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Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Components: Batteries, Ultracapacitors, Electric Motors, and the Electronics that Improve Vehicle Efficiency

In 2011, the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) went into production to add greater electric-only drive range to the steadily growing popularity of the hybrid assist vehicle. Large lithium-ion battery production facilities came online in a number of countries around the world to support the anticipated demand fueled in many countries by generous subsidies and tax benefits. Continued demand for cleaner, more efficient vehicles, led by governments dealing with goals to cut emissions, means that financial incentives will be around for a long time. A public recharging infrastructure is also developing rapidly in urban areas, which are being targeted as prime regions for electric vehicle adoption. The main obstacle to rapid market growth is high cost. Alternative technologies such as hydraulic hybrid drive, ultracapacitors, and flywheel energy storage continue development and testing in niche applications, but it seems that the battery-electric solution will be the recipient of the majority of the production investment during the forecast period. This study focuses on the three major components that are responsible for the high prices of PHEVs: power electronics, electric traction motors, and most importantly, the battery packs. The forecast period is 2010 to 2020.

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Battery Breakthroughs
  • 2. BUSINESS ISSUES
    • 2.1. Summary of Factors Affecting the Hybrid Vehicle Market
    • 2.2. Tax Incentives
    • 2.3. Regulatory Scenarios Influencing Component Manufacture
    • 2.4. Environment
    • 2.5. Recycling
    • 2.6. Government Incentives for Component and System Suppliers
    • 2.7. Tax Benefits
    • 2.8. US Hybrid Vehicle Tax Incentives
    • 2.9. UK Financial Incentives
    • 2.10. Japanese Motor Taxes
    • 2.11. Environmental Issues
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
    • 3.1. Major Hybrid Components
    • 3.2. Regenerative Braking
    • 3.3. Idle Stop
    • 3.4. Electrical Energy Storage
    • 3.5. Battery
    • 3.6. Ultra-capacitor
    • 3.7. Flywheel
    • 3.8. Control Electronics and Software
    • 3.9. Starters and Alternators
    • 3.10. Electric Motors
    • 3.11. Potential Future Technology
    • 3.12. 42 V Electrical Systems
    • 3.13. Electric Auxiliary Power
  • 4. KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
    • 4.1. Battery Manufacturers
    • 4.2. A123 Systems
    • 4.3. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.
    • 4.4. Automotive Energy Supply Corporation
    • 4.5. Axeon
    • 4.6. Axion Power International
    • 4.7. Cobasys LLC
    • 4.8. Compact Power Inc.
    • 4.9. Dow Kokam
    • 4.10. EnerDel, Inc.
    • 4.11. EnerSys
    • 4.12. Evida
    • 4.13. Exide Technologies
    • 4.14. GS Yuasa
    • 4.15. Hitachi Vehicle Energy
    • 4.16. International Battery, Inc.
    • 4.17. LG Chem Ltd.
    • 4.18. Li-Tec Battery GmbH
    • 4.19. Lithium Technology Corporation
    • 4.20. Panasonic EV Energy
    • 4.21. PowerGenix
    • 4.22. Saft
    • 4.23. SB LiMotive Company Limited.
    • 4.24. Battery Materials Suppliers
    • 4.25. AmeriLithium
    • 4.26. Western Lithium Corporation
    • 4.27. Consultancy/Research Organizations
    • 4.28. Argonne National Laboratory
    • 4.29. CALSTART
    • 4.30. CSIRO
    • 4.31. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.
    • 4.32. EVAmerica LLC
    • 4.33. Frazer-Nash Research Ltd.
    • 4.34. GKN Driveline
    • 4.35. Lotus Engineering
    • 4.36. Ricardo plc.
    • 4.37. Electric Motor and Power Electronics Suppliers
    • 4.38. AC Propulsion, Inc.
    • 4.39. Baldor Electric Company
    • 4.40. Electric Motors and Components
    • 4.41. Michelin
    • 4.42. Protean Electric
    • 4.43. Remy Electric Motors
    • 4.44. Siemens AG
    • 4.45. STMicroelectronics
    • 4.46. UQM Technologies, Inc.
    • 4.47. US Hybrid Corporation
    • 4.48. Fleet Operators
    • 4.49. Southern California Edison
    • 4.50. US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center
    • 4.51. Hydraulic Hybrid Suppliers
    • 4.52. Bosch Rexroth Corporation
    • 4.53. Tier 1 Suppliers
    • 4.54. AFS Trinity Power Corporation
    • 4.55. Aisin Seiki Company
    • 4.56. ALTe Powertrain Technologies
    • 4.57. AMP Electric Vehicles
    • 4.58. Azure Dynamics
    • 4.59. BAE Systems
    • 4.60. BorgWarner Automotive
    • 4.61. Continental Automotive Systems
    • 4.62. Dana
    • 4.63. Delphi Corporation
    • 4.64. Denso
    • 4.65. Eaton Corporation
    • 4.66. Enova Systems
    • 4.67. JATCO
    • 4.68. Johnson Controls, Inc.
    • 4.69. Odyne Corporation
    • 4.70. Robert Bosch GmbH
    • 4.71. TRW
    • 4.72. Tier 2 Suppliers
    • 4.73. Advanced Energy Conversion
    • 4.74. Alcoa
    • 4.75. Antonov
    • 4.76. Flybrid Systems
    • 4.77. Lithium Balance A/S
    • 4.78. Midtronics
    • 4.79. Parker Hannifin Corporation
    • 4.80. Williams Hybrid Power Ltd.
    • 4.81. Ultra-capacitor Manufacturers
    • 4.82. ESMA
    • 4.83. Ioxus
    • 4.84. Maxwell Technologies Inc.
    • 4.85. NESSCAP Co. Ltd
  • 5. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 5.1. Forecast Methodology
    • 5.2. Component Forecasts
    • 5.3. Battery Modules
    • 5.4. Electric Motors
    • 5.5. Hydraulic Systems
    • 5.6. Power Electronics
  • 6. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 7. ACRONYMS
  • 8. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
    • 8.1. Scope of Study
    • 8.2. Sources and Methodology
    • 8.3. Notes

Charts

  1. Total PHEV Market Value Forecast, World Market Forecasts: 2010 to 2020
  2. Sales Volume Summary - Plugin Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
  3. Sales Volume Summary - Hybrid Assist Vehicles
  4. Total PHEV Market Value Forecast
  5. Battery Module Market Sales Forecast
  6. Battery Module Market Value Forecast
  7. Electric Drive Motor Market Sales Forecast
  8. Electric Drive Motor Market Value Forecast
  9. Hydraulic System Market Sales Forecast
  10. Hydraulic System Market Value Forecast
  11. Power Electronics Module Market Sales Forecast
  12. Power Electronics Module Market Value Forecast

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  • Publish Date 1Q 2012
  • Research Type Research Report Report
  • Code RR-HEVCPT-11
  • Pages 73
  • Tables 35
  • Charts 23
  • File Formats Excel PDF Powerpoint

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