Frost And Sullivan
Almost a half-million electric vehicles will be sold worldwide this year, as Europeans and Chinese turn to EVs.
Count wireless vehicle charging system sales as yet another sector in which both supply and demand will soon surge because of the growing popularity of plug-in vehicles. The relatively nascent inductive charging market will more than double every year from 2012 to 2020, research firm Frost & Sullivan says. With inductive charging, a driver can simply park the vehicle over a sensor in the ground or on a garage floor and have the vehicle recharge without the aid of power cords.
Vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) aren't quite as exciting as cars that pack a big battery pack, but there's a good chance the gas-burners will play an increasing role in our transportation choice moving forward. Like 1,150,000 big.
Guess cleaner vehicles are just what the consumer ordered. Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan says consumer awareness of sustainable mobility has prompted automakers to develop low-emission vehicles and – quite optimistically – claims that one out of every two vehicles sold in Europe in 2015 will emit less than 120 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
With the 2025 CAFE target set at 54.5 miles per gallon, the race to develop fuel-efficient vehicles is on. According to Frost & Sullivan, this race to 54.5 will necessitate a healthy dose of lightweight automotive components.
Improving the fuel efficiency of hulking commercial vehicles is a seriously important consideration for fleet managers who want to reduce operating expenses and for people in the communities where these vehicles work who don't like diesel exhaust. Remember, going from six to nine miles per gallon has a much bigger impact than on annual fuel use than going from 36 to 39 (see
If you don't know what telematics is now, Frost & Sullivan is pretty sure you will by 2015. The word telematics is a blend of telecommunication and informatics, and the way it's being used here is to mean the way cars can communicate with the grid and the Internet. See examples here, Sebastian Blanco
Nissan EV-02 prototype - click above for a high res gallery
AutoblogGreen reader David sent us a link to his post (at least, I believe it's his own) on the hidden joys of upcoming EVs we all will benefit from. In some cases, the "future" EV is coming soon, and David has a positive reaction to recent announcements of the Tesla Roadster EV and the Sebastian Blanco