Navigant Research: Electric Vehicle Charging Services

Navigant Research: Electric Vehicle Charging Services

Navigant Research's new report "Electric Vehicle Charging Services" states that by 2023, when plug-in electric cars sold will reach 12 million, revenues from electric vehicle charging services will grow to $2.9 billion.

Sales of "EV charging systems" will then exceed 2.5 million.

According to the forecast, in 2015, revenues will stand at some $152.6 million - twice the value from 2014 at $81.1 million.

At such a high growth rate of EVSE production, hopefully prices will fall down too.

"The market for plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging equipment (also known as electric vehicle supply equipment, or EVSE) is expanding, while experiencing predictable growing pains. With the number of PEVs in use projected to reach 12 million globally by 2023, the market for EV charging services is likely to continue to evolve to respond to growing demand. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from charging services is expected to grow from $152.6 million annually in 2015 to $2.9 billion by 2023.

“Sales of EV charging systems are expected to grow steadily in the coming years, surpassing 2.5 million by 2023,” says Lisa Jerram, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “That represents a significant market for providers of charging systems, but the market landscape and the business models, particularly for commercial charging, are yet to be fully defined.”

Residential chargers are increasingly a commodity, competing more on price than on innovative features, according to the report, making the market for commercial chargers (defined as installations outside vehicle owners’ residences) the most dynamic and the most uncertain. Public chargers continue to spread, and workplace charging is picking up. Some charging networks have usage fees, some charge via subscription, and some companies offer EV charging as a free service to entice customers or as an employee perk. Automakers and utilities are moving to the forefront in the financing and build-out of EV charging networks, the report concludes.

The report, “Electric Vehicle Charging Services,” analyzes the global market for PEV charging equipment sales and charging services. The report covers the residential and commercial charging market segments and analyzes the potential uptake of alternating current (AC), direct current (DC), and wireless electric vehicle charging equipment. Global market forecasts for residential and commercial EVSE unit sales and revenue, broken out by region, charger type, and segment (residential, workplace, public, and private), extend through 2023. Forecasts of revenue from charging services and electricity demand are also included. The report also examines the different regional drivers and business models related to PEV charging and the key industry players within the competitive landscape. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website."