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The Plug-In Vehicle Environment Report 2012

  • Published: June 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 89 Pages
  • SupplierBusiness

A global and local phenomenon, vehicle electrification is here to stay and sales of electric and plug in hybrids are set to show substantial increases around the world. All these cars will require convenient places to charge up and a huge opportunity presents itself to those looking to participate in the EV infrastructure boom.

Over the past decade the world has seen the emergence of an embryonic infrastructure to serve electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles but development has been piecemeal and often far from mainstream automotive manufacturing or power generation.

Although the plug in environment has had many champions, often start-ups looking for market entry, there are still many technology and market issues to be overcome. The charging infrastructure business presents a huge a diverse range of business opportunities and new markets.

About this report

Covering all the major markets, this first edition report examines in detail the market drivers for the plug-in vehicle environment including fuel economy and CO2 emissions, fuel costs as a driver for grid-connected vehicles, energy security and incentives for key countries. It looks into the market challenges READ MORE >


- The vehicle dimension
- The battery dimension
- The electricity infrastructure dimension
- EV services and communication
- A global and local phenomenon
- Business models

Grid connected vehicles as part of powertrain electrification


- Fuel economy and CO2 emissions
- The United States
- The European Union
- Japan
- China
- Other countries
- Fuel costs as a driver for grid-connected vehicles
- Energy security
- Incentives FOR PLug-in vehicles
- The United States
- The European Union
- China
- Japan
- South Korea
- Canada
- India

Development of the plug-in environment

- Recharging infrastructure
- Recharging technology companies
- Wireless charging technology
- Grid capacity MANAGEMENT

Charging Standards
- Cost issues
- Battery costs
- Consumer preferences
- Global
- Europe
- The United States
- Range Anxiety
- Recharging time
- Potential technology issues

Developing business models and challenges

New players, relationships and collaborations

- Public infrastructure development
- Table 4: Comparison of emerging business models
- Private infrastructure development
- Integrated solutions
- Integrating the charging infrastructure through IT

Market development

- New markets
- Vehicle Market forecasts

List of Tables

Table 1: Battery cost evolution
Table 2: Lithium-ion battery cost breakdown
Table 3: Roles and responsibilities within the value chain
Table 4: Comparison of emerging business models

List of Figures

Figure 1: Four key dimensions associated with the plug-in vehicle environment
Figure 2: Future light vehicle fuel mix forecast to 2030
Figure 3: Key aspects of communication between the vehicle and charging infrastructure
Figure 4: Vehicle size and duty cycle aligned to powertrain
Figure 5: Well-to-wheel CO2 emissions by powertrain including source considerations
Figure 6: Comparative drivetrain costing per percentage point CO2 reduction
Figure 7: Well-to-wheel powertrain costs relative to conventional
Figure 8: Limited garage access bring issues to many countries
Figure 9: The relative attractiveness of vehicle in Germany 2010
Figure 10: The relative attractiveness of vehicle in China 2010
Figure 11: Different powertrains meet different needs – 2030
Figure 12: Fuel economy standards to 2015 for selected countries (US mpg)
Figure 13: WTI crude oil prices (US$ per barrel, monthly average 2010 dollars), 2001 – March 2012
Figure 14: US Regular Gasoline prices January 2011 to March 2012
Figure 15: Comparison of average well-to-wheel CO2 emissions of ICEs with those of EVs powered by the average EU electricity mix
Figure 16: Fuel chain efficiency rates for ICE and EV vehicles
Figure 17: Level 2 charging units from Advanced Energy
Figure 18: SAE J1772 Connectors
Figure 19: SAE J1772 Combined Plug
Figure 20: WPT charging schematic
Figure 21: Evatran’s aftermarket available charging system
Figure 22: California summer peak loading with unmanaged EV charging scenario
Figure 23: California summer peak loading with work and home EV charging scenario
Figure 24: California summer peak loading with 50% acceptance of differential pricing for EV charging scenario
Figure 25: California summer peak loading with differential pricing for EV charging scenario
Figure 26: Rapidly converging powertrain costs
Figure 27: Lithium-ion battery pack cost breakdown
Figure 28: Lithium-ion battery cell costs breakdown
Figure 29: Battery costs to OEMs at low volumes
Figure 30: Global battery manufacturing relationships
Figure 30: European and US consumer expectations of plug-in hybrid range (miles)
Figure 31: EV driving range as a function of ambient temperature
Figure 32: Percentage of daily journeys (km) by country
Figure 33: 1990 US driving patterns (miles)
Figure 35: Changes and opportunities in the automotive value chain
Figure 36: Growth of EV charging facilities in China
Figure 37: The vehicle electrification value chain
Figure 38: A better place switch station
Figure 39: A Blink charger facility linked to Cisco’s Home Energy Controller
Figure 40: Plug-in vehicle production forecast to 2019 by region
Figure 41: EV and REEV production forecast to 2019 by region
Figure 42: Plug-in vehicle production forecast to 2019 by type
Figure 43: Plugged-in vehicle market forecast – business-as-expected scenario

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