PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1325360
PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1325360
The Global EV Charging Smart Grids Market reached US$ 1.2 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 10.1 billion by 2030 growing with a CAGR of 30.0% during the forecast period 2023-2030.
Globally EV charging stations have witnessed tremendous growth due to advancements in technologies, government initiatives, and self-driving EVs increasing the demand for electric vehicles. Additionally, the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid has further improved the development of smart charging solutions.
Vehicle-To-Grid Technology (V2G) technology holds more than half of the share in the global EV charging smart grids market as the technology allows electric vehicles to not only consume electricity from the grid but also to feed surplus energy back into the grid. This bidirectional energy flow provides grid operators with an additional tool for managing electricity demand and supply.
Growing Investments in the Electric Vehicles
The growth of EVs mainly depends upon basic four factors such as price, range, Infrastructure, and Vehicle Models. By the UBS report released on '29 April 2020' the forecast result of sales of electric vehicles increase up to 50% compared to other global automobile industries. Companies other than Tesla are also functioning on their concepts. For the advancement of technology, Porsche also initiated the production of new electric vehicles by the end of 2023.
The major factor for the growth of EVs is smart charging stations Infrastructure which encourages the key players to invest in the market. Recent Technology such as V2G is a vehicle to the grid in which battery give back their resource to charging stations. V2G technology introduces in 1997 but there were no electric vehicles on the road. But advancement in this field Cenex being actively performing research and development since 2016, this technology's first launch in UK.
Advancements in Smart Grid Technologies
With development and urbanization comes the growth in living standards and hence an increase in the energy demand. Sustainable energy is the best solution to meet the demand. Smart grid technology for electric vehicles is the solution for better generation of electric power as well as an efficient way for the distribution of power. It is needed in the market since it is quite versatile as is easier to install and requires little area for installation when compared to our traditional gird and is required to meet the customer forecasting growing demand.
The transition from a traditional to smart grid helps utilities reduce their reliance on fossil fuel power plants by balancing the grid and integrating renewable energy sources seamlessly. Utility companies can achieve their sustainability goals with the use of V2G technology. New domestic smart electric vehicle charging solutions have been demonstrated to be capable of lowering charging prices, guaranteeing grid reliability, and increasing customer awareness. Making it a good sustainable way to meet customer demand.
Increasing Power Demand in the EV Charging Smart Grid Station
The rapid growth of EVs in the market led to increased demand for electricity for these vehicles resulting in higher power consumption during peak hours and hence exceeding the capacity of power stations which leads to operational challenges. Furthermore, additional load from charging stations also impacts the stability of the power grid.
Voltage fluctuations and imbalances of the power system increase stress on infrastructure and disturb the whole power supply stations. Maintaining the stability of the grid is important for uninterrupted charging services. A natural disaster is also a major concern in the growth of smart grid charging stations because power lines and transmission lines are connected internally from city to city.
The pandemic led to increased costs in capital for EV charging projects including higher interest loans and return for equity investors. The financial viability of investments in charging infrastructure is affected by the increased cost of capital. Lenders and investors reconcile their pricing and demand higher returns. To manage the risk exposure during the pandemic financial institutions implement more stringent loan terms like higher collateral and stricter debt-to-equity ratios.
Due to higher cost of capital and stricter loans the projects which are in their early stages are put on hold. Many organizations find it difficult to fund projects under the new financial situations which leads to delays in projects. The increased cost of capital and stricter loans made organizations re-evaluate their cash flow projections and overall investment risks. This re-evaluation process leads to a more conservative approach to decision-making.
Russia-Ukraine Impact Analysis
Due to the Russia-Ukraine war, the supply of resources for manufacturing EV charging equipment is affected. Resources like copper, aluminum, and lithium face disruptions due to geopolitical tensions. Shortage of these resources results in increased prices and delays. Copper is the essential material for the manufacturing of EV charging infrastructure including connectors, charging cables, and other electronic components.
Aluminium is the most essential material for manufacturing EV charging which is usually used for charging station enclosures and structural components. Since Russia and Ukraine produce most of the aluminum so there are disturbances due to the conflict which affect their supply chains. Lithium is also the most demanding component of lithium-ion batteries used in the production of EVs. As lithium production is not directly linked with Russia Ukraine war but disruptions in global supply chains occur due to logistical challenges through which these impacts the availability of lithium-ion batteries production.
AI Impact Analysis
AI algorithms can be used in data-driven decision-making for EV charging infrastructures. It can analyze large volumes of data from charging stations, user behavior, and grid conditions. It can also give valuable insights to stakeholders. This information is very useful for optimizing the deployment of charging infrastructure and identifying areas of expansion.
Security of EV charging infrastructure is very important for detecting cyber security threats. Hackers overwhelm the system with network traffic so AI can analyze these network traffic and identify unusual patterns. These help in protecting users' data and protect against cyber attacks. The monitoring provides immediate responses to any unauthorized access that happens in the system.
The global EV charging smart grids station market is segmented based on charging station type, technology and region.
Increasing Demand Energy Efficient Technology Escalates The Market Share For V2G Technology
V2G technology has seen significant growth and is expected to cover more than 50.3% of the developing countries in the forecast period. The technology works the same as solar panels which generate power on their own. The advantage of adapting this technology is that it not only charges from the grid station but can give energy back to the grid station when required. This bidirectional technology acts as a power and energy storage device. It stabilizes the grid system during peak periods, by providing power when required.
The V2G technology is similar to V1G charging stations. That controls the charging power when needed to be increased or decreased. The Battery capacity of V2G is 10X more efficient compared to regular smart charging vehicles. By 2030 the growth of electric vehicles increases up to 250 million which means that there will be millions of small energy storages on roads.
Initiatives for Smart City Development and Harmonized Charging Infrastructure Drive Growth of EV Charging Smart Grids Market in Asia-Pacific
The growing population and increasing urbanization in Asian countries which includes China, India, and Japan, the government in these countries taking initiatives towards the smart city where fulfilled the solution for the development of transportation. The infrastructure of EVs is a major part of the development of the smart city which leads to deploying smart charging stations in urban areas. Asian Development Bank and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific this organization collaborated for harmonizing the charging system across Borders.
As the demand for EVs increases in the market, smart charging stations also increase which leads to the growth and development of the EV charging smart grids market. Growing demand for charging infrastructure created robust and widespread support for expanding electric vehicles and smart charging stations.
Governments in this region and stakeholders working together for the development of smart network connectivity. For instance, on 20 September 2022, Hubei surpasses sun electric collaborated with BorgWarner Inc. and announced an agreement in which BorgWarner provides solutions to electric vehicles, smart energy businesses, and smart grids.
The major global players in the market include ABB Ltd., ChargePoint Inc., EVgo Services LLC, Schneider Electric, Blink Charging Co., Toshiba Corporation, Mojo Mobility Inc., General Electric, Robert Bosch GmbH, Chargemaster plc.
The global EV charging smart grids market report would provide approximately 53 tables, 40 figures, and 195 Pages.
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