DUBLIN, Ireland, November 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7hd22t/the_electric) has announced the addition of the "The Electric Light Vehicle Report 2013" report to their offering.
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Although today electric vehicle (EV) technology is attracting significant attention and investment, it is certainly not a new sector but the resurgence of one that enjoyed considerable popularity during the latter years of the 19th century and the first decade or two of the 20th. Indeed, before the meteoric rise of the internal combustion engine (ICE) it was electric and steam propulsion that competed for dominance in the motorised transportation sector.
However, the ICE had distinct advantages over the other two technologies, particularly with respect to operating range and convenience: the electric vehicle's batteries frequently required time-consuming recharging and the steam vehicle could not be used before a lengthy warm-up period, and its range was limited by the quantity of water that it could carry. The abundance of cheap oil, the advent of the mass-production assembly line and the development of the self-starter then assured the ICE's advance as the dominant propulsion technology.
This report focuses primarily on vehicles that rely solely on electric propulsion, and also includes a review of range-extended' electric vehicles (REEV) that carry an internal combustion engine (ICE) and generator set that is capable of recharging the batteries to enable travel beyond the electric range available from batteries alone. REEVs are predominantly series hybrid vehicles on which the ICE cannot directly power the driving wheels and which feature significant battery capacity.
Key Topics Covered:
- MARKET DRIVERS
- MARKET CHALLENGES
- ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
- MARKET DYNAMICS AND FORECASTS
- Axion Power
- Blue Energy Japan
- Deutsche Accumotive
- Dow Kokam
- Exide Technologies
- LG Chem
- Lithium Energy Japan
- SK Innovation
- Sumitomo Electric
- Valence Techology
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SOURCE Research and Markets