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Wireless Charging 2017-2027: Phones, Cars etc.

Contactless, inductive and RF charging: consumer, medical electronics, electrics and EVs land, water, air



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This unique commercially oriented report has 190+ pages packed with detailed market and technical analysis with many new infograms, conference slides, roadmaps and ten year forecasts 2017-2027. It is based on global research by PhD level multi-lingual analysts in 2016-7 with frequent updates. The Executive Summary and Conclusions is insightful, detailed yet easily assimilated. An introduction gives an overview of the background and technologies with a frank assessment of why most manufacturers and analysts have been over-optimistic about the use, though not always the deployment of these systems in the past and the significance for the future of new capabilities such as long range phone charging. Other chapters embrace the different applications, technologies and roadmaps.
 
The report primarily discusses mobile phone and electric cars charging but showing how much the same arguments apply to many electrical and electronic goods, particularly mobile ones. Most analysts forecasting sales of contactless charging systems for phones and pure electric cars have over-estimated both over the last 15 years. In response to customer demands, may other aspects were being fixed first. People wanted better features and more of them with their phones, larger screens and so on. Electric cars were held back by range anxiety, high up front price, poor resale price and the need to change driver behaviour such as driving more carefully and finding and using charging stations, usually incompatible ones with a profusion of different payment methods and Tesla ones banned to anyone else. These impediments are gradually being overcome so consumer needs relevant to wireless charging come nearer to the top nowadays. Beware though. The report exposes how the charging needs and solutions for phones and the like have important differences from the needs and uses for vehicles and contentiously, it translates this into value sales for electric vehicles overtaking those for phones within the decade.
 
The report is extremely comprehensive. It looks at the activities of many developers and manufacturers and their potential customers and users. The enthusiasm of suppliers shown in new interviews is tempered by twenty year of experience for IDTechEx and new opinion from key companies such as Ford assessing the technology in 2017. Having recently researched reports on Fuel cell vehicles, energy independent electric vehicles, better batteries, better energy harvesting phones and robot chargers render wireless charging unnecessary. IDTechEx is best placed to provide a balanced view of each because we have researched reports on all these subjects recently. Indeed IDTechEx stages conferences and exhibitions on these aspects and the core topic of wireless charging so the report contains slides and answers from interested parties that are not generally available. This report is no cut and paste from the web but it does contain some forecasts of others for comparison with the new IDTechEx analysis.
 
