BOSTON, October 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
IDTechEx Research, a leading provider of independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology announces the availability of a new report, Electric Vehicle Energy Harvesting/ Regeneration 2017-2037.
Electric vehicles are creating more and more of their own electricity from daylight, wind and other sources including regeneration. Regeneration converts wasted heat and movement in the vehicle into electricity, as with a turbine in the exhaust. More elegantly, regeneration prevents wasted heat and movement in the first place as with regenerative suspension giving a better ride and longer range and flywheels and reversing motors replacing burning brake disks. Shock absorbers can create electricity that controls them to give a smoother ride. This new IDTechEx Research report explains and forecasts the technologies involved in this newly key enabling technology.
The report is supported by detailed technological roadmaps and forecasts of electric vehicles in 46 categories embracing on-road and off-road, on-water and underwater, manned and unmanned aircraft. When you look at this big picture, the potential for both technology and vehicle suppliers is far greater than it initially appears to be. This is the first report to look at all the technologies and all of the vehicles that will adopt them.
The new energy harvesting technologies explained in the report include triboelectrics, thermal metamaterials, affordable GaAs photovoltaics and dielectric elastomer nanogenerators. We also reveal the significance of breakthroughs by little known vehicle and material companies such as Hanergy, Inergy, Sunnyclist, Sion, Nanowinn, SBL and others as we interview them from Greece to China, Australia to Canada and the UK.
EH/R will be as important and sometimes more important than motors, batteries and power electronics: fabulous opportunities await vehicle, parts and material manufacturers unplugging into this future.
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