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Global Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (Land, Water, Air) Report 2016-2030 – Research and Markets

June 28, 2016
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2015-2030: Land, Water, Air” report to their offering.

This report is intended for those seeking to invest, support, develop, make, sell or use vehicle fuel cell systems and their materials and associated services. It will also assist those participating in the value chain of alternatives, such as batteries and supercapacitors, to understand the considerable opportunities for both collaborative use of their components with fuel cells and scope for common technologies.

These complex issues, vital to optimal targeting of investment by auto, chemical, financial, fleet management and other players are appraised in the report. Vitally, it is mainly based on 2015 interviews not out-of-date information. It presents latest conference slides from many key players and new data analysis and forecasts. That means numbers for 2015 – 2025 and timelines to 2030 including the latest, revised predictions from the leading players and from the authors of the report.

Interest is re-igniting in vehicle fuel cells after decades of minimal uptake primarily caused by high costs and lack of hydrogen infrastructure but also affected by several other challenges appraised in this report. It is easy to rehearse why fuel cells in vehicles are in the trough of disillusionment in 2015 but look closer and things are stirring as we progress to more sober forecasts and market positioning to get there.

Indeed now is the time to invest, when so many companies have left the business but the first sales in thousands of fuel cell vehicles – in the form of forklifts – are happening without subsidies and you can newly buy fuel cell cars from top names. From Taiwan and Japan, fuel cell scooters now look plausible, the USA uses fuel cells in military vehicles and now fuel cell buses and cars are even shown to double as the emergency electricity supplies sought in Japan.

Most western automotive manufacturers are preparing fuel cell vehicles for sale but nothing is guaranteed, because, as this report analyses, the other option for zero pollution at point of use, the pure electric battery or supercapacitor vehicle, is also improving rapidly and they will often go head to head in the marketplace. Which will have predominantly green “fuel” first – fuel cell or battery alone? Which will cost least up front and over life? What performance will really be achieved?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary And Conclusions

2. Introduction

3. Fuel Cell Forklifts: The First Volume Success

4. Fuel Cell Cars

5. Fuel Cell Buses

6. Fuel Cells In Other Vehicles

7. Examples Of Vehicle Fc System Makers Beyond The Car Firms

8. Examples Of Interviews In 2015

Companies Mentioned

– Acal Energy UK

– Proton Motor Fuel Cell Germany

– Proton Power Systems PLC

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