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The Future of Electric Vehicles: Technology, infrastructure developments and the future outlook

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Posted / Last update: 02-12-2010

This report covers Electric vehicles Technology, economic context, environmental issues which are all aligning to create a more commercial backdrop for electric vehicles.

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Features and benefits

  • Analyze the opportunities for future investment through careful study of the development and evolution of the electric vehicles market.
  • Plan infrastructure enhancements better through the understanding of how the electric vehicles segment will take shape in the years ahead.
  • Guard against potential shortcomings, to infrastructure, distribution, generation, as a result of the growth of electric vehicles sector.
  • Assess the attraction and risks for your company of aligning more closely to other players within the electric vehicles market.
  • Benefit from improved decision making as a result of the examination of the wide range of differing technologies shaping the sector.

Your key questions answered

  • How will the electricity network need to respond to the growth in the number of electric vehicles on the roads?
  • How much investment will be required in power infrastructure as a result of the projected rise in the number of electric vehicles?
  • Which automotive companies are active in this sector with investment in electric vehicle products?
  • How can utilities take advantage of the electric vehicles sector for distributed generation and storage?
  • To what extent will the growth of the electric vehicles sector place a strain on the global power system and the world’s energy resources?
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    • Martin Clark
    • Disclaimer
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Brief history of electric vehicles and market drivers
    • Leading electric vehicle manufacturers & outlook
    • Infrastructure for electric vehicles
    • Smart grids & smart charging
    • Electric vehicles and distributed storage
    • Future outlook
  • BRIEF HISTORY OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND MARKET DRIVERS
    • Summary
    • Brief history of electric vehicles
      • Brief history of electric vehicles
    • Drivers of renewed interest
    • Increased range of electric vehicles
    • Falling oil production/peak oil
    • Gasoline and fuel prices
    • Legislation
      • Reducing emissions
    • Size of the market
  • LEADING ELECTRIC VEHICLES MANUFACTURERS & OUTLOOK
    • Summary
    • Main vehicle technologies
    • Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)
    • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
    • Battery-powered Electric Vehicles (BEV)
      • The first mass market BEVs
    • Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV)
    • The role of utilities in EV evolution
  • INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
    • Summary
    • Charging infrastructure
    • Charging stations
    • Charging times
    • Increased power generation requirements
    • Increasing role of utilities
    • Vehicle and battery leasing
  • SMART GRIDS & SMART CHARGING
    • Summary
    • Smart grids & smart charging
      • Smart charging
      • Car manufacturers taking the lead
      • Smart charging standards
    • Who controls charging?
    • The role of utilities
      • Infrastructure investment
      • Public investment in the smart grid
    • Bi-directional power flows
  • ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND DISTRIBUTED STORAGE
    • Summary
    • Electric vehicles and distributed storage
    • Battery capacity and storage opportunities
      • Vehicle-to-grid
      • Benefits of V2G
      • Integrating V2G into the grid
    • Electric vehicles and renewable generation
    • Energy harvesting
  • FUTURE OUTLOOK
    • Summary
    • Future outlook
    • Market outlook
    • United States
    • Europe
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Infrastructure requirements in the next decade
    • Potential investment needed
    • Glossary
    • Index
  • TABLES
    • Table: World oil consumption by region (m bls/d), 2006-2030
    • Table: World oil price projections, reference case scenario, (US$), 2000-2030
    • Table: Major EV models
    • Table: Major PEV announcements by OEM and year
    • Table: Total number of registered hybrids (units), 2009
    • Table: Planned hybrid launches 2010-2014
    • Table: Percentage change in fuel saving of hybrids (gallons/mile)
    • Table: Select available recharging units, Europe, US, 2009
    • Table: Local generation charging options for PHEV-20 vehicles
    • Table: EV fuelling times and power requirement
    • Table: US regional increase in electrical demand due to PHEVs, 2020 to 2030
    • Table: Local generation charging options, 2009
    • Table: Electric vehicles pledge – five core areas
    • Table: EV load and charging projections for the top 20 US metropolitan areas (MW), 2010
    • Table: Smart charging technologies
    • Table: The V2G potential of the light vehicle fleet, compared with load, in 11 OECD countries, 2006
    • Table: National EV and PHEV sales targets
  • FIGURES
    • Figure: World oil consumption by region, (m bls/d), 2006-2030
    • Figure: World oil price projections, reference case scenario, (US$), 2000-2030
    • Figure: Total number of registered hybrids (units) 2009
    • Figure: Chevy Volt
    • Figure: Nissan Leaf
    • Figure: Coloumb ChargePoint
    • Figure: Elektrobay
    • Figure: EV fuelling times
    • Figure: EV power requirement
    • Figure: Smarter Grid Model
    • Figure: Smart Charging 3.0
    • Figure: Pacific Gas & Electricity Company (PG&E) charging rates for electric vehicles
    • Figure: Vehicle-to-grid

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Business Insights Ltd
United Kingdom

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