World’s foremost expert intelligence on e-mobility innovations
For corporate and investors investing in the fast growing e-mobility domain, fortunes will be won (or lost) based on how well they are able to weave innovation into their business and entrepreneurial efforts.
But, with so many innovations taking place in the e-mobility domain, and given the diverse and complex nature of the overall industry ecosystem, getting a grasp of the impactful innovations is a very difficult task.
This is where EVI2 comes in - we provide you with an exceptional understanding and clarity of the innovations happening across the e-mobility value chain, and also provide strategic guidance on how specific business and investor segments can leverage and utilize these innovations for success.
Who will benefit from EVI2?
EVI2 will be of exceptional value to any company or firm keen on developing powerful strategies while investing in electric mobility innovations.
EVI2 will be of special value to the following stakeholders:
Companies in the automobiles and auto components sectors keen on investing in electric mobility
Companies in industries related to e-mobility - such as renewable energy, energy storage, logistics & transport, electrical/electronics and oil & gas industries
Financial and corporate investors keen on investing in attractive innovations in the eclectic vehicles and e-mobility sectors
Researchers and innovators from corporates and universities undertaking high-impact technical and business research in e-mobility
Why is EVI2 different from other e-mobility reports and guides?
EVI2 is the only comprehensive compendium in the world focussed solely on the innovations happening along the entire electric mobility value chain.
What are the main sections in EVI2?
The EVI2has over 650 pages of content comprising intelligence, data and insights on EV and e-mobility innovations. Some of the prominent sections in the intelligence dossier include: See end of page for detailed listings
Detailed answers to over 30 critical questions on EV innovation and EV innovation strategy for all prominent stakeholder categories - OEMs, EV battery makers, EV charging solution providers, financial investors, researchers, auto component makers, companies in related industries such as renewable energy, logistics, electrical/electronics and more.
For every section in the intelligence dossier, we provide innovation perspectives from top global industry experts - corporate CEOs, leading management consultants, industry thought leaders, top tier research institutes and more.
Answers to critical questions around innovation for key EV stakeholders
Recommendations on EV innovations for key stakeholder groups
Lithium and other battery materials processing
Battery cell and pack manufacturing
Other components of EV powertrains
EV components other than powertrain
EV charging and battery swapping
EV end of life
Recommendations on EV innovations for key industry sectors
EV & conventional automotive manufacturers
EV charging station or battery swapping service providers
Insights and facts that will open your eyes to a comprehensive list of innovations taking place in the e-mobility sector
Innovation strategies & approaches that made Tesla a $700 billion car company
How the top 50 auto OEMs and auto component companies are using acquisition of startups as a key approach in their innovation strategies
Why commercialization of innovation around hydrogen and fuel cells could happen far sooner than expected
Why low-tech EV innovation could win over high-tech in developing and underdeveloped countries
How smart startups are crossing the chasm of death on the way to commercializing their innovations
How the world’s top universities are forging partnerships with industry to leverage their research expertise in e-mobility
Evaluation strategy used by top financial investors (VCs, PEs and corporate investors) in choosing the right innovations to back
END USE BUSINESSES
How select business end use sectors such as logistics and business fleets are innovating around attractive business models for EV adoption
AUTO COMPONENT COS
How all tiers of auto ancillary companies worldwide are strategizing around innovation in their efforts to diversify into electric mobility
Why China’s EV innovation strategy is different from the growth strategies it adopted for other industries
How innovations around use of solar power is being used as a strong differentiator for EV OEMs targeting select markets
How some of the large corporates are enabling their respective local and national governments to provide support to the right kind innovation that will be a win-win for many different stakeholders including themselves
What are the various micro niches - and micro niche categories - available for startups and investors alike in the e-mobility ecosystem?
How smart companies worldwide are using unique insights of market needs to come up with low-investment, but high potential innovations
How different companies are innovating differently at different components of the battery value chain
Key questions answered by EVI2
EVI2 provides intelligence and recommendations for many specific target segments - categorized both on product and value chain segments. The compendium answers a range of critical questions in the minds of decision makers and senior professions in these segments. Some of the prominent questions that EVI2 answers in great detail are:
What are the strategic and operational partnerships that 2 wheeler and 4 wheeler OEMs can explore to build strong competitive advantages for the B2C market?
How can an entrepreneur or business identify attractive niche EV OEM segments?
What are the key learnings on best of breed approaches from the e-mobility strategies of prominent OEMs?
Which of the two - battery charging or swapping - will dominate in the future?
How can a manufacturer of components for the ICE best strategize to pivot to the electric vehicle sector?
For OEMs, what innovative design paradigms will lead to valuable differentiation?
