakers could continue to increase production by offering incentives and discounts.
He said he does not think the incentives will be enough to bring EVs to a mass market.
“I don, and that’s really what we need to be looking at,” McLane said.