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Research and Markets: The Plug-In Vehicle Environment Report 2012

( has announced the addition of the “The Plug-In Vehicle Environment Report 2012” report to their offering.
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.
About This Report:
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.
Key Topics Covered:
– The vehicle dimension
– The battery dimension
– The electricity infrastructure dimension
– EV services and communication
– A global and local phenomenon
– Business models
Grid connected vehicles as part of powertrain electrification
Market Drivers:
– Fuel economy and CO2 emissions
– The United States
– The European Union
– Japan
– China
– Other countries
– Fuel costs as a driver for grid-connected vehicles
– Energy security
– Incentives FOR PLug-in vehicles
– The United States
– The European Union
– China
– Japan
– South Korea
– Canada
– India
Development of the plug-in environment
– Recharging infrastructure
– Recharging technology companies
– Wireless charging technology
– Grid capacity MANAGEMENT
Charging Standards
– Cost issues
– Battery costs
– Consumer preferences
– Global
– Europe
– The United States
– Range Anxiety
– Recharging time
– Potential technology issues
Developing business models and challenges
New players, relationships and collaborations
– Public infrastructure development
– Table 4: Comparison of emerging business models
– Private infrastructure development
– Integrated solutions
– Integrating the charging infrastructure through IT
Market development
– New markets
– Vehicle Market forecasts
For more information visit
Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): 353-1-481-1716
Sector: Hybrid Vehicles


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