When will BEVs reach the 引爆点 and overtake the internal combustion engine as the power source of choice? This is already agreed by most as the defining question of the modern Automotive era.
Some industry analysts claim that retail price parity will mark such a 引爆点. However, this is just one factor required for there to be a mass change in consumer behavior in favor of BEVs.
Perhaps the question we should be asking is: 'When will the four key elements that make up the entire market framework achieve parity, driving consumers to choose BEVs over ICEs?' Each of the four key driving forces is affected by a number of variables, often highly regionalized, and a complex matrix in which vehicle price is only one part of the equation. Charging infrastructure and regulatory frameworks will have to align. Total cost of ownership, reliability, and convenience models will have to improve along with regulatory and legislative change, before any 引爆点 occurs.