Electric Vehicle Polymers Market

Global Electric Vehicle (Car) Polymers Market Research Report Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032: By Type (Engineering Plastics, Elastomers, Others), By Component (Powertrain, Exterior, Interior, Others), By Vehicle Type (Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Chemical & Material | February 2024 | Report ID: EMR00597 | Pages: 250

The global electric vehicle polymers market was valued at USD 12.58 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 785.74 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 58.3% from 2024 to 2032.

The polymers used for interior and exterior applications, battery systems, and structural components of electric vehicles are all included in the market for electric vehicle (EV) polymers. The need for strong, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly materials is rising as the car industry moves toward electrification. These polymers are essential for improving the efficiency, sustainability, and performance of vehicles. Manufacturers may achieve greater energy efficiency, lower emissions, and longer range for electric vehicles (EVs) using advances in polymer technology. As a result, the growing global use of electric vehicles is expected to propel the EV polymers market to considerable growth.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

12.58 Bn

Projected Market Value (2032)

785.74 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Type, By Component, By Vehicle Type, & Region

Segments Covered

By Type, By Component, By Vehicle Type, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Electric Vehicle (Car) Polymers Dynamics

Polymer technological breakthroughs spur innovation and make it possible to create materials for electric vehicle (EV) components that are stronger, lighter, and more efficient. Government policies that encourage sustainability and lower emissions also encourage the use of electric vehicles (EVs), which raises the need for polymers. Furthermore, by increasing customer confidence in EVs, the development of the charging infrastructure and advancements in battery technology support market growth. Moreover, collaborations between automakers and producers of polymers enable the incorporation of polymers into electric vehicle designs, hence accelerating market growth during the world's electrification revolution.


Global Electric Vehicle (Car) Polymers Drivers

  • Environmental Regulations and Sustainability Initiatives

Automotive manufacturers are being forced to use eco-friendly and lightweight polymer materials in the construction of electric vehicle components due to increasingly strict laws that are aimed at encouraging sustainable transportation options and lowering carbon emissions. Adherence to these regulations guarantees the preservation of the environment and bolsters market competitiveness by matching consumer inclinations towards more environmentally friendly modes of transportation. Therefore, these rules act as stimulants for growth and innovation in the field of electric vehicle polymers.

  • Growing Consumer Preference for Electric Vehicles

With growing worries about fossil fuel emissions and environmental awareness, people are choosing more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient transportation options. Specialized polymer materials are needed in EV components as a result of this shift to EVs in order to guarantee sustainability, efficiency, and performance. As a result, across the supply chain involved in the manufacture of electric vehicles, the growing demand for EVs closely correlates with an increase in polymer demand.



  • Raw Material Supply Chain Vulnerability

Due to its reliance on specialty chemicals and feedstocks sourced from petroleum, the supply chain is vulnerable to interruptions from events like natural catastrophes, geopolitical conflicts, and changes in prices. Key polymer material costs and availability are impacted by these issues, which could cause supply shortages, higher manufacturing costs, and production delays. As a result, the market for electric car polymers is less stable and scalable due to the fragility of the raw material supply chain.

  • High Initial Capital Investment

There are substantial upfront expenses associated with setting up production facilities, funding R&D, and perfecting polymer materials for EV applications. These costs, when combined with protracted payback periods, have the ability to discourage new competitors and prevent established firms from growing. As such, the high capital investment barrier to entry limits market expansion and innovation in the EV polymer industry.



  • Advanced Battery Encapsulation

The need for specific polymer materials to improve battery safety, durability, and efficiency is growing as the market for electric vehicle batteries gets more and more demanding. Novel polymer encapsulating techniques can enhance thermal management, prolong battery life, and shield batteries from environmental elements including moisture and temperature swings. This gives producers of polymers a lucrative chance to design specialized solutions for the growing market for batteries for electric vehicles.

  • Lightweighting Initiatives

In electric vehicles, there is an increasing need for lightweight materials to replace heavier components due to the focus on increasing energy efficiency and driving range. Because polymers are versatile and lightweight, they offer a workable alternative. Manufacturers can take advantage of the growing need for lightweighting solutions by providing specific polymer materials designed for electric vehicle applications. This will spur growth and innovation in the electric car polymers industry.


