Home > Research > OEMs and Markets Research > Technology Roadmap: Battery Electric Vehicles

Technology Roadmap: Battery Electric Vehicles

Battery Electric Vehicles - Technology Roadmap to 2020

Automotive World’s Technology Roadmap: Battery electric vehicles investigates the key issues facing OEMs, suppliers and infrastructure providers as they assess the potential for pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

With two years of sales of the first pure BEVs of the modern era now behind us, the automotive industry is taking a serious look at the technology’s potential and weighing it up against other alternative powertrain technologies. Have BEV sales been disappointing, or have they reached a realistic level for a new technology? Will BEVs have a place in the automotive industry of the future, or will developments in other powertrain technologies make BEVs redundant? Can OEMs, suppliers and other stakeholders turn BEVs into a successful business activity? And what are the biggest opportunities and barriers to a viable BEV market over the next decade?

This forward-looking report is based on original research by Automotive World, and includes in-depth interviews with key industry stakeholders; the interview panel for this report includes vehicle manufacturers (Ford, GM and Renault-Nissan Alliance), automotive suppliers (Continental, Delphi, GKN Driveline and Johnson Controls), infrastructure providers (Better Place, Schneider Electric) industry associations (ACEA, OESA and CHAdeMO) and consultancies (Frost & Sullivan, P3 North America).

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Market dynamics
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Electronic survey analysis
  • Interviews
    • Ivan Hodac, Secretary General, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
    • Sidney Goodman, VP Automotive Alliances, Better Place
    • Hiroyuki Aoki, Secretary, CHAdeMO Association
    • Xavier Pujol, Head of Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Division Powertrain, Continental
    • Randy Sumner, Director, Global Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Business and Technology Development, Delphi
    • Michael Tinskey, Director of Global Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, Ford Motor Company
    • Anjan Hemanth Kumar, Team Leader Electric Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan
    • Christi Landy, Marketing Manager, Chevrolet Electrified Vehicles, General Motors
    • Rob Rickell, Engineering Director, GKN Driveline
    • Alex Molinaroli, Vice Chairman, Johnson Controls
    • Dave Andrea, Senior Vice President, Industry Analysis & Economics, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
    • Timothy G Thoppil, eMobility Lead, P3 North America
    • Hideaki Watanabe, Corporate VP, Zero Emissions Business Unit, Nissan, and MD, Zero Emissions Business, Renault-Nissan Alliance
    • Mike Calise, Director, Electric Vehicles, Schneider Electric

This content is available only to members of Automotive World with a valid subscription.

Next steps: