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Global Strategic Analysis of Charging Technologies for Electric Vehicles, Forecast to 2025

  • Report
  • 147 Pages
  • March 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4495375

Long Range Battery Vehicles are Disrupting the Industry but Eliminating Range Anxiety and Improving Battery Efficiency

Although battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are being touted as a sustainable alternative transportation solution, hindrance of adoption can be attributed towards range anxiety. This coupled with increasing battery efficiency is driving OEM's to introduce long range EV's.

Bigger battery packs owning to long range EV's cannot suffice with trickle AC charging. Consumer perception on electric vehicle technology, range anxiety and value addition offered by electric models has negatively impacted on the growth of EV sales. Therefore, OEM's are also introducing 200-400+ range EV's with 350+kW DC charging capabilities.

Long Range battery vehicles are disrupting the industry but eliminating range anxiety and improving battery efficiency, this is driving the adoption of fast DC chargers (150-350+kW) reducing the time taken to charge the big batteries thereby ensuring seamless customer EV journey. Thus, OEMs are standardizing fast chargers for every EV models and are exploring opportunities in wireless charging technologies. Ultra-fast chargers are seeing faster adoptions in North America & Europe with number of investments towards increasing DC charging stations driving the growth for distributed DC charging points installation throughout the countries.OEM's are also migrating their PHEV models to support DC fast charging capabilities.

Another trend is wireless charging of EV's, although at the present stage passenger cars cannot support dynamic charging, WEVC technology is gradually growing and OEM's like Mercedes-Benz, BMW are the first adopters of this technology featuring them on their PHEV's this year.

By 2025, low powered on-board chargers on BEV’s will become obsolete as they adopt 11-22kW charging capacity, whereas PHEVs will stay within 3.6-11kW spectrum wherein 11kW OBCs will be a standard on premium PHEV models. This study captures future trends in electric vehicle charging, market for AC, DC & Wireless charging, future models supporting ultra-fast charging and discusses about infrastructure developments by country and future outlook.

Key Issues Addressed

  • How will the growth of EVs impact the growth of AC On-board Chargers, DC Fast & Ultra-Fast Charging and Wireless Charging?
  • What are the market share by OEM, By Region, By Power output etc. of AC On-board Chargers, DC Fast & Ultra-Fast Charging and Wireless Charging?
  • What are the key technology trends and future technology outlook of AC On-board Chargers, DC Fast & Ultra-Fast Charging and Wireless Charging?
  • How is the competitive landscape between Suppliers and OEMs, Key partnerships and mergers?
  • How are suppliers positioning themselves to cater to the growing trend of fast chargers?

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
  • Geographical Distribution of Charging Points
  • Charging Infrastructure Snapshot-By Region
  • Global DC Charging Stations-Snapshot
  • Battery Capacity Range and Impact on Charging Capacity
  • The Next Wave of Charging-Ultra-Fast Charging
  • Market Findings for On-board AC, DC and Wireless Charging
  • Vehicle-side Charging Technology Roadmap-BEV and PHEV
  • Benchmarking of PHEV-Range vs. OBC
  • Benchmarking of BEVs-Range versus OBC
  • Benchmarking (Range vs. DC)
  • Analysis of Charging Capacity-By OEM
  • Inductive Charging-Key Highlights
  • Analysis of Wireless Charging Suppliers


2. Research Scope, Objectives, and Methodology
  • Research Aims and Objectives
  • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Research Methodology
  • Product Segmentation
  • Definition of EV Charging Infrastructure


3. Passenger Car EV Market Overview
  • Total EV Market Projections
  • EV-Regional Projections
  • EV-OEM Market Share
  • EV Market-Increasing BEV Range
  • BEV Launches
  • PHEV Launches


4. Trends in Charging Technology
  • Battery Capacity Range and Impact on Charging Capacity
  • Future of Ultra-fast Charging
  • Ultra-Fast Charging Infrastructure Projects in Europe
  • Ultra-Fast Charging Infrastructure Projects in US


5. Charging Market Overview-By AC OBC
  • OBC-2025 Fact Sheet
  • AC On-Board Charging-By kW
  • AC On-Board Charging-By BEV
  • AC On-Board Charging-By PHEV
  • AC On-Board Charging-By Region
  • AC On-Board Charging-By OEM
  • Electric Charging Roadmap-OBC Strategy of PHEV OEMs
  • Electric Charging Roadmap-OBC Strategy of BEV OEMs


