This research service reviews the electric and hybrid vehicles domain in the Asia Pacific. The research service gives information on organizations, companies, universities, research institutions, and government agencies involved in research and development (R&D) in EV technology. Also covered is the present state of the market in these vehicles, and where it is likely to head. Noteworthy industry activity in the arena and government regulations encouraging the growth of electric and hybrid vehicles are also summarized. A summary of key patents will give an insight into notable activities, technology trends, and important players in this arena.
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Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), Executive Summary and MethodologyExecutive SummaryA Study CapsuleStudy Highlights and FindingsMethodology and ScopeScopeMethodologyLegendElectric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), A Bird's Eye View of the Electric Vehicle IndustryThe Need for Electric VehiclesA Preface Pollution: Why Our Planet Needs Electric Vehicles?Battery and Hybrid Electric VehiclesBattery Electric VehiclesHybrid Electric Vehicles - A PrimerSeries HybridsParallel HybridsSeries/Parallel HybridsBrave New World: Fuel Cells in AutomobilesFuel CellsFuel Cell Electric VehiclesThe Skeptic's View of FCEVsStatus Quo and Outlook for Electric and Hybrid VehiclesSo Which One Is Best?Development Cycle in the RegionJapanese Bullishness on FCVsSteps and Strategies for RegulatorsRegulatory Environment in the Asia PacificIntroductionJapanChinaIndiaOther CountriesElectric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), The Nuts and Bolts of the Industry: EV Technology StatusTechnology Drivers Restraints and ChallengesTechnology ChallengesTechnology DriversTechnology RestraintsBattery and Hybrid Technology OverviewLead-Acid BatteriesNickel-Based BatteriesVRLA BatteriesLithium-Ion BatteriesHybrid TechnologyFuel Cell TechnologyFuel Cell Technology OverviewProton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs)Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells (PAFCs)Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFCs)Other EV Energy Source TechnologiesElectrochemical SupercapacitorsFlywheelsSolar CellsElectric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), Market Overview and OutlookMarket OverviewMarket Engineering AnalysisCompetitive Force AnalysisMarket Drivers Restraints and ChallengesMarket ChallengesMarket DriversMarket RestraintsMarket RevenuesRevenue and Shipment ForecastsTrends by Region and Vehicle TypeElectric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), Research and Development in Laboratories and UniversitiesEnergy Storage and Charging TechnologyCarbon Nanotubes and Inductive Polymers for Supercapacitor Applications - ChinaA Noncontact Charge System for Electric Vehicles of the Next Generation - Japan Motors and Vehicular Control TechnologyA Two-Phase Switched Reluctance Motor for Electric Vehicle Applications - TaiwanIndependent Wheel Torque Control in an Electric Vehicle - JapanAn Advanced Electric Vehicle Motor Drive - Hong Kong; PRCIntelligent Controller Design for Electric Vehicles - IndiaModular Propulsion System for Light-Vehicle Applications - TaiwanAll-Wheel Drive EVs with Fuzzy Logic Controllers - IranVehicle Parts and Prototype DesignLight Frames for EVs of the Future - JapanElectric Car Aims to Set World Record of 400 KPH - Japan First Fuel Cell Vehicle - IndiaA New Parallel-Type Hybrid Electric-Vehicle - TaiwanAlloy Thixoforming for Suspension Parts of Electric Vehicles - KoreaElectric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), Research and Development in CompaniesEnergy Storage Technology 36 V Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid Battery for Hybrid Electric Vehicles - JapanManganese-Based Lithium Ion Battery for Hybrid Vehicle Applications - Japan Thermally Stable Solid Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Secondary Battery - JapanVehicle Prototype and Parts DesignToyota's Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle - JapanDevelopment of Toyota Mild Hybrid System with 42 V Power Supply - JapanDevelopment of a Capacitor Hybrid Electric Truck - JapanTransaxle for Mini-Van Hybrid Vehicles - JapanElectric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), EV Industry ActivityAn OverviewThe EV Industry Heats Up as Japan Sets the Bar......But Other Countries Are Slow to FollowIndustry Activity in JapanDaihatsu to Test New Hybrids; Toyota to Launch Hybrid SUV in KoreaToyota and Honda to Explore Australian HEV Market MoreToyota to Delay FCHV DeliveryJapan's Tayca to Mass Produce Material For Hybrid-Vehicle BatteriesTakara to Ramp Up Electric Car ProductionIsuzu to Use GM’s Hybrid System for Its Elf Series TrucksMitsubishi Heavy and Tokyo Gas Develop Membrane for Hydrogen Extraction for FCVsMatsushita to Employ Hybrid Model TrucksHonda and Fuel CellsNissan X-Trail FCV Successfully TestedToyota to License Hybrid Technology to FordSuppliers to Look Out ForIndustry Activity in China and South KoreaToyota to Lend Engine Technology to ChinaHyundai Developing Hybrid Vehicles; But Mazda Reveals No Such Plans ZAP to Pursue Expansion in ChinaSAIC Develops EVIndustry Activity in the Rest of Asia PacificReva Electric Car Company Plans to Expand Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid to be Launched in New ZealandMalaysia Takes Steps Toward Becoming a World Leader in EV TechnologyIndonesia Not Very Keen on Developing Concept Electric CarFCV ActivityElectric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), Electric Vehicle Product Launches and Patent Applications in the RegionEV-Related Product Launches JapanRest of Asia PacificPatents FiledPatentsPatents (continued)Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), Frost & Sullivan 2004 Science and Technology AwardsFrost & Sullivan Technology Leadership AwardAward DescriptionAward RecipientFrost & Sullivan Product Leadership AwardAward DescriptionAward RecipientFrost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology AwardAward DescriptionAward RecipientElectric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), Decision Support TablesTotal Car ProductionTotal Car Production (units) by Region 1996 - 2004Total Car SalesTotal Car Sales Worldwide (units) by Region 1996 - 2004Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in Asia Pacific (Technical Insights), Research ContactsR&D Contacts in Universities and LaboratoriesContactsR&D Contacts in CompaniesContacts