What are the attractive business opportunities available for software and information technology professionals in the emerging e-mobility landscape - especially using technologies such as Big Data/AI/ML/IoT?
How can Li-ion battery pack makers differentiate their offerings to the OEM market?
How can some of the key trends in industrial technology and mobility (additive manufacturing, automation/robotics, shared/connected/autonomous mobility) be leveraged by companies keen on providing differentiated offerings in the e-mobility space?
What innovative opportunities does the e-mobility sector provide to companies in the renewable energy sector, specifically solar energy sector?
What are some of the most powerful and impactful innovations along the entire e-mobility value chain?
Which value chain components hold the most potential for innovations, be they in the form of products or services?
How are the top global auto OEMs strategizing for innovation?
What are the key trends and strategies for innovation in electric transport batteries in specific and energy storage in general?
What have been the prominent business model innovations that are reshaping the global e-mobility industry?
What innovations in the extended ecosystem - transport, renewable energy, materials, electrical and electronics - are likely to significantly impact the fortunes of the global e-mobility sector?
What innovations will drive adoption and growth in the various electric vehicle end user segments - both consumer and business end user segments, and both individual vehicle and fleets?
What are the attractive niche segments emerging for electric vehicles and what types of innovations can enable OEMs, investors and other stakeholders to cater to these segments?
What are the innovative opportunities emerging in the intersection of electric vehicles and digital technologies and how can IT and software firms capture these opportunities?
How should corporate decision makers and investors view e-mobility innovations along the 2020-2030 timeline, for various timelines - 2022, 2025 and 2030?
Identifying Opportunities around Key Innovations - Focussed research assistance that enables your company to identify attractive and innovative opportunities, as well as identifying and analyzing companies that are attractive for investments or acquisitions.
Strategic Analysis of Sector - Analysis of the overall electric mobility sector - or sub-sectors such as batteries, power train, OEM, charging infrastructure - on key dimensions to provide the BIG picture for the top management
Market Potential Analysis - Detailed analysis of a specific vertical within electric mobility on market dimensions such as Supply-demand, Market Potential, Competitors, Industry Characteristics and more…
Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis - A comprehensive supply chain analysis for specific EV vertical in order to identify both opportunities and constraints for growth
How was EVI2 developed?
A team of 6 dedicated researchers, working for over 2 years
Utilizing data, knowledge and insights that our consulting team had gathered in the e-mobility sector since 2016 through consulting assignments, reports and through organizing focussed events and workshops.
Leveraging the significant strategic and sustainability consulting expertise and perspectives of the parent company, EAI which had assisted over 250 companies - including 25 Fortune 500 companies - in their sustainability efforts.
Over 10,000 innovations analysed to shortlist the 1000+ impactful innovations identified along the entire e-mobility value chain.
Who is the team behind EVI2?
The core research team behind this expert guide is from EVNext, a firm focussed on providing strategic insights on emerging innovations and trends in electric vehicles
EVNext is the e-mobility division of EAI, a leading cleantech consulting firm that has been providing sustainability consulting to Indian and global firms since 2008.
Since 2016, the e-mobility division has undertaken multiple efforts - through consulting and industry research - to add value to the e-mobility ecosystem
What is the geographical scope of EVI2?
The EVNext team has been researching technology and business trends in the global e-mobility sector since 2016. In addition, the team had organized many expert conferences and workshops in e-mobility during this period, some of these with international expert participation. All these activities have enabled our team to better understand global trends, challenges, drivers and innovations.
The EVI2 expert guide has been prepared with the global business stakeholders in mind and covers e-mobility innovations from over 50 countries including USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, China, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, South Africa, India, Singapore, Australia, Israel and more.
Based on the extensive research the EVI2 team undertook to study and analyse EV innovations - which are presented in this comprehensive guide - following are the key takeaways for the e-mobility innovation spectrum:
Across value chain -Innovations are happening across the EV value chain, in every possible component. Even components that are considered commodities (electric cables and connectors, for instance) are seeing significant innovations that are aligned to relevant value propositions.
Across products - In just the past few years (since 2017), electric vehicles have grown to far beyond just electric cars, bikes and scooters - and today , you have electric buses, electric vans, electric trucks and even electric aircraft. As of early 2021, our research counted no less than 30 different types of vehicles that have been electrified. Almost all these product categories - and their powertrain components such as batteries, BMS, motors - are seeing significant innovations. Going beyond batteries, hydrogen and fuel cells have also attracted innovator and investor interest. And going beyond just the use phase, innovations are also spurring progress in the end of life of both electric vehicles and batteries - especially in battery recycling, life extension, and in its second use as stationary storage devices.
