A recent report covers the full picture of how electric vehicles by land, water and air will be externally charged because they are increasing in number. Most electric vehicles will have a plug in feature. The charger-market value will increase more than fivefold over the decade, but car charging will grow faster for reasons explained in the report. Authors say the report examines slow, fast and fastest charging stations, including contactless charging and battery swapping with a blunt appraisal of the pros and cons. Each option is illustrated with many supplier profiles.
The report analyzes energy harvesting to power the charging station. Solar is not the only option here. The lack of standards is holding things up to a lesser or greater extent across the world. Timelines and the issues involved are examined. Forecasts of charging station numbers, unit value and total value are given, detailed by charging speed and territory.
Analysis is the essence of this report say authors, with many figures and tables comparing pros and cons and giving detailed new forecasts for 2011 to 2021. The report appraises work from New Zealand to Canada and Japan. The charging issues and equipment employed with electric land, water, and air vehicles are considered, both hybrid and pure electric, and the solutions now and in future. The report quotes recent opinions of many interested parties. The impact of alternatives is also considered, such as gas turbine and fuel cell charging of on-road vehicle batteries, with no roadside charging, and the declining percentage of hybrids that do not plug in.
The report appraises a surprisingly large number of companies providing, or about to provide, solar powered roadside charging and inductive contactless charging, resonant and conventional, is appraised. The different standards situations are examined for North America, Europe and East Asia, for both charging stations and their interfaces, and the battle for the global standards.