Luke Gear is a 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.
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.
Luke is the primary author of reports on Electric Two-wheelers, Electric and Hybrid 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 electrics.
Luke travels extensively, attending conferences and visiting companies for primary research in these areas.