Energy Harvesting Report

Wireless Charging 2016-2026: Phones & Small Electronics, Electric Cars & Other Vehicles

Contactless, inductive charging: consumer & medical electronics and vehicles for land, water & air

Wireless charging will be on almost all mobile phones and millions of cars by 2026
 
This unique report reflects the new reality that wireless charging is now one subject from phones and medical devices to vehicles. This is because it increasingly involves the same technologies, locations and companies. Why are people so enthusiastic when they experience ubiquitous phone charging? How will the standards battles be resolved? Why will the planned move to hired vehicles and autonomous vehicles drive more demand for wireless charging? Is a compatible set of standards emerging for vehicles? What will sales be from 2016-2026 for mobile device and for vehicle wireless charging? It is all here.
 
Only a global up-to-date view makes sense in this fast-moving subject. Therefore the multilingual PhD level IDTechEx analysts have travelled intensively in 2015 to report the latest research and expert opinions and to analyse how the markets and technologies will move over the coming decade. Original IDTechEx tables and infographics pull together the analysis.
 
Users of mobile phones and the new connected wearables loathe the fact that they need recharging before a recharging point can be found. They urgently seek ubiquitous wireless charging from the car dashboard to the table in the coffee shop: no hassle top up. Progress is now rapid due to easy retrofit and huge numbers of phones fitting it as original equipment. Standards battles are being resolved by market adoption and merger.
 
