Automotive & Electric Vehicles Intelligence Services

In the last year electric vehicles have become a more closely integrated market - pure electric and hybrid whether on land, water or airborne. Many profitable niches are emerging just as the largest major sectors are changing in importance. Electric vehicles, or EMobility, use an electric motor for propulsion, as opposed to an internal combustion engine (ICE). They can be powered by an electrical energy source that is external to the car (by plugging it in) or charged on the vehicle (such as by a fuel cell or ICE). Hybrid versions can incorporate both an electric and conventional ICE drive train. The appropriate infrastructure and vehicle performance (cost, range, lifetime etc) are key to the adoption rate of the technology.

The topic is far broader than the narrow view of cars. Electric cars will eventually be dominated by a few giants; however, the components and enabling technologies are applicable to many other types of vehicles – land, sear and air. Billion dollar businesses will be created for those supplying components and vehicles to these “niches”. The electric vehicles of the future are likely to combine several enabling technology platforms.

Companies that seek to profit in this sector need to:

  • have clear quantification of the opportunity at each part of the supply chain and by market
  • understand the commercial, government and technology trends which are rapidly changing
  • know the performance of each technology, development roadmaps and their applicable markets, and what is needed
  • identify and assess companies throughout the value chain for potential partnership, acquisition and customer/client collaboration

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Topics covered in Automotive & Electric Vehicles area:

Enabling materials and manufacturing processes…
  • Battery (Li-ion, NiMH, Lead Acid, others)
  • Fuel Cell, Hydrogen
  • Alternative fuels (shale gas, biofuels, photovoltaics)
  • Battery Management System (BMS)
  • Inverters
  • Charging Infrastructure
  • Electric Motors
  • Range extenders
  • Supercapacitors, ultracapacitors, electric double layer capacitors (EDLC)
  • Flywheel
  • Energy harvesting (Kinetic Energy recovery Systems KERS, regenerative braking)
  • Wireless power
…creating these devices…
  • Light electric vehicles (LEV)Electric Vehicles
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
  • Industrial and commercial vehicles
  • Electric aircraft, light aircraft
  • Trains
  • Military Vehicles
  • Marine Vehicles, boats
  • Smart grid
  • Smart city
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Back-up power
…being exploited by these industries
  • Materials and chemicals suppliers
  • Equipment providers
  • Battery makers
  • OEM car part providers, tier 1 and tier 2
  • Vehicle producers

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