Boston Consulting Groups Says Hybrids and EVs Will Continue to Gain Market Share

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Despite high costs for batteries, Boston Consulting Group predicts that more and more hybrids and electrics vehicles will be on our roads in the future. BCG conducted in-depth studies into battery costs for EVs and plug-in vehicles. Their findings suggest that a battery pack the size of the one found in the Chevy Volt costs upwards of $16,000

Stiff competition for electric cars

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Electric cars will remain ‘too pricey’ over next decade

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The research undertaken by global management consultancy, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), found that without a major technological breakthrough, batteries used in fully electric cars were likely to remain prohibitively expensive. Tags: Electric cars Hybrid cars batteries Boston Consulting Group cost hybrids Electric cars are unlikely to become cheap enough to lead to widespread uptake over the coming decade, a new study concludes.

Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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A newly released study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found F-Series, America’s best-selling truck since 1977, is among the most valuable consumer goods in America and a key employment driver.

Car industry enters ‘golden age of innovation’

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The global car industry is entering a global age of innovation according to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), making leaps and bounds in four key technology areas; powertrain, lightweight materials, connectivity and active safety (or assisted driving). A new report from the Group is released as t[.].

WEF launches First Movers Coalition to drive demand for zero carbon tech

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Bosch launches eScooter sharing service under new Coup brand

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The set-up and operation of the sharing platform have taken place in close strategic partnership with BCG Digital Ventures, the corporate venturing subsidiary of the Boston Consulting Group. Bosch is launching its new Coup eScooter sharing service in Berlin. Coup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch, now provides Berlin residents with a new mobility option featuring a simple pricing model. Customers can now find, reserve, and use their nearest eScooter at any time.

New electric truck company Chanje emerges from stealth; first model out this year

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Bryan Hansel, CEO of Chanje, also announced additions to the executive team: Ian Gardner, President - previously The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Duke Energy, Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator and others. Chanje, a California-based commercial electric vehicle and energy solutions company, has emerged from stealth mode. Chanje’s first model, the V8070 panel van, already has volume orders and will be delivered later this year.

BCG forecasts electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030; hybrids to dominate

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In a new report (its fourth on electric car adoption) the Boston Consulting Group forecasts that a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains will cut the global market share of pure internal combustion engines (ICEs) by about 50% by 2030. ICEs will continue to play a major but changing role in the industry, as most electrified vehicles over time will be hybrids, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Bosch developing sensor box for air taxis using production-tested components from automotive

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The Boston Consulting Group predicts that people around the world will take 1 billion flights in air taxis in 2030, once sharing services have also established a presence on fixed routes above the ground; most of those air taxis will be capable of operating without a pilot. Consultants from Morgan Stanley estimate that the market for flying taxis could even reach €1.35 Bosch is working on sensor technology for air taxis.

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Ricardo white paper outlines needed developments to realize autonomous driving

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According to the Boston Consulting Group, the projected size of the global autonomous vehicle market in 2025 will be $36 billion for partially autonomous vehicles (levels 1–3) and $6 billion for fully autonomous vehicles (level 4).

Electric Vehicles Adoption – A Huge Business Opportunity for Utilities


According to the Boston Consulting Group, the average utility can gain between US$3-$10 billion in new value.

Ford and Sollers sign MoU to establish a JV in Russia

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The proposed JV is one of a number of new market expansions focused on the Russian car market, which the Boston Consulting Group this week said may become the world’s sixth-largest by 2020, selling 4 million cars a year. Other new and recent expansion activities focused on Russian include: A reported JV between Volkswagen and GAZ Group to produce 300,000 cars per year in Russia.

Volt supporters hit back at criticism

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However, advocacy groups have hit back branding the task force’s assessment as short-sighted. The California Cars Initiative believes the task force has been influenced unduly by “plug-in sceptics&# at the Boston Consulting Group. The Chevrolet Volt may have been branded too expensive to be commercially successful by the Obama administration’s taskforce, but its supporters are having none of it.

BCG report finds advanced biofuels, concentrated solar power, and solar photovoltaic tracking to make significant market impact sooner than commonly assumed

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Advanced biofuels, concentrated solar power (CSP), and solar photovoltaic power (PV) will see accelerating adoption and growth and are on track to change the global energy mix far earlier than is often assumed, according to a new report from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). BCG’s analysis finds that cellulosic ethanol is on the verge of becoming cost-competitive with gasoline at $3/gal US. Click to enlarge.

UC Davis report finds LCFS compliance costs may rise rapidly; recommends offsetting measures

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Several groups have studied potential future compliance scenarios under the LCFS including Boston Consulting Group (2012) and ICF International (2013).

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PRTM: Operational Gains Can Help Drive Li-ion Cost Reduction Exceeding 50% by 2020, with Plug-in Vehicle Adoption of 10%

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A series of recent reports—one from the National Research Council (NRC) ( earlier post ) and another from the Boston Consulting Group ( earlier post )—concluded that an expected continuing high cost of lithium-ion batteries will dampen mass market adoption of plug-in vehicles.

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BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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Although lithium-ion cell and pack costs are expected to fall sharply by 2020, they are unlikely to drop enough to support widespread adoption of fully electric vehicles without a major breakthrough in battery technology, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Massimo Russo, a Boston-based partner and coauthor of the report. As an example of cost direction, BCG forecasts that NCA cell and pack costs will decline 60-65% by 2020. Source: BCG.

A More Detailed Look at a Prismatic Li-ion Cell and Pack Manufacturing Process

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In January, EnerDel hosted a group of journalists at its Indiana facilities and provided a plant tour showcasing its cell manufacturing and pack assembly processes. According to a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group, the active materials and purchased parts for a cell can cost $200-$270/kWh and many people believe the entire battery pack systems (cells, packs, electronic controls) are currently selling for $750 to $950/kWh in large applications. by Bill Cooke.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog -

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Advocacy groups argue the task force’s assessment is shortsighted and worry that the Volt project may land in the scrap heap as G.M. “Any new technology like the Chevy Volt takes time to become profitable,&# said Jay Friedland, the legislative director for Plug-In America , an electric-car advocacy group. The group pointed to a B.C.G. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All Energy & Environment World U.S.

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When Will Electric Cars Start To Outsell Fossil-Fuel Vehicles? Projections Are All Over The Map


Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris In this day and age, just about everyone who’s paying attention — even stalwarts of the auto and oil industries — acknowledges that vehicle electrification is the future. But how far in the future are we talking about? Forecasts are all over the map.