Electric cars are in the news again as automakers try to bring the industry closer to mass adoption.
The US is one of the only markets where these vehicles are now readily available.
However, the news has come at a terrible time for the electric car industry.
As automakers ramp up production, demand for electric cars is expected to fall.
Bloomberg reports that the EV market is now expected to shrink by 2.5% from a year ago, and that this is largely due to lower-than-expected sales of electric cars.
Electric cars currently account for about a quarter of global sales.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) is the most well-known electric car maker, but it is not alone in the industry.
Nissan, GM (GM), Renault (RENA) and others are also making strides to bring their brands into the electric vehicle market.
According to Bloomberg, Tesla Motors and Nissan are expected to lose around 10% of their sales by the end of 2018, which is about the same amount as the overall market.
The market is also expected to decline by 7.2% over the same period, according to a research firm.
While the industry is expected for some of its growth to come from smaller manufacturers, the decline could impact the growth of the global auto market, as well.