Segment Overview

  • By Type

Based on type, the global electric vehicle polymers market is divided into engineering plastics, elastomers, and others. The elastomers category dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Elastomers are polymers that have characteristics similar to rubber, such as elasticity, durability, and flexibility. Because they can absorb energy and tolerate deformation, they are used in electric vehicle tires, vibration dampening, gaskets, and seals. High-performance polymers with exceptional mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance qualities are referred to as engineering plastics. Because of their strength and low weight, these materials are frequently utilized in electric vehicles' housings, connectors, insulation, and structural parts.

  • By Component

Based on the components, the global electric vehicle polymers market is categorized into powertrain, exterior, interior, and others. The interior category leads the global electric vehicle polymers market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Electric vehicle interiors are designed to be aesthetically beautiful, useful, and comfortable through the significant use of polymer materials. Polymers are used in interior trim, consoles, door panels, seats, dashboards, and other components because they are strong, lightweight, and adaptable. Polymer materials are used in electric car body panels, bumpers, grilles, and aerodynamic elements, among other exterior components. Polymer materials are essential to the electric car powertrain since they are utilized in motor enclosures, cooling systems, and electrical insulation, among other components.

  • By Vehicle Type

Based on vehicle type, the global electric vehicle polymers market is segmented into battery electric vehicles (BEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). BEVs are entirely electric cars without an internal combustion engine that run only on rechargeable batteries (ICE). Polymer materials are widely used in BEVs for a variety of components, including electric motors, power electronics, battery enclosures, interior/exterior trim, and thermal management systems. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are powered by an electric propulsion system in addition to an internal combustion engine (ICE) that combines electric and fuel (gasoline or diesel). With a rechargeable battery pack that can be charged using both an internal combustion engine (like HEVs) and an external power source (like BEVs), PHEVs combine the best attributes of both BEVs and HEVs.


Global Electric Vehicle (Car) Polymers Overview by Region

The global electric vehicle polymers market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region, capturing the largest market share in 2023. The demand for polymer materials used in EV components has increased due to the region's fast expanding automotive industry and government measures supporting the adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles. Furthermore, Asia-Pacific has a large number of top polymer suppliers and manufacturers, which supports a strong supply chain for the creation of EV polymers. In addition, the region's investments in R&D, technological innovations, and growing environmental consciousness among consumers have propelled the market for polymers in the EV industry and led to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

Throughout the forecast period, North America is anticipated to post a significant CAGR. Numerous reasons have contributed to this expansion, such as stricter environmental restrictions, greater consumer demand for sustainable transportation options, and more government backing for the adoption of EVs. Furthermore, investments in electric vehicle infrastructure, partnerships between polymer producers and automotive OEMs, and developments in polymer technology are anticipated to propel market expansion in the area.



Global Electric Vehicle (Car) Polymers Competitive Landscape

In the global electric vehicle polymers market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global electric vehicle polymers market include,

  • DuPont
  • Covestro AG
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Solvay
  • LG Chem
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
  • JSR Corporation, and various others.


Global Electric Vehicle (Car) Polymers Recent Developments

  • In March 2022, a new sort of battery pack called a "Pure Performance Battery" was produced by Evonik Industries, which is working to provide lighter, more cost-effective, and more efficient battery EV solutions utilizing composites. The novel holistic battery system concept is anticipated to be advantageous to the automobile sector.
  • In March 2022, A strategic partnership agreement was reached by BASF SE and Zhejian REEF Technology Co Ltd to develop innovative recyclate formulations for use in the consumer, automotive, and packaging industries. Under this agreement, BASF SE will offer technical support and advice for formulations of recycled polymers tested at BASF's test facilities, together with its recently introduced IrgaCycle additive solutions.


Scope of the Global Electric Vehicle (Car) Polymers Report

Electric Vehicle (Car) Polymers Market Report Segmentation



By Type

  • Engineering Plastics
  • Elastomers
  • Others

By Component

  • Powertrain
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Others

By Vehicle Type

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

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Electric Vehicle (Car) Polymers Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global electric vehicle polymers market segmented by type, by component, by vehicle type, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of electric vehicle polymers between 2019 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global electric vehicle polymers market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of electric vehicle polymers among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global electric vehicle polymers market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Automotive OEMs
  • Polymer Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Investors and Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies and Regulatory Bodies
  • Research Institutions and Academia

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Frequently Asked Questions

On the basis of Geography, the electric vehicle polymers market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world.
According to electric vehicle polymers market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~58.3% over the coming years.
North America is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032
Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2023
The major players operating in the global market include BASF SE, DuPont, Dow, Covestro AG, Celanese Corporation, SABIC, Solvay, LANXESS, LG Chem, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, Ltd., Arkema, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation, JSR Corporation, and various others.

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