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16 March 2017

Electric vehicles will be a US$731 million market in ten years, say researchers

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
The latest IDTechEx Research overview report, Electric Vehicles 2017-2037: Forecasts, Analysis and Opportunities, forecasts that electric vehicles will be a US$731 billion market in 2027, profoundly changing society by 2037. This report provides forecasts in numbers and value for 45 types of electric vehicle across land, water and air. We have taken a bottom up approach in assessing each of these 45 vehicle types.
 
The fact-based number and value ten year forecasts in these 45 categories and the twenty year technology roadmaps are the result of intense travel, global interviews, conference attendance, primary interviews with EV leaders and informed calculation by PhD level IDTechEx analysts who are leading experts in the industry.
 
A major focus of this overview report is the vehicles themselves, from personal manned multi-copters to e-buses straddling traffic, showing the gaps in the market. This report prioritises commercial success factors and provides detailed statistics to support informed action plans. Unlike some IDTechEx is not uniformly enthusiastic about everything. Indeed certain technologies will to be squeezed out to become merely niche activities and this report looks at where, when and why.
 
The key enabling technologies for the future, covered in later chapters, are changing radically with multiple reversing motor generators and multiple energy harvesting including multiple electrical recuperation among those coming to the fore.

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