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    Electric Vehicle Range Extenders: Leaving Piston Engines Behind        

    By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

    This article shares some of the research in the new IDTechEx report, "Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2013-2023" (www.IDTechEx.com/range) which covers all such vehicles, on land, on/under water and airborne. Hybrid versions of electric vehicles are the successful part of the electric car business, outselling pure electric versions by at least six to one. Hybrids are soon to be a major part of the electric aircraft and boat businesses and in the form of off-road vehicles; notably now outdoor forklifts but also mining and agricultural vehicles.