The report reveals how mobile phone users do not want contactless charging as such but rather they need ubiquitous charging without carrying a charger around or better still, no loss of use through lack of charge. It contrasts electric vehicles where the act of plugging in in public places can he a physical strain, dirty and dangerous but the environment is more challenging with roads being dug up, animals getting irradiated and ground clearance varying greatly and obscuration a problem. However, the reader can form their opinion based on inputs from all parts of the value chain and from other interested parties. To dig deeper on certain aspects, IDTechEx has many new reports and consultancy services on allied topics such as post-lithium batteries, extreme lightweighting and wearable electronics.
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Table of Contents
1.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1.1.Definition and overview
1.1.Wurth Texas Instruments demonstrator transmitter and receiver
1.1.Wireless charging vs charging with contacts for powering electronic and electrical devices.
1.2.Wireless power technologies by emission type, characteristics. Green is greatest use and potential.
1.2.Wireless charging forecasts compared
1.2.Wireless charging for portable electronics
1.3.Situation in 2017
1.3.Global smart phone shipments 2006-2021 billions.
1.3.Wireless charging vs energy harvesting winner by power: the next 30 years
1.3.1.Mobile phones, other portable electronics, electrical goods
1.3.2.Cars and other vehicles
1.4.Technology roadmap and market forecasts 2017-2027
1.4.Electric vehicle forecasts 2017-2027 - Numbers
1.4.Technology roadmap 2017-2027
1.4.1.Technology roadmap 2017-2027
1.4.2.Market forecasts electrical, electronic, electric vehicle WC 2017-2027
1.4.3.Developers and manufacturers
1.4.4.Regional trends
1.4.5.Background information from other analysts
1.4.6.Addressable markets
1.4.7.Global smart phone shipments 2006-2021 billions
1.4.8.Electric vehicle forecasts 2017-2027
1.5.Technology
1.5.Basic one-on-one WC
1.5.Electric toothbrushes and other electric devices WC
1.6.Mobile phones and other electronic devices WC
1.6.Qualcomm vision
1.6.Technical options for static WC
1.7.Dynamic charging
1.7.IDTechEx vision for clean electricity from free ambient energy powering semi-dynamic and dynamic charging at point of use
1.7.Electric vehicle WC
1.7.1.Honda dynamic charging
1.8.Market dynamics
1.8.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.Electric vehicle forecasts 2017-2027 - Numbers
1.8.1.Market sweet spot
1.8.2.Market dynamics
1.9.Summary of on-road wireless charging situation in 2017
1.9.Electric rail to recharge electric vehicles - Stockholm, Sweden
1.9.Market dynamics of low vs high power static WC
1.10.IEC adopts Qi in 2017
1.11.Pi Charger - late 2017
1.12.The rail alternative
2.INTRODUCTION
2.1.Main trends
2.1.Wireless power transfer technologies
2.2.Charging phones vs charging cars: comparison in 2017
2.2.1.Phones
2.2.2.Cars
2.3.History
2.4.Wireless power transfer
2.4.1.Adoption - who wins
2.5.Qi the winning specification for personal electronics - so far
2.6.AirFuel Alliance
2.7.Apple and Qi
2.8.Wireless vehicle charging
3.WIRELESS CHARGING OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES
3.1.Main trends
3.1.Why we need wireless charging
3.2.WPC situation September 2015
3.2.Misleading terminology
3.3.Challenges
3.3.WPC adoption forecast
3.4.Innovation with Qi
3.4.Real problems
3.5.Disney announces room-filling, wireless-charging - late 2017
3.5.WPC program to have a longer range option by end 2015.
3.6.Comparison of options
3.6.Energous and Apple
3.7.Ossia Cota
3.7.Multi-standard solutions
3.8.Regulatory perception and Qi low frequency compared with higher frequency proposed by others.
3.8.Wi-Charge
3.9.WiTricity
3.9.The big picture
4.WIRELESS CHARGING FOR VEHICLES WHEN STATIONARY
4.1.Introduction
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
4.2.Standards for vehicle WC
4.3.Recent activity
4.3.Evatran transmitter
4.3.1.BMW, Germany Nanyang Singapore
4.3.2.Evatran for Tesla, Nissan, Chevrolet
4.3.3.Fraunhofer wireless discharging, lightweighting, dynamic
4.3.4.Hyundai-Kia Korea: Mojo USA
4.3.5.Matrix Charging
4.3.6.Oak Ridge National Laboratory's 20-kilowatt wireless charging for electric vehicles
4.3.7.PRIMOVE Belgium
4.3.8.Wärtsilä Marine Solutions - very high power marine charging
4.3.9.Yutong and ZTE China
4.4.Oak Ridge National Laboratory's 20-kilowatt wireless charging system features 90 percent efficiency
