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.
24 Dec 2021  |  North America
Competitive Intensity to Grow With Efforts to Improve Power Density and Efficiency
The primary focus of the global powertrain industry is to drive down emissions and improve fuel economy, irrespective of powertrain type. While improvements to IC engines are ongoing, vehicle electrification is the end target and on the rise. Each region has different powertrain priorities for lowering emissions and electrification, such as mild-hy...
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16 Dec 2021  |  North America
Reduction on Modules Directly Results in Price Reduction by 25 to 30%
Leading battery manufacturers (e.g., BYD, CATL, and LG Chem) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) (e.g.,BYD, Daimler, and VW) are now looking at next-generation battery technology that focuses on module-less battery pack technology, which integrates cells directly into the pack without having to package it into modules. In the module-les...
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16 Nov 2021  |  North America
Charging Infrastructure is Witnessing Transformational Growth Driven by Rapid EV Penetration
In 2020 the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) accelerated across the world, particularly in Europe and the US. This growth was driven by heavy incentivization to promote EV sales and boost the overall automotive market. Global EV penetration in 2020 was 4.8%. In Europe it was 9.7%, and in the US, it was 2.3%. This rapid growth has sustained into ...
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20 Oct 2021  |  Asia Pacific
The Transformative Mega Trends Driving Energy-efficient and Electrification Technologies in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand
Major Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries rely on internal combustion engine (ICE) passenger vehicles. National incomes and infrastructure development also drive motorcycles’ popularity. Hybrid and electric vehicle penetration only accounted for 0.3%, 1.3%, and 9%, respectively, in the total new passenger vehicle sales in Indo...
07 Sep 2021  |  Global
Hydrogen Economy is Fast Becoming a Transformative Mega Trend, with Policies Across the Globe Offering Growth Potential for Technology and Consumption of Renewable Energy and Low-carbon Hydrogen
The Paris Accord of 2015 is a major landmark for global climate action and move toward a zero-carbon society. Understandably, this has led to a vast interest in renewable power across the globe. However, this alone is not enough to decarbonize the global community. Hydrogen is fast becoming a key component in the transition from a petroleum econ...
19 Aug 2021  |  Asia Pacific
Theme 0: Steps Needed for Electrification to Take off in South East Asia—Voice of Industry Thought Leaders
Intelligent Mobility Event, Japan, 2021
COVID-19s impact on the electric vehicles (EVs) market has been limited since EV development has been incorporated into every leading OEMs long-term growth strategy. The main challenges to mass EV adoption relate to battery costs, battery chemistries, charging times, and charging infrastructure. These are being addressed by stakeholders across the ...
16 Aug 2021  |  Asia Pacific
Technology Strategy of South Korea will Transform it into a Leader with Global Influence
Automotive industry is rapidly evolving in terms of technology as well as tackling environmental issues. Electric vehicles (EVs) have been introduced as a clean energy initiative due to low or zero emissions and have come a long way to become an integral part of OEMsâ€™ business strategies. Automakers are creating separate EV business units to...
20 Jul 2021  |  North America
Global EV Penetration will Increase from 4.5% in 2020 to 6.1% in 2021
In 2020, 3.2 million units were sold, of which 69.4% were Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and 30.3% were Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). Europe emerged as a market leader with 43.3% market share for the first time in the history, overtaking China with 41.0%. Global EV penetration increased from 3.4% to 4.5% in 2020. Europe also recorded ...
24 Jun 2021  |  North America
Powertrain Electrification Offers Future Growth Potential through mHEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs, While Diesel Powertrains are Fast Fading From Organizationsâ€™ Technology Strategy
The global powertrain industry continues to be dominated by internal combustion engines (ICE), specifically, gasoline engines, while diesel engineâ€™s share has been falling since the dieselgate scandal. While the share of IC engines operating on alternate fuels has remained constant, vehicle electrification is on the rise. Irrespective of ...
03 Jun 2021  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa
Battery Swapping, Emerging New Business Models, and Growing Charging Infrastructure are Expected to Drive Electric Vehicles in India
Battery Swapping, Emerging New Business Models & Growing Charging Infrastructure are expected to drive the Electric Vehicle Industry in India Automotive industry is rapidly evolving in terms of technology as well as tackling environmental issues. Electric vehicles have been introduced as a clean energy initiative, as they have low or zero emissions...