To date, few automakers are focusing on autonomous electric vehicles – but momentum is building. Automakers are beginning to combine two parallel approaches to automotive innovation, in driver assist and in plug-in vehicles – to make autonomous electric vehicles – but the benefits of doing so remain unclear to many. Our analysis finds that: Self-parking plug-ins are coming soon, reaching 440,000 units in 2020, led by the likes of Tesla and BMW. Autonomous features will enable $1,800 in battery cost savings for long-range EVs, or bring 24 miles of added range. Partial and full autonomy will lead to $2.5 billion more battery sales in 2030.