Today, the LEV industry is dominated by large bicycle companies, due to their access to distribution. We explain why, in the future, these companies will face major competition from, and may be pushed aside by car, motorcycle, and car parts companies. Supply chains for motors, batteries, chassis parts, and nearly every LEV component exist in Asia, primarily in China, Taiwan, Japan, and newly emerging South Korea. We reveal where the highest profits will be obtained in future and the opportunities in components as these change with lithium-ion batteries of several generations and supercapacitors being increasingly employed, for example. The more demanding future technical requirements of users and standards are investigated.
Adjoining sectors are also discussed such as heavy electric motorcycles and the bigger sector of mobility vehicles for the disabled, where ten year forecasts are presented. New crossover vehicles between LEVs and these sectors are presented.
Market Forecasts from IDTechExThis report includes forecasts for LEV numbers and market value from 2012 to 2022.
Free Electric Vehicle Encyclopedia when you purchase this reportElectric Vehicle experts IDTechEx have encapsulated over ten years of research and analysis into an easy to digest electric vehicle encyclopedia. All the technologies are covered and supported with over 100 tables and illustrations and over 200 acronyms and terms are explained. This encyclopedia, worth $1,500, is given as a free PDF download when you buy this report.1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 1.1. Forecast for numbers of LEVs sold globally to 2025 1.2. Pricing 1.3. Market value forecast 1.4. Reasons for growth 1.4.1. Competition and profitability 1.4.2. Opportunities 1.4.3. Typical requirement 2. INTRODUCTION TO LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLES 2.1. Definition of a light electric vehicle 2.2. The Industry of LEVs 2.2.1. Taiwan and China 2.2.2. Outside Taiwan and China 2.2.3. Too much cost cutting 2.3. Tricycles to reduce accidents and help policing 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR LEVS 3.1. How good does it have to be? 3.2. What retail price?