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Azure Dynamics Corporation is incorporated under the laws of Alberta, Canada having been spun out of BC Research Inc. Azure now is headquartered in Oak Park, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The company's principal business is in the development and integration of its proprietary electric and hybrid electric drive technology, primarily for the light and heavy duty commercial vehicle categories.Due to financial difficulties, Azure filed for bankruptcy protection in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in March 2012, and production of the Transit Connect Electric van and Balance hybrid was stopped. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Dublin, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2017-2027" report to their offering. Over nine million hybrid cars will be made in 2027, each with a range extender, the additional power source that distinguishes them from pure electric cars. Add to that significant money spent on the same devices in buses, military vehicles, boats and so on and a major new market emerges. This unique report is about range extenders for all these purposes - their evolving technology and market size. Whereas today's range extenders usually consist of little more than off the shelf internal combustion engines, these are rapidly being replaced by second generation range extenders consisting of piston engines designed from scratch for fairly constant load in series hybrids. There are some wild cards like Wankel engines and rotary combustion engines or free piston engines both with integral electricity generation. However, a more radical departure is the third generation micro turbines and fuel cells that work at constant load. The report compares all these. It forecasts the lower power needed over the years given assistance from fast charging and energy harvesting innovations ahead. Every aspect of the new range extenders is covered. This report profiles key developers, manufactures and integrators of range extenders for land, water and airborne electric vehicles. It gives ten year forecasts of the different types of electric vehicle and of range extenders by number, unit value and market value. Market drivers and the changing requirements for power output are analysed. Will shaftless range extenders with no separate electricity generator take over and when will that be? What fuels will be used and when? What are the pros and cons of each option and who are the leaders? It is all here. Key Topics Covered: 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 1.1. Range extender market in 2027 1.2. EV market 2017 and 2027 identifying hybrids 1.3. Hybrid and pure electric vehicles compared 1.4. Hybrid market drivers 1.5. What will be required of a range extender 2017-2027 1.6. Three generations of range extender 1.7. Why range extenders need lower power over the years 1.8. Energy harvesting - mostly ally not alternative 1.9. Key trends for range extended vehicles 1.10. Combining heating and range-extension for electric vehicles 1.11. Emergency range extenders 1.12. Latest timelines 1.13. BMW 1.14. Effect of 2015 oil price collapse on electric vehicles 1.15. Range extender synergy with energy harvesting 1.16. Interviews 1.17. Lessons from CENEX LCV event UK 2. INTRODUCTION 2.1. Types of electric vehicle 2.2. Many fuels 2.3. Born electric 2.4. Pure electric vehicles are improving 2.5. Series vs parallel hybrid 2.6. Modes of operation of hybrids 2.7. Microhybrid is a misnomer 2.8. Deep hybridisation 2.9. Battery cost and performance are key 2.10. Hybrid price premium 2.11. What is a range extender? 