Powertrain Market Research Reports

Increasing pressure on reducing emissions and enhancing fuel economy are amongst key factors that are changing the mobility landscape. It is driving OEMs to look beyond their ecosystem and disrupt traditional chains by adopting altered powertrain strategies, invest in green technologies such as powertrain electrification, mass market conceptual technologies introduce never seen product mix and utilize innovative business models.
Frost & Sullivan analyses opportunities in a chain of sustainable, efficient powertrain technologies as the industry is moving towards novel ways of CO2-neutral mobility for the future.

Frost & Sullivan’s Global Automotive Powertrain and Electric Vehicle program area takes a 360-view of the industry, examining and analyzing product, geographic, technological, and business trends covering the entirety of the market. Key areas that the program explores are:

·    Mega Trends and Emission Regulations driving change in powertrain technology adoption
·    Emission Reduction & Fuel-efficient Gasoline and Diesel Engine Technology trends (downsizing, turbocharging, powertrain lightweighting, direct injection, VVT, SCR, GPF, LNT, cylinder deactivation, GPF, etc)
·    Drivetrain and Transmission Technology trends
·    Trends within electrification of powertrain (48V mild hybrid systems, full hybrids, battery electric cars, plug in electric cars, fuel cell cars)
·    Electric vehicle technology research – Battery, motors, charging infrastructure, etc
·    Issue based research such as emission testing procedures, EV related innovative business model research and so on
·    End consumer attitudes and perception of gasoline, diesel, hybrids, EVs and other powertrain technologies

We work closely with leading automotive OEMs, suppliers and technology firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Our holistic yet substantial research services enable us to stay at the forefront of change in this dynamic market, and enable our clients to achieve the same.

  1. 16 Jul 2018  |  Europe  |  Market Research

    European Consumers’ Attitudes towards Diesel, Hybrid and Electric Cars—Key Findings, 2016

    Customers are Aware and Willing to Consider xEVs as their Next Car Purchase

    This is an end-consumer survey on the attitude and perception towards diesel, hybrid and electric cars. The aim of this study is to understand consumers’ perceptions and attitude towards gasoline, diesel engines, hybrid and electric cars and further analyse their switching behaviour from diesel to hybrid/electric vehicles. About 2,525 end-consume...


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  2. 21 Jun 2018  |  Global  |  Market Research

    Executive Analysis of BMW’s Global Powertrain Strategies, Forecast to 2030

    Fully Electric Cars Could Constitute Up to 23% of Sales; Powertrain Modularity to be the Key to a Sustainable Transition

    This study outlines the powertrain strategies of BMW AG for the next decade. An analysis of advancements in combustion engine technology, transmission technology, hybrid and electric propulsion strategies, and lightweighting approaches has been included in the research. This study gives a comprehensive picture of the kind of transformation the comp...


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  3. 13 Mar 2018  |  North America  |  Market Research

    Global Strategic Analysis of Charging Technologies for Electric Vehicles, Forecast to 2025

    PHEVs to Get DC Fast-charging Features While Ultra-fast DC Charging to Become a Norm in BEVs with Over 0.26 Million DC Fast-charging Stations to be Installed Globally by 2025

    Although battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are being touted as a sustainable alternative transportation solution, hindrance of adoption can be attributed towards range anxiety. This coupled with increasing battery efficiency is driving OEM's to introduce long range EV's. Bigger battery packs owning to long range EV's cannot suffice with...


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  4. 08 Dec 2017  |  North America  |  Market Research

    Future Trends in Luxury Electric Vehicle Market in North America and Europe, 2016–2025

    Evolving Dynamics in the Luxury EV Space will Push OEMs to Look into Innovative Integration of Services and Experience as a Revenue Stream in the Future

    Stringent emission regulations have pushed luxury OEMs to electrify their offerings to adhere to the standards. Although battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are being touted as sustainable alternative transportation solutions, low adoption can be attributed to lack of consumer awareness and common misconceptions about electric range and e...


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  5. 05 Dec 2017  |  North America  |  Market Research

    Strategic Analysis of Global Market for Electric Motors for xEVs, Forecast to 2025

    Magnetless Motor Market Size is Expected to Grow Substantially by 2025 at a CAGR of 38.4%

    This research service focuses on the market sizing and the regional analysis of adopting electric motors for electric/hybrid vehicles. Research Scope (Base year 2016, Study period 2013-2025, Forecast period 2017-2030) Geographical Scope (Europe: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdo...


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  6. 05 Dec 2017  |  North America  |  Market Research

    OEM Strategies for Particulate Matter (PM) Emission Reduction in Direct Injection Gasoline Engines, 2017–2022

    In-cylinder Optimizations With Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF) to Play a Key Role for OEMs to Achieve the Long-term Goal of PM Reduction

    The aim of this study is to research, analyze, and represent the particulate emission control strategies of key global OEMs for powertrain technologies in vehicles with direct injected gasoline engines. The prime objectives of this study are: • Providing a strategic overview of the European and North American powertrain approaches for PM emissio...


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  7. 20 Nov 2017  |  North America  |  Market Research

    Electric Vehicle Retail Strategies and Formats in North America and Europe, 2017

    In-store Digitization and Innovative Store Formats to Transform Dealership Experience, Poised to Enhance Customer Interactions and End-to-end Purchase Process

    Electric vehicles are disrupting the industry with their unique value proposition. This has led various luxury OEMs to focus on expanding their EV product portfolio. Although battery electric vehicles and fuel cells are being touted as a sustainable alternative transportation solution, slow rate of adoption can be attributed toward consumer awarene...


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  8. 16 Nov 2017  |  North America  |  Market Research

    Global Executive Analysis of the Fuel Cell Passenger Car Market, Forecast to 2030

    Fuel Cell Technology Development and Optimisation to be Heavily Driven by Incentives and Investments

    Research Scope: The research focuses on the legislative measures that have been taken by the Government globally to implement and adopt fuel cell vehicles and bring in new business models for private and public sectors to develop the hydrogen fuel stations across the world. Private and public sectors have constantly provided investments and funding...


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  9. 16 Oct 2017  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa  |  Market Research

    Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Market in India

    Fleet business to be more attractive in the long term for manufacturers

    This Industry Docket analyzes developments in the EV/Hybrid vehicle market in India, with a deep dive into government regulations affecting the market. This study also covers the various technological challenges faced by manufactures and how they are planning to overcome those challenges.This docket could be used as a ready reckoner for manufacture...


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  10. 25 Sep 2017  |  North America  |  Market Research

    Global Electric Passenger Car Sales Database, Forecast to 2025

    China to Lead the Electric Vehicle Market

    This study discusses the global electric vehicle (EV) market till 2025. The geographical scope includes North America, Europe, and Asia (China, Japan, and South Korea). EVs are gaining momentum and currently hold less than 1% of the total market share in passenger car segment. However, by 2025, over 10% of the market is likely to be help by EVs wit...


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