Research Reports


Automotive & EV


[Selected Topics] Development Trends in the EV Battery Industry (Presentation)

2023/08/17

Automotive & EV

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1. The Relationship Between EVs and Batteries
2. Battery Types and Competition
3. Layout of Taiwanese Manufacturers in EV Supply Chain
4. TRI’s View

[Selected Topics] Analysis of Overseas Expansions of Chinese Car Brands (Presentation)

2023/06/27

Automotive & EV

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1. Opportunities for Chinese Car Brands to Expand Overseas
2. Chinese Car Brands’ Overseas Expansion Strategies and Challenges That They Are Facing
3. Effects of Chinese Car Brands’ Overseas Expansions on Global Automotive Industry
4. TRI’s View

[Selected Topics] Market for Automotive SiC Components Enjoys Soaring Growth as Evolution of New Energy Vehicles Gains Speed

2023/06/19

Automotive & EV

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The automotive market is witnessing a surge of interest in silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor devices. Presently, SiC power devices still lag behind traditional silicon-based IGBTs in terms of cost and reliability. Nonetheless, nearly all automotive OEMs and tier-1 suppliers have either begun adopting SiC for the components used their electrified vehicle models, or they are developing related products. On the whole, the activities of OEMs and suppliers demonstrate the growing importance of SiC-related technologies within the automotive industry.

In terms of applications, SiC power devices are mainly intended for the main traction inverter, onboard charger, DC/DC converter, and compressor within the HVAC system. In particular, SiC power devices are regarded as critical for the performance of the main

[Selected Topics] Analysis on Development of SiC-MOSFET for NEVs (Presentation)

2023/06/05

Automotive & EV

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1. Introduction to Power Components
2. Current Market Status of SiC-MOSFET for NEVs
3. Development Trends of SiC-MOSFET for NEVs
4. TRI’s View

[Selected Topics] EV Inverter Market Analysis (Presentation)

2023/04/28

Automotive & EV

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1. An Introduction to EV Inverters
2. Current State of the Market
3. Key Focus Areas in EV Inverter Industry
4. TRI's View

[Selected Topics] An In-Depth Dive into Vehicle Subscription Services

2023/04/25

Automotive & EV

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As consumers increasingly accept the notion of replacing ownership rights with usage rights, coupled with a preference for on-demand consumption, vehicle subscription services emerge as a novel transaction model in the automobile industry. Notable for their flexibility and high degree of autonomy, these services free consumers from the ancillary costs associated with vehicle ownership.

Beyond third-party platform providers, automakers too are venturing into subscription services. The aims are diverse—expanding new markets, boosting sales volumes, and transitioning to service-based revenue models. Each automaker offers unique subscription packages, covering insurance and maintenance costs. Yet, the terms vary. Still in its developmental stage, the vehicle subscription model promises room for improvements, including improving differentiation from leasing and simplifying added conditions.

[Selected Topics] The Development of Bidirectional Charging for EVs

2023/03/23

Automotive & EV

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Bidirectional charging is a crucial trend in the evolution of EVs, with three primary application types: Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), Vehicle-to-Home (V2H), and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L). While V2G optimizes grid load balancing and power dispatch, it involves multiple endpoints. This not only necessitates bidirectional charging capability in the vehicles but also requires bidirectional V2G charging equipment, requiring collaboration with aggregator energy service providers and public power grids. Its application scope can be either broad or narrow. In contrast, V2H requires additional infrastructure, while V2L is solely vehicle-dependent, allowing the charging of small appliances via a built-in bidirectional charger (OBC), offering convenience during outdoor activities or work and is the fastest bidirectional charging application to implement.