CAMBRIDGE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Those selling components and subsystems should look at industrial and commercial electric vehicles before other electric vehicles. The IDTechEx report “Industrial and Commercial Hybrid and Pure Electric Vehicles 2015-2025” www.idtechex.com/icev forecasts that Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles operating on land will constitute a huge 42% of the value market for electric vehicles, land, water and airborne in 2025.
They will lead cars in both gross sales and profitability and they have another vital characteristic: they see the future. Because such vehicles are bought by organisations not individuals, they are not bought on price but rather on total cost of ownership and performance, including green credentials. That means they can innovate first in many cases.
Switched reluctance traction motors can be small, powerful and reliable but the control electronics has been expensive and complex. They first appeared on John Deere agricultural equipment some years ago then later in cars. AC induction asynchronous traction motors appeared first on forklifts before being adopted in cars.
Setting the record for safe deployment of the largest lithium-ion batteries are mining and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles AUVs (pure electric) and where do you see in-wheel motors and a solar roof on the leading model in a given sector? No, not cars where they are still to have volume success but on the best-selling pure electric bus in the world, the BYD B9 in China.
Buses have used contactless charging for years while we await it in cars. Some commercial vehicles demonstrate dynamic charging without stopping and only buses run in the hundreds with the more reliable and longer-lived supercapacitors in place of lithium-ion batteries. Charging in seconds with 400 kW? That is the TOSA bus system of ABB. Cars have nothing like that.
1.5 kW thermoelectric harvesting is being trialled first on Komatsu construction vehicles which already pioneer use of water-cooled supercapacitors to harvest braking of rotation and drop.
This report provides forecasts of the heavy industrial, light industrial and commercial, bus and taxi global markets by numbers, ex-factory price and total market value for the coming decade. In addition to chapters on these sectors, there are chapters on the market drivers, the key technologies and their future trends all pulled together with summary charts, graphs and profiles of latest company activity.