NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
This is the world's first report forecasting the global market for electric buses and taxis both hybrid and pure electric. It separately forecasts the market in the most important country, China, and it takes a detailed look at technologies present and future with a blunt assessment of reasons for failure and threats for the future, not just the positive aspects. The market for electric buses and taxis will rise 8.7 times from 2012 to 2022, approaching $60 billion not long after that. The buses will be designed exclusively for purpose, though some will have power trains used for trucks as well. The taxis will largely consist of regular cars and people movers with modest adaptation. We explain why, for both, this is the decade of the hybrid but with pure electric versions coming up fast. China will become by far the largest market for both electric buses and electric taxis within the decade. This report looks at the statistics and trends for conventional buses and taxis, the government incentives, paybacks and new technologies with detailed tables and figures to summarise the situation, so the reader can understand the situation with ease. There are no rambling anecdotes or cut and paste of catalog items here - this is all summary, comparison and prediction with numbers, unit values, specifications and a profusion of images.
This uniquely up to date reference book is extremely thorough. Just one of the tables lists 78 hybrid bus manufacturers with country and product image, another lists 53 pure electric bus manufacturers with country and product image and another compares 68 lithium-ion traction battery manufacturers with cathode and anode chemistry and other technical detail and who is using these batteries - naming bus, car and other companies using them, explaining who is winning and why. There is a table comparing eight electric taxi projects with country, image and commentary, including technical detail, and another comparing many fuel cell bus trials. Many of the figures are graphs, bar charts, pie charts, and other analysis to allow you to assess the situation quickly and conveniently.The market forecasts cover units, unit prices and total market value 2012-2022 backed up by forecasts for the market for all types of bus taken together, each for global and separately China. Taxi number, unit value and market value is similarly forecasted and the whole is put in the context of statistics for past sales and production output by manufacturer and forecasts for the electric vehicle market as a whole. The leading suppliers are identified. Transmission manufacturers are compared using sectioned technical diagrams. There is a glossary of terms and one hour of free consultancy with every purchase will answer any questions you have remaining.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS1.1. Definitions1.2. Manufacturing buses and taxis1.3. Hybrids are key for now1.4. Advantages of electric buses1.5. Basis for forecasting global bus sales by region1.6. Demand and production in China1.7. Adoption of electric buses vs electric cars1.8. Taxis1.9. Electric bus design is ahead of cars1.10. Radically different bus powertrains2. INTRODUCTION2.1. Electric vehicles in general2.2. Advantages of electric buses2.3. Highlights 2011-20212.4. Definitions and trends2.5. Modest success of electric microbuses2.6. Convergence of hybrid and pure electric buses.2.7. Convergence of trolley buses and free running electric buses2.8. CNG Preferred for Los Angeles Buses3. ELECTRIC BUS MANUFACTURERS AND TECHNOLOGIES3.1. History of electric buses3.2. Main components of hybrid bus power trains3.3. Superbus3.4. Fuel cells rescued by batteries4. PROFILES OF SOME INTERESTING SUPPLIERS4.1. Alexander Dennis UK4.2. Anhui Ankai Automobile Company China4.3. BYD China4.4. Daimler Germany4.5. Hino Motors and parent company, Toyota Japan4.6. IVECO Italy4.7. ISE Corp, USA4.8. MAN hybrid bus Germany: supercapacitor not battery4.9. Navistar USA4.10. New Flyer Industries Canada4.11. Nova Bus Canada4.12. Optare UK4.13. Proterra4.14. Ryobe Bus Japan4.15. TATA India4.16. Volvo Sweden4.17. Wrightbus UK4.18. Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd, China5. BUS DRIVE TRAINS5.1. Adura Systems USA5.2. Allison Transmission USA5.3. Azure Dynamics USA5.4. BAE Systems UK, USA5.5. BLK China5.6. Eaton USA5.7. ISE Corporation5.8. SIM Drive Corporation Japan5.9. SR Drives UK, Green Propulsion Belgium5.10. ThunderVolt USA6. ELECTRIC TAXI MANUFACTURERS AND TECHNOLOGIES6.1. Electric taxi projects in US, UK, Europe, China, Japan and Mexico6.1.1. China6.1.2. Mexico6.2. Mitsubishi taxi rollout in Japan 20116.2.1. Mitsubishi MiEV taxi7. TRACTION BATTERIES, FUEL CELLS, RANGE EXTENDERS7.1. Traction batteries7.2. Who is Winning in Traction Batteries and Why7.2.1. The needs have radically changed7.2.2. It started with cobalt7.2.3. Great variety of recipes7.2.4. Other factors7.2.5. Check with reality7.2.6. Lithium winners today and soon7.2.7. Reasons for winning7.2.8. Lithium polymer electrolyte now important7.2.9. Winning chemistry7.2.10. Titanate establishes a place7.2.11. Laminar structure7.2.12. Niche winners7.2.13. Fluid situation8. FUEL CELLS8.1. Trials of fuel cell powered vehicles8.2. Fuel cell 2000 summary of fuel cell bus trials to 20108.3. Range extenders9. MARKET STATISTICS AND FORECASTS9.1. Past trends9.1.1. Commercial vehicles9.2. Buses - historical trends9.3. School buses - North America9.4. Past trend in bus production by country9.5. US population of buses by type9.6. Transport modes in India9.7. Motor vehicle production by leading producers9.8. Global electric bus deliveries to start of 20119.9. Forecasts to 20229.9.1. Global demand for electric buses and taxis9.9.2. Manufacturing buses and taxis9.10. Technology future9.10.1. Hybrids are key for now9.11. Future leading manufacturers9.11.1. Today's leading electric bus manufacturer9.11.2. Future leading user nation9.11.3. Buses and taxis a good launch pad for new technologies9.11.4. Global conventional and electric bus demand 2010-20219.11.5. Advantages of electric buses9.12. Decade of the hybrid9.13. Liberty Electric Cars9.14. Basis for forecasting global bus sales by region9.15. Conventional and electric bus demand and production in China9.16. Adoption of electric buses vs electric cars9.17. Global electric vehicle manufacturers by application9.18. Chinese manufacturers of electric vehicles by application9.18.1. Taxis9.19. Adoption of green taxis9.20. Electric vehicles in East Asia9.21. Total changeAPPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTANCYAPPENDIX 2: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES
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