Strategic Analysis of the US and European Onboard Chargers Market
Executive Summary—Key Findings
PHEVs are expected to continue operating with a kW onboard charger, while power output of EV onboard chargers will range fromkW to kW.
Onboard Chargers Market: Key Findings, Europe and US, 2013
More than 15 major companies supply onboard chargers globally, with Lear Corporation and Panasonic in key positions as suppliers for the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf—the top-selling electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe and the United States.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) prefer sourcing onboard chargers from regional suppliers because of the cost benefits and shorter supply chain, which results in better predictions of delivery time.
Most plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and EVs operate with a kW onboard charger; however, the trend is for EVs to adopt chargers with output of kW or more.
PHEVs will continue to have kW chargers.
All major suppliers offer isolated chargers; however, many—including Brusa, Mando, and Panasonic—are carrying out research and development (R&D) to introduce nonisolated chargers.
The current high prices of onboard chargers are expected to decrease% to % by 2020 due to higher EV demand, which will increase charger production volume.
About this report
This strategic insight analyzes the market for onboard chargers integrated in plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in Europe and North America. It discusses the current climate and future trends, especially as interest in bidirectional chargers increases. The study provides an overview of the most widely adopted onboard chargers, which have been segmented by power rating. The study further examines pricing trends at the component level, and analyzes market drivers and restraints. Main suppliers and automakers are profiled, and automakers’ current and future electric vehicle strategies are examined. The base year is 2013; the forecast period is from 2014 to 2020.
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