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Range extenders: An innovative approach to range anxiety in electric vehicles

Range extenders: An innovative approach to range anxiety in electric vehicles

Clarke, Ian and Piterou, Athena (2019) Range extenders: An innovative approach to range anxiety in electric vehicles. International Journal Automotive Technology and Management, 19 (1-2). pp. 104-124. ISSN 1470-9511 (Print), 1741-5012 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1504/IJATM.2019.10019852)

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Abstract

Electric vehicles have been a source of major innovation but the problem of vehicle range persists. Range extenders, auxiliary power units that can be attached to vehicles as a trailer, seek to solve the problem by providing additional range during longer journeys. This study uses patent data, Social Network Analysis and qualitative data to examine the development of this technology. It finds that small firms have made significant progress in technological terms and have also designed credible business models. They have met resistance from larger vehicle manufacturers, however, whose preference is to wait for developments in battery density despite great uncertainty as to when these will come.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue on: SUPF 2017 Smart Urban Mobility Futures.
Uncontrolled Keywords: electric vehicles; innovation; range anxiety; range extenders
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
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Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 12:35
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22467

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