Issue: Jul 2011


Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles 2011-2021



Micro Turbines & Fuel Cells that Work at Constant Load Signal a Radical Third Generation

by Jon Knox

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles 2011-2021" report to their offering.

About eight million hybrid cars will be made in 2021, each with a range extender, the additional power source that distinguishes them from pure electric cars. Add to that significant money spent on the same devices in buses, military vehicles, boats and so on and a major new market emerges. This unique report is about range extenders for all these purposes - their evolving technology and market size.

Whereas today's range extenders usually consist of little more than off the shelf internal combustion engines, these are rapidly being replaced by second generation range extenders consisting of piston engines designed from scratch for fairly constant load in series hybrids. There are some wild cards like Wankel engines and rotary combustion engines or free piston engines both with integral electricity generation. However a more radical departure is the third generation micro turbines and fuel cells that work at constant load.

The report compares all these. It forecasts the lower power needed over the years given assistance from fast charging and energy harvesting innovations ahead. Every aspect of the new range extenders is covered.

Report Scope:

•This new report profiles all key developers, manufactures and integrators of range extenders for land, water and airborne electric vehicles.
•It gives ten year forecasts of the different types of electric vehicle and of range extenders by number, unit value and market value.
•Market drivers and the changing requirements for power output are analysed.
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In addition, all report purchases include one hour free consulting with a report author from IDTechEx, by email or telephone. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

Companies Mentioned Include the Following:

•Azure Dynamics USA
•BAE Systems UK
•Bladon Jets UK
•BMW Germany
•Boeing Dreamworks USA
•Chrysler USA
•DesignLine New Zealand
•Ener USA
•ENFICA-FC Italy
•Flight Design Germany
•Honda Japan
•Hyundai Korea
•Igor Chak Russia
•Intelligent Energy UK
•Jaguar Land Rover UK
•Ricardo UK
•SAIC China
•Suzuki Japan
•Tata Motors India
•Toyota Japan
•Volkswagen Germany
•Volvo Sweden/ China

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c66014/range_extenders_fo.

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