Luke Gear Senior Technology Analyst

Bio
Luke Gear is a Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx with a specialist knowledge of electric vehicles, energy storage for electric vehicles, and stationary energy storage. Luke has developed an expertise in forecast modelling, technology road mapping, and competitive landscape analysis in these research areas.
 
Luke speaks regularly both at IDTechEx events and external events, sharing the latest insights on electric vehicle and battery trends. He has provided keynote presentations and technical masterclasses across three continents.
 
Luke is further responsible for overseeing the Electric Vehicle conference at the IDTechEx Show!, held yearly in Berlin, Germany and Santa Clara, California.
 
Luke is based in London, UK.
Education
Luke holds a Master of Physics with First-class honours from the University of Bath, and studied a variety of topics including photonics, nanoscience and condensed matter. Luke's interest for sustainable energy began with his Master's placement at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, where he helped improve the efficiency of a piece of specialist scientific software. His work contributed to the ITER project, a fusion experiment in Southern France that hopes to be the first to generate a surplus of energy.
 
Before joining IDTechEx, Luke completed an internship at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, where he published a report and datasets on policy drivers for behind-the-meter energy storage.
Research Field
Luke is leading IDTechEx's research on Electric Vehicles. He is the primary author of reports on Electric Vehicles: 2020 - 2030, Electric Two-wheelers, Electric Leisure and Seagoing Boats and Ships, Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage and Smart Glass, and is a secondary author on many more electric vehicle reports. He further has oversight of IDTechEx's core electric vehicle forecasts, such as plug-in passenger electric cars.
 
Luke travels extensively, attending conferences and visiting companies for primary research in these areas.
Consulting
  • Assessing demand growth for specific metals in electric vehicle powertrain components. An international council wanted a forecast of demand for copper created by the growth in electric vehicles and its associated infrastructure. We carried out a detailed assessment of the markets, identified and analyzed the key components using or likely to use copper, and developed various detailed market forecast scenarios.
 
  • Assessing the Market Opportunity for a Novel Battery Module. A multi-million-dollar technology and research company approached IDTechEx for commercializing a novel battery module with unique thermal management capabilities. IDTechEx validated the cost advantages of the module in different environments and leveraged an extensive network to carry out an assessment of the competitive and market landscape. A detailed analysis on pricing, technology choices, battery system structure and typical cooling techniques were provided, allowing the company to position their product more effectively on the market.

Speaking at Forthcoming Events

AABC US
Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, San Francisco, CA - 3 - 5 Nov 2020
 

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