Electric vehicles, whether plug-in hybrid or pure electric are selling well now. That covers land, water and air, off-road and on-road, on water and underwater. That brings to the fore the problems of dirt, weight, vandalism and safety with plugging in so auto makers, for example, plan wireless charging in many cars and buses from 2017 underwritten by one single set of standards being achieved soon.
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Table of Contents
1.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1.1.Definition and overview
1.2.Wireless charging for portable electronics
1.3.Wireless charging for electric vehicles
1.4.Technology
1.5.Technical options for static WC
1.6.Dynamic charging
1.6.1.Off road trials for electric highways technology
1.7.Forecasts
1.8.NFC model
1.9.Market sweet spot
1.10.Threats
1.11.Market forecasts
1.12.Forecast for high power: electric vehicles
1.13.Market by territory
1.14.Market dynamics
1.15.Other comparisons
1.16.News in 2016
2.WIRELESS CHARGING OF PORTABLE DEVICES: LATEST SITUATION
2.1.Main trends
2.2.Misleading terminology
2.3.Challenges
2.4.Real problems
3.INTRODUCTION
3.1.History
3.2.Wireless power transfer
3.2.1.Adoption - who wins
3.3.Qi the winning specification for personal electronics - so far
3.3.1.Competitor
3.4.Comparisons of Qi with the leading competitor
3.5.Apple and Qi
3.6.Wireless vehicle charging
4.WIRELESS CHARGING FOR VEHICLES WHEN STATIONARY
4.1.Introduction
4.2.Standards for vehicle WC
4.3.Recent activity
4.3.1.BMW, Germany Nanyang Singapore
4.3.2.Fraunhofer wireless discharging, lightweighting, dynamic
4.3.3.Hyundai-Kia Korea: Mojo USA
4.3.4.Oak Ridge National Laboratory's 20-kilowatt wireless charging for electric vehicles
4.3.5.PRIMOVE Belgium
4.3.6.Yutong and ZTE China
5.DYNAMIC CHARGING OF VEHICLES
5.1.Introduction
5.2.Road maintenance concerns
5.3.Semi dynamic charging
5.4.Fully dynamic charging
5.4.1.Drayson Racing UK
5.4.2.Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
5.4.3.University of Tokyo Japan
5.4.4.Utah State University USA
5.5.Timeline
5.5.1.Volvo Sweden
5.6.Renewable electricity generation on motorways
6.ALTERNATIVES TO WIRELESS CHARGING FOR VEHICLES
6.1.Electric vehicles that are never charged externally
6.1.1.Introduction
6.1.2.Options for energy autonomous vehicles
6.2.Robotic charging
6.3.Gantries and catenaries
6.4.Robot arms
6.4.1.DBT-CEV France
6.4.2.PowerHydrant USA
6.4.3.Tesla solid metal snake USA
6.4.4.Volkswagen Germany
7.EXAMPLES OF INTERVIEWS 2015
7.1.BYD China
7.2.Hevo Power USA, WAVE USA, WiTricity USA
7.3.Idaho State Laboratory USA
7.4.Infineon USA/Germany
7.5.PowerHydrant USA
7.6.Qualcomm USA
7.6.1.Wireless Charging: Invitation Only Meeting 26 June 2015
7.7.University of Tokyo, Japan
7.8.WiTricity USA
7.9.XALT Energy USA
IDTECHEX RESEARCH REPORTS AND CONSULTANCY
TABLES
1.1.Forecasts and timeline 2016-2036 for wireless charging of portable electronics, consumer, medical, industrial
1.2.Forecasts and timeline for wireless charging on electric vehicles, land, water, air
1.3.Mobile phone sales projected smart vs other 2015-2026 in sales globally (in billions rounded)
1.4.Tablet, notebook and monitor sales globally numbers million 2015-2026
1.5.IDTechEx forecasts for electric vehicles, hybrid and pure electric, plug-in and not plug-in. Those most likely to fit wireless charging are shown in green.
1.6.SAE six levels of charging
1.7.Number, hardware unit value ex-factory excluding any power storage and total market value rounded of contactless on-road vehicle charging stations sold worldwide in thousands 2015-2026
1.8.Global market value of the three levels of car charging station 2015-2026 in $ millions
1.9.Benefits and challenges of today's WC technology vs contact methods of charging small devices.
1.10.Market dynamics of low vs high power static WC
1.11.Comparisons of low vs high power contactless charging
1.12.News in 2016
3.1.Wireless power transfer technologies
3.2.Qi compared with Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) merged with Power Matters Alliance (PMA)
FIGURES
1.1.Basic one-on-one WC
1.2.Qualcomm vision
1.3.IDTechEx vision for clean electricity from free ambient energy powering semi-dynamic and dynamic charging at point of use
1.4.NFC adoption
1.5.Forecasts and timeline 2016-2036 for wireless charging of portable electronics, consumer, medical, industrial
1.6.Forecasts and timeline for wireless charging on electric vehicles, land, water, air
1.7.The trends of power needs and use of energy harvesting and wireless charging to meet them, shown as a function of power requirement
1.8.Mobile phone sales projected smart vs other 2015-2026 in sales globally (in billions rounded)
1.9.Tablet, notebook and monitor sales globally numbers million 2015-2026
1.10.Number, hardware unit value ex-factory excluding any power storage and total market value rounded of contactless on-road vehicle charging stations sold worldwide in thousands 2015-2026
1.11.Global market value of the three levels of car charging station 2015-2026 in $ millions
1.12.Market value for WPT for consumer electronics and electric vehicles in 2022
2.1.Why we need wireless charging
2.2.WPC situation September 2015
2.3.WPC adoption forecast
2.4.Innovation with Qi
2.5.WPC program to have a longer range option by end 2015.
2.6.Comparison of options
2.7.Multi-standard solutions
2.8.Regulatory perception and Qi low frequency compared with higher frequency proposed by others.
2.9.The big picture
3.1.Examples of A4WP backers
4.1.Proliferation of power electronics in EVs. Newer additions shown in large font
4.2.WiTricity slide on standards bodies collaborating to create a single compatible vehicle set for WC
4.3.Oak Ridge National Laboratory's 20-kilowatt wireless charging system features 90 percent efficiency
4.4.The new electric buses in Bruges, Belgium
5.1.Highways Agency assessment of in-road inductive charging of vehicles September 2015
5.2.Priority lane dynamic charging
5.3.KAIST OLEVs
5.4.Dynamic and static charging of the On Line Electric Vehicle OLEV bus servicing the KAIST campus in Daejon Korea.
5.5.Proximity charged tram
5.6.Test track schematic
5.7.Test track ghost diagram
6.1.Examples of vehicles with solar traction power and no need for charging
6.2.Proliferation of actual and potential energy harvesting in land vehicles
6.3.Proliferation of actual and potential energy harvesting in marine vehicles
6.4.Proliferation of actual and potential energy harvesting in airborne vehicles
6.5.Examples of gantry charging for buses. Top ABB TOSA, next Proterra.
6.6.PowerHydrant presentation at IDTechEx event 2015
6.7.Tesla solid metal snake
7.1.WAVE bus system
7.2.Range difficulties with pure electric industrial vehicles
7.3.Proterra view on WC vs other charging of buses today.
7.4.Qualcomm positioning
7.5.Qualcomm car coils
7.6.WiTricity overview
7.7.WiTricity IP position
7.8.Key extracts from the WiTricity presentation at the IDTechEx even in Berlin 2015

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-Figures48
-Forecasts to2026
-Last updateJune 2016
 

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