4.5.The new electric buses in Bruges, Belgium
5.DYNAMIC CHARGING OF VEHICLES
5.1.Introduction
5.1.Highways Agency assessment of in-road inductive charging of vehicles September 2015
5.1.Comparison of pn junction and photoelectrochemical photovoltaics
5.2.The main options for photovoltaics beyond conventional silicon compared
5.2.Priority lane dynamic charging
5.2.Road maintenance concerns
5.3.Semi dynamic charging
5.3.ElectRoad Israel
5.4.KAIST OLEVs
5.4.Fully dynamic charging
5.4.1.Auckland University New Zealand
5.4.2.Chinese photovoltaic solar highway experiment
5.4.3.Drayson Racing UK
5.4.4.ElectRoad Israel
5.4.5.Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
5.4.6.Politecnico di Torino
5.4.7.Qualcomm USA
5.4.8.TDK Japan
5.4.9.University of Tokyo Japan
5.4.10.Utah State University USA
5.5.Timeline
5.5.Dynamic and static charging of the On Line Electric Vehicle OLEV bus servicing the KAIST campus in Daejon Korea.
5.5.1.Volvo Sweden
5.6.Proximity charged tram
5.6.Potential for new forms of static energy harvesting power dynamic charging
5.6.1.Airborne Wind Energy AWE
5.6.2.Favoured technologies
5.6.3.Billions in Change
5.6.4.Continental
5.6.5.EnerKite Germany
5.6.6.Google Makani USA
5.6.7.e-Wind USA
5.6.8.TwingTec Switzerland
5.6.9.Ampyx Power Netherlands
5.6.10.Altaeros USA
5.6.11.Kitemill Norway
5.6.12.Kitegen Italy
5.6.13.Commercialisation targets
5.6.14.IDTechEx assessment
5.6.15.ABB assessment
5.7.Energy harvesting shock absorbers
5.7.Qualcomm USA
5.7.1.Linear shock absorbers
5.7.2.Rotary shock absorbers
5.7.3.Tenneco Automotive Operating Company USA
5.8.Qualcomm vision - next enabling and transitional technologies
5.8.Witt Energy UK
5.9.Photovoltaic harvesting
5.9.Test track schematic
5.9.1.Flexible, conformal, transparent, UV, IR
5.9.2.Technological options
5.9.3.Principles of operation
5.9.4.Options for flexible PV
5.9.5.Many types of photovoltaics needed for harvesting
5.9.6.Spray on power for electric vehicles and more
5.9.7.New world record for both sides-contacted silicon solar cells
5.10.Test track ghost diagram
5.10.Powerweave harvesting and storage e-fiber/ e-textile
5.11.Solar roads find many uses
5.11.AWE conference
5.12.View of AWE risks
5.13.E-kite ground station
5.14.EnerKite presentation
5.15.Google Makani M600 prototype
5.16.e-Wind proposition hiring land from farmers
5.17.TwingTec USP
5.18.Ampyx slides - examples
5.19.Altaeros presentation
5.20.Altaeros BAT airborne wind turbine compared
5.21.Kitemill presentation
5.22.Kitegen kite providing supplementary power to a ship
5.23.ABB assessment
5.24.Tether drag solution
5.25.Power potential of energy harvesting shock absorbers
5.26.Energy harvesting shock absorbers being progressed by the State University of New York
5.27.Tufts University and Electric Truck energy harvesting shock absorbers
5.28.Wattshocks electricity generating shock absorber
5.29.Wattshocks publicity
5.30.On-road test SUV
5.31.Witt presentation at IDTechEx event Berlin April 2015 - extracts
5.32.Kopf Solarshiff pure electric solar powered lake boats in Germany and the UK for up to 150 people
5.33.NREL adjudication of efficiencies under standard conditions
5.34.Powerweave
5.35.Solar roads
6.ALTERNATIVES TO WIRELESS CHARGING FOR VEHICLES
6.1.Examples of vehicles with solar traction power and no need for charging
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
6.2.Proliferation of actual and potential energy harvesting in land vehicles
6.3.Proliferation of actual and potential energy harvesting in marine vehicles
6.3.Gantries and catenaries
6.4.Robot arms
6.4.Proliferation of actual and potential energy harvesting in airborne vehicles
6.4.1.DBT-CEV France
6.4.2.PowerHydrant USA
6.4.3.Tesla solid metal snake USA
6.4.4.Volkswagen Germany
6.5.Energy Independent Electric Vehicles EIV
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
6.8.Examples of EIVs that never need charging from external electric sources.
7.EXAMPLES OF INTERVIEWS
7.1.WAVE bus system
7.1.BYD China
7.2.Hevo Power USA, WAVE USA, WiTricity USA
7.2.Range difficulties with pure electric industrial vehicles
7.3.Proterra view on WC vs other charging of buses today.
7.3.Idaho State Laboratory USA
7.4.Infineon USA/Germany
7.4.Qualcomm positioning
7.5.Qualcomm car coils
7.5.PowerHydrant USA
7.6.Qualcomm USA
7.6.Qualcomm FABRIC Honda project
7.7.WiTricity overview
7.7.University of Tokyo, Japan
7.8.WiTricity USA
7.8.WiTricity IP position
7.9.Key extracts from the WiTricity presentation at the IDTechEx event in Berlin 2015
7.9.XALT Energy USA
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