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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 e-mobility, 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

Topics covered: Electric Vehicles

Enabling components and devices…
  • Battery (Li-ion, NiMH, others)
  • Fuel cell, hydrogen
  • 48V reversible electrical machines, converters etc.
  • Battery management system (BMS)
  • Inverters
  • Charging infrastructure
  • Electric motors
  • Range extenders
  • Supercapacitors, ultracapacitors, electric double layer capacitors (EDLC)
  • Flywheel
  • Energy harvesting (regeneration, kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS), regenerative braking, photovoltaics etc.)
  • Wireless power
…creating these vehicles…
  • Light electric vehicles (LEV)
  • MicroEVs, cars, buses etc.
  • Pure electric vehicles
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles
  • Mild hybrid 48V vehicles
  • Industrial and commercial vehicles
  • Electric aircraft
  • Military, police and security vehicles
  • Marine craft and boats
  • Construction, mining and agriculture vehicles
  • Autonomous vehicles for land, water and air
…being exploited by these industries…
  • Materials and chemicals suppliers
  • Equipment providers
  • Battery makers
  • Tier 1 and tier 2 automotive suppliers of parts/systems
  • Vehicle producers
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