Electric Vehicles Report from Pike Research
This Pike Research white paper analyzes ten key trends that will influence the development of the electric vehicle market in 2012 and beyond. Conclusions and predictions in this paper are drawn from the firm’s ongoing Smart Transportation research coverage, with forecasts included for key market sectors.
In 2012, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will take major strides toward becoming a mature if small component of the overall vehicle fleet. The number of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles sold and the variety of options for consumers will expand rapidly. The fruits of the multi-billion dollar investments in recent years in lithium ion battery manufacturing facilities will provide abundance in capacity that could outpace demand, but any oversupply will not impact vehicle pricing. In order to analyze the impacts of these and other key issues facing the EV industry, Pike Research has prepared a white paper that makes ten predictions about the continuing evolution of the market in 2012 and beyond.
Topics covered in the paper include:
- Global sales forecasts for EVs in 2012
- PEV pricing issues
- Car sharing services
- Battery production trends
- Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies
- EV charging infrastructure
- Commercialization of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs)
- EVs in the smart energy home
Download File: EVP-11-Pike-Research-ge-0a5.pdf
Published: Saturday, December 17, 2011