2.12. PEM fuel cells 2.13. Market position of fuel cell range extenders 2.14. Energy harvesting and regenerative acceleration 3. MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR REEVS 3.1. Range extenders for land craft 3.2. Range Extenders for electric aircraft 3.3. Comparisons 3.4. Fuel cells in aviation 3.5. Civil aircraft 3.6. Range extenders for marine craft 4. RANGE EXTENDER DEVELOPERS AND MANUFACTURERS 4.1. Advanced Magnet Laboratory USA 4.2. AeroVironment / Protonex Technology USA 4.3. Austro Engine Austria 4.4. Bladon Jets UK 4.5. BMW Germany 4.6. Brayton Energy USA 4.7. Capstone Turbine Corporation USA 4.8. Compound Rotary Engines UK 4.9. Daimler AG inc Mercedes Benz Germany 4.10. DLR German Aerospace Center Germany 4.10.1. Free piston range extenders 4.11. Duke Engine axial piston 4.12. EcoMotors 4.13. Ener1 USA 4.14. ETV Motors Israel 4.15. FEV USA 4.16. Flight Design Germany 4.17. Getrag Germany 4.18. GSE USA 4.19. Hüttlin Germany 4.20. Hyperdrive UK 4.21. Libralato UK 4.22. Intelligent Energy UK 4.23. KSPG Germany 4.24. LiquidPiston USA 4.25. Lotus Engineering UK 4.26. MAHLE Powertrain UK 4.27. Mazda Japan 4.28. Nissan Japan 4.29. Peec-Power BV The Netherlands 4.30. Polaris Industries Switzerland 4.31. Powertrain Technologies UK 4.32. Proton Power Systems plc UK/Germany 4.33. Ricardo UK 4.34. Suzuki Japan 4.35. Techrules China 4.36. Toyota Japan 4.37. Urbee Canada 4.38. Volkswagen Germany 4.39. Volvo Sweden/China 4.39.1. Long term major work 4.39.2. Volvo V8 performance with four cylinders 4.40. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland 5. RANGE EXTENDER INTEGRATORS 5.1. ACAL Energy UK 5.2. Airbus (formerly EADS) Germany 5.3. Altria Controls USA 5.4. Ashok Leyland India 5.5. Audi Germany 5.6. AVL Austria 5.7. Azure Dynamics USA 5.8. BAE Systems UK 5.9. BMW Germany 5.10. Boeing Dreamworks USA 5.11. Chrysler USA 5.12. ENFICA-FC Italy 5.13. Ford USA 5.14. Frazer-Nash UK 5.15. General Motors including Opel 5.16. Honda Japan 5.17. Hyundai Korea 5.18. Jaguar Land Rover UK 5.19. Langford Performance Engineering Ltd UK 5.20. Marion HSPD USA 5.21. Pipistrel Slovenia 5.22. SAIC China 5.23. Skyspark Italy 5.24. Suzuki Japan 5.25. Tata Motors India 5.26. Toyota Japan 5.27. Université de Sherbrooke Canada 5.28. University of Stuttgart Germany 5.29. Volvo Sweden/ China 5.30. Walkera China 5.31. Wrightspeed USA 5.32. Yo-Avto Russia 6. RECENT ADVANCES 6.1. Latest update on Taiwan Automotive International Forum and Exhibition October 2014 6.2. Electric vehicles set for 2014 MPG Marathon 6.3. Hydrogen fuel cell range extenders double the range of EV trucks For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f68dgx/range_extenders


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Dublin, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2017-2027" report to their offering. Over nine million hybrid cars will be made in 2027, each with a range extender, the additional power source that distinguishes them from pure electric cars. Add to that significant money spent on the same devices in buses, military vehicles, boats and so on and a major new market emerges. This unique report is about range extenders for all these purposes - their evolving technology and market size. Whereas today's range extenders usually consist of little more than off the shelf internal combustion engines, these are rapidly being replaced by second generation range extenders consisting of piston engines designed from scratch for fairly constant load in series hybrids. There are some wild cards like Wankel engines and rotary combustion engines or free piston engines both with integral electricity generation. However, a more radical departure is the third generation micro turbines and fuel cells that work at constant load. The report compares all these. It forecasts the lower power needed over the years given assistance from fast charging and energy harvesting innovations ahead. Every aspect of the new range extenders is covered. This report profiles key developers, manufactures and integrators of range extenders for land, water and airborne electric vehicles. It gives ten year forecasts of the different types of electric vehicle and of range extenders by number, unit value and market value. Market drivers and the changing requirements for power output are analysed. Will shaftless range extenders with no separate electricity