- How should cities be looking at the e-mobility ecosystem to ensure that transportation is affordable, accessible, and equitable for all residents?
- Where should stakeholders be investing to rebuild their business models for the 2020s and beyond?
- What can be done to make the e-mobility ecosystem more resilient?
- How does a revamped e-mobility ecosystem interact with smart city, connected distributed energy resources, networked buildings, and the neural grid?
Ecosystem Strategy for e-Mobility: Business Model Innovation Beyond the Status Quo
Carriages went horseless more than a century ago, since then, the vehicle industry business model has been consistent: Design, develop, manufacture, and sell vehicles, then move on to the next generation. In a world of ubiquitous connectivity, e-commerce, congestion, and climate change, the business model must change.
Combining evolving travel, work, and residential landscapes with multiple new technologies in e-mobility creates both the opportunity and the need for stakeholders to rethink business models. To both spur the adoption of new technologies and achieve a business benefit, e-mobility companies need to form close partnerships with vendors in adjacent sectors and even make direct investments. Collaborating and investing can help overcome classic chicken-or-egg challenges, such as ensuring adequate charging infrastructure to support widespread EV deployment or securing simple access to connected vehicle data for third-party service providers and municipal planners. Ultimately, partnerships will enable a smoother transition for users and secure funding deployments.
This Guidehouse Insights report looks at the strategic actions and ecosystem benefits of vehicle industry innovation. The report explores the need for charging infrastructure development, easier modality transitions, and ecosystem diversity. In addition, the report provides accelerators and inhibitors of the emerging ecosystem and offers recommendations for market stakeholders.
- Automakers and suppliers
- Transportation infrastructure providers
- Public transit planners
- Local and regional transportation policymakers
- Urban planners
- Mobility service operators
- Connectivity providers
- EV charging infrastructure providers
- Investor community
New Business Models Made Possible by Technology
Building and Selling Vehicles Isn’t Enough
Transitions Must Be Easier
Ecosystem Diversity Is Essential to Resilience
Opportunities in the e-Mobility Ecosystem
Accelerators and Inhibitors to an Emerging Ecosystem
Moving Beyond Selling Vehicles
Charging Needs to Be Widely Accessible & Modal Shifts in Mobility
Adjacent Businesses Must Come Together
Conclusion & Recommendations, Additional Resources, Acronyms, & Contacts
- Accelerators and Inhibitors to an Emerging Ecosystem
- On-Street Plug-in EV Population and Fast Charging by Region, World Markets: 2015-2030