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Coulomb and ECOtality, Biggest Players on the Market

It was only a matter of time until the silent fight between electric vehicle charging solution providers would have come into the spotlight. And now that Pike Research released the ‚ÄúPulse Report: Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment,” the real battle can begin.

Seeing how electric vehicles are here to stay, Pike wanted to find out which of the many charging infrastructure suppliers will be the most successful and, if you like, which will get the biggest market share in this new industry. And the results are pretty much what the entire world expected.

The companies that are currently engaged in the two biggest electrification programs in America, ECOtality and Coulomb, are far ahead of the rest of the pack, and have the biggest chances of remaining there.

According to Pike, Coulomb ranks first because of its technology partnerships, global sales network, and extensive product portfolio. ECOtality comes in second because of its involvement with the federal program known as The EV Project.

The electric vehicle charging equipment market is in its formative stages, and business models are still developing as vendors gain experience with charging station deployments,” says senior analyst John Gartner.

“Pure-play EVSE vendors are taking the early lead, but looming behind them are several companies that announced products in 2010 and will be shipping in volume during 2011. These major players – Siemens, GE, and Eaton, among others – have developed the makings of a good product strategy, but have yet to execute on their extensive global resources and marketing channels.” 
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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