ChargePoint, DBT Score Highest in New Pike Research Assessment of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Companies

  ChargePoint, DBT Score Highest in New Pike Research Assessment of Electric
  Vehicle Supply Equipment Companies

Business Wire

BOULDER, Colo. -- January 7, 2013

The electric vehicle charging equipment market is experiencing rapid growth,
along with the growing pains that can be expected with any new market. Driven
by the full commercialization of the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market
over the last 18 months, the charging equipment market (more commonly known as
the electric vehicle supply equipment, or EVSE, market) has also reached a new
stage of maturity. According to a new Pike Pulse report published by Pike
Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, ChargePoint (formerly Coulomb
Technologies) and DBT currently lead the market with high marks for both
strategy and execution.

“There has been an influx of new players into the EVSE space, indicating the
promise that many companies see in the market,” says senior research analyst
Lisa Jerram. “This sector is still very young, however, and a large number of
players are competing for a relatively small total market. At this stage, it
is not surprising that most of the vendors listed in this Pike Pulse are still
ranked as Contenders.”

Both ChargePoint and DBT are ranked as Leaders because they have secured a
significant level of market share, operate in a range of critical geographic
markets (giving them the opportunity to become truly global leaders), offer a
wide range of feature-rich EVSE products, and demonstrate a focus on competing
successfully in the next phase of the EVSE market. The Contenders category
includes many large conglomerates that have entered the EVSE space to
complement their existing businesses, including Eaton, Efacec, General
Electric, Leviton, Schneider Electric, and Siemens. At the same time, a group
of smaller, more focused companies, including ECOtality and ClipperCreek, have
captured higher market share than the major industrial players, but they will
need additional resources to effectively compete if the EVSE market continues
its slow growth pattern.

The “Pike Pulse Report: Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment” evaluates 14 of
the leading manufacturers of EVSE. Using Pike Research’s proprietary Pike
Pulse methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of
providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these
companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the emerging EVSE marketplace.
An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Pike
Research website.

About Pike Research

Pike Research, which joined Navigant’s global Energy Practice on July 1, 2012,
provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s
research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary
research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to
provide a comprehensive view of the Smart Energy, Smart Utilities, Smart
Transportation, Smart Industry, and Smart Buildings sectors. Additional
information about Pike Research can be found at

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated
to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical
business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with
clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and
Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with
business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial
Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most
critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at

* The information contained in this press release concerning the “Pike Pulse
Report: Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment,” is a summary and reflects Pike
Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis.
Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual
results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or
the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of
the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used
to create the report. Neither Pike Research nor Navigant undertakes any
obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or
the report.


Pike Research
Richard Martin, +1-303-997-7609
Laverne Murach, +1-202-481-7336
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