6. Charging Market Overview-By DC Charger
  • DC Charging-By kW
  • DC Charging-By Vehicle Type
  • DC Charging-By Region
  • DC Charging-By OEM
  • Electric Charging Roadmap-PHEV DC Strategy of OEMs
  • Electric Charging Roadmap-BEV DC Strategy of OEMs


7. Charging Market Overview-By Wireless Charging
  • Wireless Charging Adoption-By kW
  • Wireless Charging Adoption-By Vehicle Type
  • Wireless Charging Adoption-By Region
  • Wireless Charging Adoption-By OEM
  • Electric Charging Roadmap-OEMs’ EV Wireless Charging Strategy


8. Charging Station Infrastructure/Installation Trends-By Region
  • Existing Charging Infrastructure-United States
  • Charging Station Points by Top 10 States-2017
  • Charging Station Points Infrastructure Installation-By Location
  • Public Charging Infrastructure Providers
  • EV Charging Infrastructure Deployment-Projection
  • EV Charging Infrastructure Deployment-By Type
  • Electric Charging Infrastructure-Europe
  • Charging Station Points By Country-2017
  • Charging Station Infrastructure-By Providers
  • EV Charging Infrastructure Deployment-Projection
  • EV Charging Infrastructure-Estimates
  • Charging Station Points Infrastructure Installation-By Location
  • DC Fast-Charging Infrastructure-Japan
  • Charging Station Points Infrastructure Installation-By Location
  • Tesla Deployment Strategy
  • EV Charging Infrastructure Deployment-Projection
  • EV Charging Infrastructure-Estimates
  • Charging Station Points By Top 5 Regions-South Korea, 2017
  • Charging Station Points Infrastructure Installation-By Location
  • Charging Station Infrastructure-By Providers
  • EV Charging Infrastructure Deployment-Projection
  • EV Charging Infrastructure-Estimates


9. Competitor Landscape within Inductive Charging
  • Benchmarking of Key Suppliers
  • Supplier Benchmarking-Qualcomm versus WiTricity
  • OEM Partnership-Inductive Charging
  • Volkswagen-OEM Inductive Charging Strategy


10. Supplier Profile-Delphi Automotive
  • Delphi Automotive-OBC Product Portfolio
  • Delphi Automotive-Charging Infrastructure Product Portfolio


11. Supplier Profile-Brusa Elektronik AG
  • Brusa Elektronik AG-OBC Product Portfolio
  • Brusa Elektronik AG-OBC Evolution and Technology Roadmap


12. Supplier Profile-Delta Electronics, Inc.
  • Delta Electronics, Inc.-OBC Product Portfolio
  • Delta Electronics, Inc.-OBC Evolution and Technology Roadmap
  • Delta Electronics Inc.-Charging Infrastructure Product Portfolio


13. Supplier Profile-Nichicon Corporation
  • Nichicon Corporation-OBC Product Portfolio
  • Nichicon Corporation-Charging Infrastructure Product Portfolio
  • Nichicon Corporation-Chargers Evolution and Technology Roadmap


14. Supplier Profile-Tesla Supercharger
  • Tesla Super Charger
  • Tesla AC Charging


15. Supplier Profiles-Inductive Charging
  • Analysis of Wireless Charging Suppliers
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-Qualcomm
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-Brose-SEW
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-Vahle Inc: Contactless Power Supply
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-Bombardier
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-WiTricity Corporation, WiT3300
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-TDK in Partnership with WiTricity
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-Evatran
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-IHI in Partnership with WiTricity Corporation
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-ElectRoad
  • Inductive Charging Supplier-ZTE Corporation


16. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
  • Growth Opportunity-Social Collaboration
  • Strategic Imperatives for Charging of Electrified Vehicles


17. Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Strategic Analysis of Charging Technologies for EV's-3 Big Predictions
  • Legal Disclaimer


18. Appendix
  • List of Exhibits
  • Market Engineering Methodology
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Bombardier
  • Brose-SEW
  • Brusa Elektronik
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Delta Electronics
  • ElectRoad
  • Evatran
  • IHI
  • Nichicon Corporation
  • Qualcomm
  • TDK
  • Tesla Supercharger
  • Vahle Inc.
  • Volkswagen
  • WiTricity
  • WiTricity Corporation
  • ZTE Corporation