Automotive Manufacturing

Format: 2017-02-19
Format: 2017-02-19
February 17, 2017 | 91 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11146

Overview of the global automotive biofuels market

According to Technavio’s analyst, the global automotive biofuels market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of more than 8% during the forecast period. The increasing number of initiatives taken by various governments across the globe will drive the growth prospects for the global automotive biofuels market until the end of 2021. Also, promoting the use of ethanol vehicles and mandating the use of ethanol in automotive fuel will drive the growth rate of the automotive biofuels market. Moreover, some of the economies are increasingly adopting regulations that use 10% of energy from renewable fuels in the transportation sector and curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation fuel by 6%. Furthermore, in the US, ethanol has been considered as an appropriate solution to reduce gasoline consumption, which, in turn, reduces the dependence on petrol imports.

The research and developmental activities on third-generation biofuel will drive the growth prospects for the global automotive biofuels market for the next four years. For instance, algae fuel is likely to be considered as a suitable emerging source of fuel in the coming years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global automotive biofuels market is highly competitive and diversified due to the presence of a large number of regional and international vendors across the globe. It has been observed that several vendors are increasingly focusing on


February 13, 2017 | 74 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11945

Overview of the global high-performance electric vehicle (HPEV) market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global high-performance electric vehicle (HPEV) market to grow steadily at a CAGR of almost 38% by 2021. One of the key factors responsible for the growth of this market is the stringent regulations on emissions and fuel efficiency. The development and adoption of green vehicles are considered as major solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in the atmosphere to an acceptable level. These vehicles run on alternative sources of energy such as only electricity, hybrid energy, and other power sources such as solar, wind energy, or biofuels. In an attempt to control global warming, countries around the world are coming up with stringent emission norms to curb the levels of GHG emissions from vehicles. For instance, the European Union regulations, known as Euro norms, have set emission standards and fuel consumption levels that new vehicles being launched must meet. Currently, the Euro 6 norms that are effective have been in place since 2014. Such norms by governments across the globe have made it is compulsory for automakers to comply with this stringent emission and fuel consumption regulations, automakers are compelled to develop zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) or nearly zero emission vehicles, this, in turn, will propel the growth of the HPEV market during the forecast period.

One of the latest trends gaining traction in this market is the development of fuel cell vehicle (FCV) technology for range extension in HPEVs. Instead of an engine, this variant uses a fuel cell to extend the range of battery by charging through an electric vehicle motor.


February 10, 2017 | 66 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11119

Overview of the e-bike market

Technavio’s market research analyst have predicted that the global e-bike market will witness steady growth and will post a moderate CAGR of close to 6% during the forecast period. Governments of several countries around the world have passed laws that encourage the adoption of green technologies such as electric buses and e-bikes. For example, China’s government has adopted a law to support e-bike users and manufacturers. E-bikes are very effective in reducing the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. It also helps in reducing noise pollution and other types of environmental pollution. Moreover, the government in China has stopped issuing licenses for pedal assisted bicycles that produced harmful emissions, which will further contribute to this market’s growth over the coming years.

One of the recent trends gaining traction in the market is the implementation of battery management systems in e-bikes. A battery management system consists of parallel cells and modules. Such a system helps increase power production and raise the speed of e-bikes with minimal battery recharging. Moreover, battery management systems also help reduce the overall weight of e-bikes and increases the lifecycle of battery, which will lead to their augmented adoption until the end of 2021.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global e-bike market is characterized by the presence of well-diversified international and regional vendors. However, as the global vendors are increasing their footprint in the market, the regional vendors are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with them, especially in terms of


February 08, 2017 | 70 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11887

Overview of the global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market

The global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market is anticipated to grow rapidly and will post a CAGR of more than 82% during the forecast period. The development of infrastructure to produce hydrogen will drive the growth prospects for the global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market until the end of 2021. Some of the major factors responsible for the growing use of fuel cells in fuel cell electric vehicles is the rising number of hydrogen infrastructures across the globe. Also, an increasing number of funding commitments for the commercialization and development of refueling infrastructure is resulting in the growth of hydrogen infrastructure. For instance, the state of California in the US committed funds for developing 100 hydrogen refueling stations to meet its target of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2025.

The reduction in fuel cell prices will drive the growth prospects for the global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market during the forecasted period. The fuel manufacturing companies are increasingly adopting new methodologies to reduce the price of the fuel cell. For instance, the US is increasingly investing in research and developmental activities to reduce the quantity of platinum in the fuel by using an alternative catalyst.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market is highly competitive and diversified due to the presence of a large number of regional and international vendors across the globe. These vendors are increasingly focusing on offering their customers with new energy vehicles to expand their market share.

Key vendors in this market are -


January 31, 2017 | 75 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11780

Overview of the global semi-automatic motorcycles market

The global semi-automatic motorcycles market is anticipated to grow rapidly and post a CAGR of more than 21% during the forecast period. The growing trend for long distance traveling accelerates the demand for semi-automatic motorcycles in the touring segment, which will drive the growth prospects for the global semi-automatic motorcycles market until the end of 2021. Also, since semi-automatic transmission is becoming a standard fitment in the touring segment motorcycles, the adoption of semi-automatic transmission in the touring motorcycles is increasing. For instance, Honda is continuously incorporating DCT technology in various motorcycle models. One of the major factors responsible for the growing demand for heavyweight motorcycles by the consumers is the comfort and safety provided during long distance traveling.

The development of hybrid motorcycles with semi-automatic transmission will drive the growth prospects for the global semi-automatic motorcycles market in the forthcoming years. A hybrid motorcycle uses semi-automatic transmission, which comprises of hybrid powertrain consisting inline-four ICE and an electric motor. Some of the major benefits of this development include less emission and increased fuel efficiency.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global semi-automatic motorcycles market is highly competitive and diversified due to the presence of a large number of regional and international vendors across the globe. These vendors are increasingly focusing on developing innovative and compact semi-automatic transmission systems to enhance their product portfolio.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • Honda
  • BMW Motorrad
  • Yamaha Motor Company
  • Ducati

January 27, 2017 | 68 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11745

Overview of the global automotive active seat belt system market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global automotive active seat belt system market will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of almost 13% by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the introduction of regulations that demand the usage of active safety systems as one of the primary growth factors for this market. To reduce the number of collisions and improving the overall vehicle safety, governments around the world are increasingly focusing on implementing regulations that demand the development and incorporation of safety systems integrated with sensor systems and cameras in automobile. This will increase the demand for active seat belt systems, fueling market growth in the coming years.

With the increasing concerns towards automotive safety among consumers and the growing awareness towards the need for enhanced safety features, the coming years will witness an increase in the adoption of automotive seat belt systems in the low-cost and compact vehicles as well, boosting market growth.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of a considerable number of vendors and is competitive. Vendors in the market are constantly working towards expanding their product portfolio in active and passive safety systems and are also increasing their R&D investments to develop new concepts and products such as alternate technologies and sensors for seat belt pre-tensioners, which will help them remain competitive and improve revenue shares.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Autoliv
  • Continental
  • ZF TRW

The other prominent vendors in the market are Bosch, DENSO, Far Europe, HYUNDAI MOBIS, Iron Force Industrial, ITW Safety, Key Safety


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