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.
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 including grid capacity, standards, costs and consumer preferences as well as examining new players, collaborations and new markets.
Furthermore, the report goes on to assess current and future market challenges and includes an analysis of the market dynamics and market forecasts.