generator take over and when will that be? What fuels will be used and when? What are the pros and cons of each option and who are the leaders? It is all here. Key Topics Covered: 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 1.1. Range extender market in 2027 1.2. EV market 2017 and 2027 identifying hybrids 1.3. Hybrid and pure electric vehicles compared 1.4. Hybrid market drivers 1.5. What will be required of a range extender 2017-2027 1.6. Three generations of range extender 1.7. Why range extenders need lower power over the years 1.8. Energy harvesting - mostly ally not alternative 1.9. Key trends for range extended vehicles 1.10. Combining heating and range-extension for electric vehicles 1.11. Emergency range extenders 1.12. Latest timelines 1.13. BMW 1.14. Effect of 2015 oil price collapse on electric vehicles 1.15. Range extender synergy with energy harvesting 1.16. Interviews 1.17. Lessons from CENEX LCV event UK 2. INTRODUCTION 2.1. Types of electric vehicle 2.2. Many fuels 2.3. Born electric 2.4. Pure electric vehicles are improving 2.5. Series vs parallel hybrid 2.6. Modes of operation of hybrids 2.7. Microhybrid is a misnomer 2.8. Deep hybridisation 2.9. Battery cost and performance are key 2.10. Hybrid price premium 2.11. What is a range extender? 2.12. PEM fuel cells 2.13. Market position of fuel cell range extenders 2.14. Energy harvesting and regenerative acceleration 3. MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR REEVS 3.1. Range extenders for land craft 3.2. Range Extenders for electric aircraft 3.3. Comparisons 3.4. Fuel cells in aviation 3.5. Civil aircraft 3.6. Range extenders for marine craft 4. RANGE EXTENDER DEVELOPERS AND MANUFACTURERS 4.1. Advanced Magnet Laboratory USA 4.2. AeroVironment / Protonex Technology USA 4.3. Austro Engine Austria 4.4. Bladon Jets UK 4.5. BMW Germany 4.6. Brayton Energy USA 4.7. Capstone Turbine Corporation USA 4.8. Compound Rotary Engines UK 4.9. Daimler AG inc Mercedes Benz Germany 4.10. DLR German Aerospace Center Germany 4.10.1. Free piston range extenders 4.11. Duke Engine axial piston 4.12. EcoMotors 4.13. Ener1 USA 4.14. ETV Motors Israel 4.15. FEV USA 4.16. Flight Design Germany 4.17. Getrag Germany 4.18. GSE USA 4.19. Hüttlin Germany 4.20. Hyperdrive UK 4.21. Libralato UK 4.22. Intelligent Energy UK 4.23. KSPG Germany 4.24. LiquidPiston USA 4.25. Lotus Engineering UK 4.26. MAHLE Powertrain UK 4.27. Mazda Japan 4.28. Nissan Japan 4.29. Peec-Power BV The Netherlands 4.30. Polaris Industries Switzerland 4.31. Powertrain Technologies UK 4.32. Proton Power Systems plc UK/Germany 4.33. Ricardo UK 4.34. Suzuki Japan 4.35. Techrules China 4.36. Toyota Japan 4.37. Urbee Canada 4.38. Volkswagen Germany 4.39. Volvo Sweden/China 4.39.1. Long term major work 4.39.2. Volvo V8 performance with four cylinders 4.40. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland 5. RANGE EXTENDER INTEGRATORS 5.1. ACAL Energy UK 5.2. Airbus (formerly EADS) Germany 5.3. Altria Controls USA 5.4. Ashok Leyland India 5.5. Audi Germany 5.6. AVL Austria 5.7. Azure Dynamics USA 5.8. BAE Systems UK 5.9. BMW Germany 5.10. Boeing Dreamworks USA 5.11. Chrysler USA 5.12. ENFICA-FC Italy 5.13. Ford USA 5.14. Frazer-Nash UK 5.15. General Motors including Opel 5.16. Honda Japan 5.17. Hyundai Korea 5.18. Jaguar Land Rover UK 5.19. Langford Performance Engineering Ltd UK 5.20. Marion HSPD USA 5.21. Pipistrel Slovenia 5.22. SAIC China 5.23. Skyspark Italy 5.24. Suzuki Japan 5.25. Tata Motors India 5.26. Toyota Japan 5.27. Université de Sherbrooke Canada 5.28. University of Stuttgart Germany 5.29. Volvo Sweden/ China 5.30. Walkera China 5.31. Wrightspeed USA 5.32. Yo-Avto Russia 6. RECENT ADVANCES 6.1. Latest update on Taiwan Automotive International Forum and Exhibition October 2014 6.2. Electric vehicles set for 2014 MPG Marathon 6.3. Hydrogen fuel cell range extenders double the range of EV trucks For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f68dgx/range_extenders

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