Use in multiple industries - In addition to the B2C sector, the more visible in the electric vehicle domain, the B2B sector too has started playing an increasingly important role. Electric vehicles are already finding use in over 20 different industries. So high is the interest for EVs in the B2B sector that this sector (rather than B2C) could be the real growth story for electric vehicles during the 2020-2030 period. Diverse innovations are taking place in the B2B EV space, many of which are being supported through large corporate investments in addition to funding from venture capital firms.
Different genres of innovations - Innovations happening in the e-mobility sector are not just technology-oriented. Innovations in strategy, in business models and in financing are seeing exceptional activity as well. For instance, in parallel to technology advances are taking place in battery charging (both AC slow charging & DC fast charging), many startups are also offering unique EV battery swapping solutions, some of which are accompanied by impressive automation through the use of robotics.
By different stakeholders - Transportation touches a wide variety of stakeholders, so it should not be any surprise that EV innovations are being driven by a large and diverse set of stakeholders. In addition to the obvious stakeholder sectors such as the OEMs and auto ancillary companies, our research has identified at least 10 other stakeholder segments significantly driving EV innovations (fleet owners, IT & software firms, solar power companies, venture capital firms etc.), and an additional 10 stakeholder segments who could be providing support for EV innovations in the near future - some of these stakeholders are unique in their diversification efforts and some could be quite surprising - national security and defense organizations, for instance.
In different stages - The e-mobility phenomenon is quite new and is just beginning (EVs still have less than 1% penetration in most product categories), and innovations and inventions driving this sector are in their beginning stages too. A large portion of these innovations - some of which could prove disruptive - are in the pilot and even pre-pilot stages. In the context of EV innovations, one can confidently say that what the commercial world is seeing today is the proverbial tip of the iceberg.
Strategic intent - While some innovations are taking place with specific end applications or unique value propositions in mind, some - especially those by large firms - are driven by long term strategies, and these innovations and their characteristics are quite nuanced.
Different approaches - Depending on the stakeholder segments and their objectives, innovations in the EV space are witnessing different approaches. For instance, while there are hundreds of new startups putting in solo efforts to come up with innovative products, stakeholders such as governments or large auto OEMs are forming a web of diverse partnerships in their innovation efforts. While some of these approaches - OEM partnerships with EV charging networks or acquisition of innovative startups by large firms - are unsurprising, some are innovative and perhaps unique to the e-mobility sector.
Across countries -Most EV innovations that come under the limelight are high-tech ones those developed countries that are auto majors - USA, Germany, Italy, South Korea, China etc. Innovations in the e-mobility spectrum are becoming increasingly commonplace even in underdeveloped countries in Africa. Interestingly, the nature of innovation is significantly different when one compares developed (USA. Germany etc.), developing (India, Kenya, Philippines etc.) and underdeveloped (many African nations) countries. While developed countries have a dominant focus on technology as the key component in their innovation, many underdeveloped countries are in fact deliberately using low-tech.to drive innovations.
Order in chaos - If one were to look at the overall innovation spectrum in e-mobility across the globe, it appears chaotic. Large firms seem to be doing everything - acquisitions, partnerships and diversification into seemingly unrelated components of e-mobility. Startups of course are relatively more focussed but there are too many of them seemingly doing too many different things. Seen together, the overall picture appears like a complex maze. But if one looks closely, one will see logical strategies and clearly emerging trends in various stakeholder categories.
Winning through innovation -For companies investing in electric vehicles - whether as a logical extension of their current business or as a diversification - innovation has to be a necessary component of their strategy. But innovation alone is not sufficient. What is also important is a robust approach to innovation. Such an approach will require the firm to review the above aspects and weave the relevant ones into their innovation strategy to create a sustainable competitive advantage.
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Who have we assisted?
Since 2008, EAI has been at the forefront of cleantech and sustainability consulting and research. Our management consulting and industry research has spanned the entire cleantech spectrum but with higher emphasis on solar power, e-mobility and the bio-energy sectors.
Our consulting and research reports have benefitted over 3000 clients globally, including 10 of the top Fortune 25 companies and 40 of the top Fortune 100 companies. Our consulting team has had the privilege of assisting some of the globally prominent companies and organizations such as GE, GSK, Exxon Mobil, Toyota, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Foundation, among others.
Intelligence on the Innovative technology and Business models from a 100 startups from all round the world. Explained in detail of each company’s products, plans, partnerships, founders among other key knowledge parameters.
Observe how unique innovations are well suited for different countries.
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Breakdown of the electric mobility industry into its core and elemental sections giving an idea of all the stakeholders within the industry and the best innovations brought out in each of them.
We have used our extensive knowledge and experience in the field to give Recommendations for various stakeholders.
We extend our analysis to provide Recommendations for various components of the value chain