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The Grid-Connected Vehicles Report: Electric and Plugin Hybrid Vehicles - Product Image

The Grid-Connected Vehicles Report: Electric and Plugin Hybrid Vehicles

  • Published: April 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 206 Pages
  • SupplierBusiness


  • A123 Systems
  • Amberjac
  • BYD
  • EIG
  • LG Chem
  • Sumitomo electric
  • MORE

Growth in the electric vehicle market has not lived up to earlier expectations. Recently however, legislation and incentives, increased vehicle availability and roll-out of charging infrastructure are expected to stimulate this market. Staying up to date with the latest developments and forecasts in this industry is vital to a successful strategy in today's increasingly competitive marketplace.

This new Grid-Connected Vehicles Report provides an in-depth analysis on the current market landscape, challenges, drivers and market forecasts for Electric, Plugin Hybrid and Range Extended Electric Vehicles. Factors like the EV Charging Infrastructure, Battery Technology, Fuel Price, Vehicle Availability, Electricity Grid and Resource Supply are all examined in this comprehensive report.

Content within the report covers the following key areas:

- Market Drivers and Challenges
- The Key Enabling Technologies for Electric Vehicles: Batteries, Motors, Regenerative Braking, Electrically Driven Ancillaries
- The Future Market Dynamics, New Markets and Forecasts
- Electric Light Vehicles Currently on the Market
- Regional Incentives and Legislation

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1. Introduction

2. Benefits and challenges

3. Global and local considerations

4. Grid connectivity, batteries and business models

5. Grid-connected powertrains

6. Market drivers
- Fuel economy and vehicle emissions
- Vehicle incentives

7. Market challenges
- Vehicle availability and OEMs
- Vehicle price
- Charging infrastructure
- - Charging standards, plugs and connectors
- - EVSE companies and charging stations
- - Charging station deployments
- - Wireless charging
- Range anxiety and recharging time
- The electricity grid
- Resource supply
-- Lithium
-- Rare Earth Elements
- Enabling technologies

8. Battery evolution and energy storage
- Cycle life
- Battery costs
- Lithium ion battery construction
- Cathodes
- Lithium Cobalt Oxide - LiCoO2-
- Lithium Manganese Oxide Spinel - LiMn2O4-
- Lithium Iron Phosphate - LiFePO4-
- Lithium (NMC) - Nickel Manganese Cobalt - LiNiCoMnO2-
- Future cathode development
- Anode Chemistries
- New anode technologies
- Graphene based anode technology
- CoS2 hollow spheres
- Cobalt Oxide
- Silicon based anode technology
- Tin based anode technology
- Nano-tin carbon graphene anodes
- Electrolytes and additives
- Electrolyte materials
- Separators
- Cell packaging
- Safety circuits
- Battery packaging
- Manufacturing issues and quality
- Chemistry development
- Metal-Air batteries

9. Motors
- Direct-current (DC) motors
- Asynchronous alternating-current (AC) motors
- Synchronous AC motors
- Switched reluctance motors
- Axial-Flux Motors
- In-wheel motors

10. Regenerative braking

11. Electrically driven ancillaries
- Power steering
- Climate control
- Potential vehicle technology issues

12. New markets

13. Vehicle market forecasts

Appendix 1 – Available PHEVs and EVs
- Electric vehicles
- Plugin hybrid vehicles
Appendix 2 – Incentives for grid-connected vehicles
Appendix 3 – Supplier profiles


Figure 1: Cumulative sales of grid-connected vehicles compared with cumulative sales of Toyota Prius
Figure 2: Global grid-connected vehicle production forecast
Figure 3: Grid-connected vehicle powertrain system design architectures – Hybrid-full (parallel/parallel plugin)
Figure 4: Grid-connected vehicle powertrain system design architectures – Hybrid-full (parallel-series/parallel-series plugin)
Figure 5: Grid-connected vehicle powertrain system design architectures – Electric
Figure 6: Grid-connected vehicle powertrain system design architectures – Range extender electric (series)
Figure 7: Global emission standards
Figure 8: Crude oil prices
Figure 9: Number of grid-connected vehicle models available (in production)
Figure 10: Electric vehicle charging plug types
Figure 11: Electric vehicle charging stations
Figure 12: Tesla Charging Station
Figure 13: Global cumulative electric vehicle charging station deployments
Figure 14: Wireless charging schematic
Figure 15: Evatran plugless power – wireless charging pad
Figure 16: Electric vehicle wireless charging forecast
Figure 17: Nissan EV Power Station PCS powering a home
Figure 18: Endesa FASTO Charger
Figure 19: Global lithium carbonate equivalent deposits
Figure 20: Specific Power (W/kg) versus specific energy (Wh/kg)
Figure 21: Grid-connected vehicle battery price breakdown
Figure 22: Cathode performance compromises
Figure 23: Voltage versus capacity for some electrode materials
Figure 24: Lithium-Ion and nanotechnology roadmap
Figure 25: Anode energy density for various anode technologies
Figure 26: Silicon Anode dimensional changes
Figure 27: Zinc-Air Battery Systems
Figure 28: Theoretical maximum energy density for different cell chemistries
Figure 29: Redox battery technology
Figure 30: Schematic of a 6/4 switched reluctance motor design
Figure 31: Hiriko Fold Pre-production Model
Figure 32: Protean Electric's in-wheel electric drive modules
Figure 33: Michelin Active Wheel
Figure 34: Continental regenerative braking unit
Figure 35: Mazda Regenerative Braking using a supercapacitor
Figure 36: Regional grid-connected vehicle production forecast
Figure 37: Regional electric vehicle production forecast
Figure 38: Regional plugin hybrid production forecast


Table 1: Typical Recharging Time based on a 20kWh battery
Table 2: Global Estimates of demand for rare earth oxides, 2012
Table 3: Application Cycle Requirements
Table 4: Four main types of cathode technology in use
Table 5: Comparison of typical carbon anode capacities
Table 6: PHEV-EV lithium ion cell design favoured by various companies (current/future)
Table 7: Currently available electric vehicles
Table 8: Currently available plugin hybrid vehicles
Table 9: Incentives for grid-connected vehicles

- A123 Systems
- Aleees
- Amberjac
- Amperex
- Blue Energy Japan
- Contienntal
- Deutsche ACCUmotive
- Exide Technologies
- Johnson Matthey
- LG Chem
- Lithium Energy Japan
- SK Innovation
- Sumitomo electric
- Valence Technology
- Visteon
- XALT Energy, LLC
- Yazaki

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