Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups in the automotive industry. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. So, let’s take a look at promising Electric Vehicle solutions.
Heat Map displays 5 Top Electric Vehicle Startups
For our 5 picks of Electric Vehicle startups in automotive, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 impactful examples out of 1.500 highly relevant solutions in the automotive industry. Depending on your specific needs, your top 5 picks might look entirely different.
Enevate – Lithium-Ion Battery
Reliable power supply and a sufficient amount of charging stations are concepts that are challenging players in the electric vehicle industry. With high energy density, low self-discharge rate, low maintenance requirements/needs, lithium-ion batteries bring a variety of benefits to the industry. Enevate, a US-based lithium-ion battery company, uses silicon-dominant anodes instead of graphite. The startup thereby enables ultrafast charging for electric vehicles, as well as ultra-high energy density and plug-and-play compatibility with smartphones.
ZPN Energy – Energy Storage
When it comes to charging, the storage of energy is still a major challenge. UK-based ZPN Energy develops a charging solution, where instead of battery-to-battery refueling, they are accessing a reservoir of energy. The energy gained in that way enables ultra-fast charging through their patented “power boost” technology.
Spark Horizon – Charging Infrastructure
Apart from electric vehicles’ charging speed, the accessibility of efficient charging stations also influences the number of electric cars on the roads. Spark Horizon, a French startup, develops EV charging networks across Europe to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. The startup creates a reliable infrastructure for e-vehicles by combining free electricity with Artificial Intelligence-based (AI) advertising.
Dox – Predictive Analytics
Taking into consideration the powering challenges mentioned above, optimizing electric vehicle scalability factors with the aid of predictive analytics is beneficial for cars traveling long distances. Dox, a US-based company, provides battery-based predictive analytics to fleet operators to optimize the management of their fleet as well as maintenance processes by enhancing battery usage and reducing battery waste.
EkoRent – Car Rental
Among car-sharing platforms, the trend to provide electric cars as their primary vehicles to rent/share/use in the community is becoming evident. One such example is Finish startup EkoRent, a zero-emission electric car rental service.
What About The Other 1.495 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 Electric Vehicle startups showcased above are promising examples out of the 1.500 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.