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Market Trends: Electric Vehicle Battery Charging Station Deployments are Growing, Worldwide, 2012

Published: 29 March 2012

ID: G00228149

Analyst(s): Steve Ohr

Summary

Focusing on battery capacity (expressed in miles), consumers may be unaware of the process and equipment required to charge an electric car battery. This report examines the technical and deployment challenges addressed by the emerging infrastructure of electric vehicle battery charging stations.

Table Of Contents

Trends in the Market

  • The Proliferation of BEVs With Short-Distance Capability Drives New Usage Models

Market: The Market is Slowly Deploying EV Charging Stations

Technology: Lithium Ion Batteries Make Charging an Arduous Process

  • Three Types of Charging Stations
  • Future Solutions for Fast Charging

Contrarian View: Consumer Interest in BEVs is not Very Deep

Vendors to Watch

  • Infrastructure Suppliers
  • Retailers and Secure Website Portals
  • Utility Companies

Conclusions

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