Recharge Wrap-up: Qualcomm invests in Chargemaster, gamers will appreciate these Toyota Prius C ads

$947M In Level 2 Charger Sales Expected In US By 2020

Chargemaster has received an investment from Qualcomm for wireless charging in the UK. Of the 27,000 charging stations it has already installed, 10,000 are ready to be adapted for inductive charging, according to Chargemaster. Dr. Anthony Thomson of Qualcomm says that with this investment (of a currently undisclosed amount), "we are taking another step towards deployment of a convenient and easy to use WEVC network." The convenience of wireless charging not only makes life easier for current EV drivers, but could also help convince more people to make the switch to electric driving. Read more at EV Fleet World or at Hybrid Cars.

Toyota has released Japanese ads for the Prius C using music from popular video games. The ads, which borrow scores from Dragon Quest III and Monster Hunter , also use the tagline "Fun to drive, again." While some may find the link between driving and role-playing video games tenuous, fans of green cars and gaming know the various feedback displays in cars like the Prius C can make eking out every last mpg possible feel like a game, with the car's Eco Score essentially the equivalent of a game's high score. Plus even if the reference is lost on a viewer, the ads do instill a sense of adventure. See and hear for yourself in the videos below, and read more at Kotaku.

The electric vehicle charger (EVC) market is predicted to grow by significantly worldwide by 2020, according to a new report. It shows a predicted compound annual growth rate of 28.28 percent between 2013 and 2020. Level 2 charging station sales will expand from $0.2 billion in 2014 to $3.5 billion by 2020, while growing from $67 million in 2013 to about $947 million in 2020 in the US alone. For 2014, residential EVC sales currently make up 70 percent of those in the US, while sales between home and non-residential level 2 chargers is expected to be about equally divided by 2020. Read more in the press release below.

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2018-2020 EV Charger Market and Charging Stations Forecasts in 2014 Electric Vehicle Industry Research Reports adds Global Electric Vehicle Charger (EVC) Market 2014-2018 and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 industry research reports to its online business intelligence and data library.

Global Electric Vehicle Charger market is forecast to grow at 28.28% CAGR over the period 2013-2018, with government subsidies and incentives being one of the major market drivers discussed in Global Electric Vehicle Charger (EVC) Market 2014-2018 research report. The report spread across 60 pages is available at . To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the three segments: Wired AC EVC, DC EVC, and Wireless EVC. It presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top four vendors in the Global EVC market. In addition, the report discusses the major drivers that influence the growth of the Global EVC market. It also outlines the challenges faced by vendors and the market at large, as well as the key trends that will contribute to the growth of the market.

An EVC, technically known as EVSE, is an electrical device that consists of a box with a cord and a plug. It is used to connect the electric power source, such as a wall socket, to an EV and recharge the batteries installed in the EV. A majority of EV manufacturers provide and install an EVSE along with the EV. EV owners often purchase an additional EVC for installation at an alternate location or as a replacement for an existing malfunctioned EVC. There is high demand for EVCs in the growing Global EV Charging Station market.

Global EVC market 2014-2018 research report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global EVC market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. Companies like AeroVironment Inc., ChargePoint Inc., GE Co., Schneider Electric SA, ABB, AddEnergie, Aker Wade Power Technologies, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, CarCharging Group, Chargemaster, ClipperCreek, DBT, Denso, Eaton, ECOtality, Efacec, Energizer, Evatran, eVgo, Greenlots, Hitachi, Ingeteam, Legrand, Leviton, POD Point, Qualcomm Halo, SemaConnect, Siemens, SPX Service Solutions and WiTricity are discussed in this research available for purchase at .

The Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 research report is spread across 94 pages and provides in-depth analysis of the level 2 and 3 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station markets at global and country level. The widespread use of EVs has inevitably led to a rise in the installation of EV charging stations. EVs emit less carbon dioxide than Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, and many governments have announced EV targets for 2015 and 2020 to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. The markets for EV charging stations have similar prospects worldwide. In North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific they are at an introductory stage but are expected to grow at a significant rate in the coming years.

The US Electric Vehicle (EV) level 2 charging stations market will surge from $67 million in 2013 to approximately $947 million by 2020, catalyzed by President Obama's target of one million EVs on US roads by 2015. This research states that the global market for EV level 2 charging stations will grow exponentially from an estimated $0.2 billion in 2014 to $3.5 billion by 2020.The US is currently the world's leading market, having claimed more than a 30% share of the total annual installations in 2013. The US government is providing a number of incentives to encourage EV charging station installations, with finance delivered under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Treasury grants in lieu of the investment tax credit have been one of the most attractive measures for companies in the US renewable energy industry. ARRA provides more than $30 billion of funds for energy initiatives, such as the smart power grid, advanced battery techniques, and energy efficiency measures. In 2009, the US committed a total of $3.4 billion to the Smart Grid Investment Grant and Smart Grid Demonstration programs, which aim to accelerate the implementation of smart grid technologies and systems.

This EV charging station market report expects sales from level 2 residential chargers to account for over 70% of the US annual sales volume in 2014, while non-residential chargers will account for the remaining 30%. However, the annual sales share of the latter chargers will increase to over 50% by 2020. Non-residential level 2 charger installations are expected to increase, as governments and offices invest in enhancing public charging points with this equipment. A number of offices have already installed these chargers and are finding that existing volumes do not meet demand. With the anticipated rise in EV purchases, more investment in the public EV charging infrastructure will be required at both a commercial and city level.

Supported with 32 tables and 30 figures, the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 research report can be purchased at .

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