A Tesla Model S owner built his own version of an automatic charging arm. Assumingly inspired by the creepy, snake-like prototype Tesla previewed a while back, Deepak Mital's autonomous robot – which he calls the Evtron – finds the plug on his Model S and connects the cable to begin charging. Mital says he plans to open source his design once he's finished. It may not be as "sensual" as Tesla's prototype, but people are less likely to flee it in terror. See the Evtron in action in the video above, and read more at Electrek.

A Maserati dealership has taken down a comparison between the Ghibli and the Tesla Model S after a thrashing from the EV community. First of all, the Tesla corner pointed out that the listed price of the Model S 60 at $89,320 is misleading, as the current model starts at $66,000 (a loaded 2015 could be optioned up to the price stated by Maserati, but to call that a fair comparison to the $69,800 Ghibli is highly debatable). Other, older Tesla specs also angered the EV supporters. After a Reddit post and a subsequent backlash toward Maserati of Kirkland, the dealership removed the comparison from its website. Read more at Electrek.

A new report predicts that the EV charging system market will generate $8.02 billion by 2022. The report from Allied Market Research, titled "World Electric Vehicle Charging System Market," says that the market will see a CAGR of 30.7 percent from 2016 to 2022. In terms of region, Europe will dominate the market, and home charging systems will outpace public chargers. Forces like unstable fuel prices and government programs to reduce carbon emissions will spur EV sales, which, in turn, will boost the market for charging systems. Read more in the press release below.

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Electric Vehicle Charging System Market is Estimated to Generate $8.02 Billion by 2022

A new report by Allied Market Research titled, "World Electric Vehicle Charging System Market", forecasts that the world electric vehicle charging system market would generate revenue of $8.02 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 30.7% during the forecast period, 2016-2022. In 2015, Europe was the highest revenue-generating region owing to the increasing penetration of home and commercial charging systems in countries such as the Netherland, Denmark, UK and France. In addition, growing adoption of electric vehicles in countries such as China and Japan due to changing lifestyle and rising disposable income is projected to boost the penetration level of electric vehicles in Asia-Pacific region. Further, supportive government initiatives to popularize electric vehicle as a substitute over traditional vehicles is anticipated to drive the market growth, worldwide.

The world electric vehicle charging system market is segmented based on product type, mode of charging, level of charger and geography. Based on product type, the market is segmented into home charging systems and commercial charging stations. In 2015, home charging systems segment dominated the market with around 71.0% market share owing to high penetration of home charging facility in the U.S. and major European countries.

Based on mode of charging, the market has been segmented into plug-in charging systems and wireless charging systems. Plug-in charging systems dominated the market in 2015, accounting for over 90% of the market revenue. The segment is projected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period due to increasing government investments in the commercial charging solutions, where plug-in charging solutions are generally preferred.

On the basis of charging voltage level, the market has been segmented into Level 1 (0V-120V), Level 2 (121V-240V) and Level 3 (241V and above). Level 2 chargers are used in both, home and commercial applications, as a result of which, this segment is projected to lead the market over the forecast period.

Further, the world electric vehicle charging system market has been segmented based on geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA. In 2015, Europe was the highest revenue generating region, which accounted for around 37% market revenue, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific.

Key Findings of the Study

• Increasing adoption of electric vehicles supplemented by fluctuating fuel prices and government initiatives to reduce overall carbon emission is anticipated to drive the world electric vehicle market, in turn, accelerating the growth of electric vehicle charging system market.
• Home chargers would continue to dominate the market throughout the forecast period.
• Europe dominated the world electric vehicle charging system market in 2015 and is anticipated to maintain its dominance over the forecast period.

The report also highlights the competitive scenario of world electric vehicle charging system market. It provides a comprehensive analysis of key growth strategies adopted by prominent players operating in the market. Major players operating in the market follow product launch, strategic alliances and collaboration as their key growth strategies to expand their presence and gain a competitive edge. For instance, in March 2015, General Electric Company entered into a joint marketing and product agreement with EV Connect, a leading supplier of electric vehicle charging solutions. The agreement was aimed at expanding the global capabilities of both companies in the fast growing electric vehicle market. Major companies profiled in the report include General Electric Company, Evatran Group, Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH, Delta Electronics, Inc., Schneider Electric SE, Eaton Corporation Plc. Tesla Motors, Inc., Delphi Automotive LLP, Siemens AG and ClipperCreek, Inc.

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