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Date of Publication: Nov 12, 2015
EEIV key enabling technologies: photovoltaics, other energy harvesting, extreme lightweighting (including structural electronics, extreme powertrain efficiency (including regenerative harvesting), extreme powertrain efficiency, streamlining, batteries. This unique report explains the existing and future key enabling technologies of land, water and airborne EIVs, notably harvesting of ambient energy, extreme lightweighting, future streamlining and powertrain efficiency. 45 EIVs and projects intended to lead to EIVs are profiled, identifying business opportunities such as the new types of photovoltaics and batteries coming in and where this is taking place. It is demonstrated that interest and achievement is fairly evenly split between land, water and air vehicles and the extremely broad variety of missions performed is identified. Which countries are in the lead and what comes next across the world is revealed.

Date of Publication: Oct 28, 2015

Small manned electric vehicles from e-bikes to car-like micro EVs will be a market of over $33bn. Small manned electric vehicles - e-bikes to car-like micro EVs - are closely related and often sell in the largest numbers. The rag bag of names obscures the fact that they are closely related and add up to a very large market. Although car-like micro EVs are usually lower in cost than regular cars, together with two wheel EVs, they will reach over $33 billion in 2026. Eight sub-categories are forecasted by numbers and value from 2016-2026. Golf cars are seen to be a static market, whereas e-motorcycles are at a very early stage and the others in different stages of maturity. Nearly all are pure electric using batteries as energy storage. Most are on-road vehicles so the commonality shines through.

Date of Publication: Sep 14, 2015
New research finds that the global sale of hybrid and pure electric cars will rise to over $185 billion in 2025 as they are transformed in most respects. For example, components are becoming integrated, the range extender as an optional extra breaks down the difference between pure electric and hybrid and car manufacturers vertically integrate and collaborate, competing with their suppliers.

Date of Publication: Oct 26, 2015
In automotive PCB field, powertrain holds the largest proportion, about 32% for the time being, including mainly Engine Control Unit, Starter, Alternator, Transmission Control, Fuel Injection, and Power Steering. For xEV, complexity, high voltage, high current and high temperature of Inverter and Converter pose extremely high requirements on PCB. Powertrain seizes over 50%, followed by Body with about 25% (primarily Lighting, HVAC, Power Door & Seat, Keyless, and TPMS). LED lighting, which enjoys a high share, is highly demanding on PCB, usually adopting MCPCB (Metal Core PCB). Thirdly, Safety systems, consisting mainly of ADAS, ABS, and Airbag, make up about 22%. The last is Cockpit systems, mainly covering Instrument Display and Infotainment.

Date of Publication: Oct 26, 2015
From January to August of 2015, China sold 108,654 new energy vehicles, showing a skyrocketing growth of 270% year on year. Benefiting from the rapid development of new energy vehicles, the motor controller market will value more than RMB1.8 billion in 2015. It is projected that by 2017 this figure will rise to 280,000 sets and that the market size will hit RMB4.6 billion, with an AAGR of as much as 93%.

Date of Publication: Apr 8, 2015
This report looks at the market for plug-in electric vehicles (both PEVs and PHEVs) in key markets. The report provides forecasts to the year 2017 based on government incentives (the most important variable), infrastructure readiness, economic development, oil costs and PEV product pricing.The market for plug-in vehicles is geographically inconsistent. Norway is the world adoption leader; its neighbor Sweden is one of Europe's laggards. PEV sales have seen a boom in the Netherlands while much larger Germany buys a fraction of Dutch volumes.The report forecasts the market for the U.S., China, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, France, the U.K., Norway, and Sweden. The key market players covered include: Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi, Renault Nissan, Tesla, and Toyota. Recommendations are provided.

Date of Publication: Feb 6, 2015
This master report summarising and forecasting every sector of the EV industry remains unique. It adds new sectors as they become substantial, the latest being car-like micro EVs homologated as quadricycles in Europe. There are currently 45 sectors analysed. Many profitable niches are emerging just as the largest major sectors are changing in importance; the industrial and commercial sector is now bigger and much more profitable than e-cars, and is set to remain so for at least eight more years. All components are changing with supercapacitors sometimes replacing or partly replacing batteries and also new types of battery, energy harvesting, power electronics and structure powering growth in this already huge and prosperous business. It is comprehensively forecasted only in this master report and the subsidiary reports on the segments. Disruptive change is now the norm and Apple-like inspiration and technological innovation is at last being seen.