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Format: 2017-01-20
Format: 2017-01-20
December 28, 2016 | 48 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11292

Overview of the global flex-fuel engine market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global flex-fuel engine market to grow at a CAGR of more than 3% between 2016 and 2020. End users are increasingly opting for vehicles that are more fuel-efficient. Such requirements have prompted several vendors to come up with the electrification of critical mechanical components to improve the performance of the engines of the vehicles. Flexible fuel vehicles are designed to run on gasoline or gasoline-ethanol blends of up to 85% ethanol (E85). The use of ethanol in flex-fuel engines as a fuel choice is playing a crucial role in curbing GHG emission. The key feature of flex-fuel vehicles is their capability to function with a mixture of fuels such as gasoline and ethanol. Some of the major factors leading to the growing penetration of flex-fuel engines are a rise in the number of flex-fuel stations, an increase in the volume of the number of flex-fuel vehicles by automakers, and the growing competition from other alternative fuel engines such as electric vehicles, biodiesels, and fuel cells.

One of the latest trends gaining traction in the market is the growing penetration of E85 vehicles in luxury brands such as Audi and Mercedes. Audi A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI Flex is the first Audi model car equipped with a flex-fuel engine, which can also operate on gasoline, ethanol, as well as both the fuels simultaneously. Similarly, Mercedes is also developing C180 model equipped with flex-fuel engines, which has a 1.6L turbo petrol engine and is likely to come up with 158 hp. The entry of such luxury brands as Mercedes-Benz and Audi in flex-fuel vehicles market will augment the overall growth of flex-fuel engine market during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global flex-fuel engine market comprises several prominent vendors such as Ford, Volkswagen,


December 28, 2016 | 56 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11289

Overview of the global marine outboard engines market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global marine outboard engines market to grow moderately during the forecast period, registering a CAGR of over 4%. The market for outboard engines is largely dependent on the sales of the power boats, where the procurement of a boat primarily depends on per capita penetration. With the strong revival of the US and European markets, there have been rapid innovations in boats, terms of versatility and usage and which can appeal to a variety of consumers based on their interests and budgets. Also, the rising popularity of boat shows is another major contributor to the global market. Wakeboard and ski boats, aluminum fishing boats, personal watercraft, fiberglass runabouts, and pontoon boats account for the majority of the powerboat sales, especially in the US market. Also, the growing trend towards recreational boating and increase in preference for personal watercrafts will further contribute to the growth of the marine outboard engines market by 2020.

Owing to the high costs of new boats, several young consumers are opting for pre-owned boats in the US. These powerboats have a lifespan of over 10-12 years and second owners usually go for an engine upgrade as per the new emissions standards or to increase the aesthetic appearance of their boats. Such advancements are likely to drive growth in the marine outboard engines market as more consumers will opt for replacement of engines. Also, many OEMs are coming up with advanced automotive technologies, such as two-stroke indirect fuel injection, four-stroke fuel injection, four-stroke throttle body fuel injection, and electronic control modules to augment fuel economy benefits to the consumers.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global marine outboard engines market is extremely competitive with a restricted number of


December 27, 2016 | 55 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11282

Overview of the global automotive differential market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global automotive differential market will grow steadily during the next four years and in terms of units, will post a CAGR of more than 6% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the rise in demand for SUVs and crossovers in several countries around the globe as one of the primary growth factors for the automobile differential market. The increased preference for comfortable rides over long distances and the availability of extra boot space has resulted in a significant rise in demand for crossovers and SUVs in the US. Additionally, the decreasing interest rates for car loans that enabled people to purchase expensive vehicles also led to the rise in sales of SUVs in the country. One of the major automotive companies Toyota, has already planned to shift its production to Mexico to meet the demand from Canada and the US and another major automaker General Motors has planned to launch more SUVs and crossovers in the US in the coming years. This increase in demand for luxury vehicles will increase the adoption of AWD systems for safer handling, in turn, driving the market’s growth prospects.

The rise in penetration of electronic limited slip differentials (eLSD) will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market in the coming years. The increased focus of automotive OEMs to replace the mechanical parts with compact electrical components for fuel-efficiency will result in the adoption of e-LSD in several mid-segment cars as well.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market consists of several well-established players and small-scale


December 26, 2016 | 53 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11263

Global outlook of the electric vehicle transmission market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global electric vehicle transmission market to grow steadily during the forecast period and post a CAGR of almost 47% by 2020, in terms of units. This industry research report identifies the increased focus on reducing the emission of greenhouse gases to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. It has been observed that almost 26% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in the US is from the automotive industry. To reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, several countries around the globe such as the US, countries in the European Union, and China are focusing on the reduction of carbon emissions by promoting the adoption of electric vehicles, which will in turn, propel the demand for electric vehicle transmission in the coming years.

Since multi-gear transmissions will deliver greater efficiency when compared to single-gear transmissions during suburban driving and in highways, drivetrain manufacturers will start focusing on the development of multi-gear transmissions. These transmissions will offer several benefits such as increased vehicle range in terms of distance traveled in one charge and reduced battery pack sizes and also improves the low-speed pull away and high-speed driving.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of a very few vendors. One of the major manufacturers GKN, designs and manufactures systems and components for various industries. The company has a good product portfolio and a strong presence in several geographical regions. The company operates through five major business segments such as Driveline


December 26, 2016 | 69 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11254

Overview of the global diesel locomotive engines market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global diesel locomotive engines market will grow steadily during the next four years and in terms of units, will post a CAGR of almost 3% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the augmented costs for cost of rail electrification as one of the primary growth factors for this market. The electrification of rails involves high costs. For instance, the electrification of the Great Western mainline in Britain exceeded almost three times the estimated value to almost USD 4 billion. Additionally, it also arises environmental concerns regarding leveling the natural abode for the construction of electric overhead lines. Such factors will consequently result in increasing the demand for diesel engines from the locomotive sector, propelling market growth.

The development of hydrogen-powered locomotive engines is one of the major factors that will gain traction in this market in the coming years. The hydrogen fuel in the roof will produce electricity by mixing hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity and will emit only condensed water and steam as by-products. This also eliminates the need for overhead cables, making these trains environment-friendly. One of the locomotive engine manufacturers Alstom, has already launched Coradia iLint, a hydrogen cell powered passenger train in Germany in 2016. The train can reach speeds up to 90 mph and has an approximate range of about 500 miles before refueling.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of a limited number of well-established vendors and is dominated by major players such as General Electric (GE), Caterpillar, and China CNR. Due to the


December 22, 2016 | 56 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11230

Overview of the global transmission oil pump market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global transmission oil pump market to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% between 2016 and 2020. At present, most automotive OEMs are moving toward automatic transmission technology due to the growing demand from emerging countries like China, Brazil, and India. With the significant rise in traffic congestion in developed and developing countries, people prefer automatic transmissions instead of manual transmissions for the convenience of driving in heavy traffic. Moreover, inexperienced drivers are also opting for automatic cars as there are license regulations for manual cars in regions such as Japan. The driving license regulation for manual cars is strict as the driving test is more difficult and requires an accuracy rate of over 97% to pass at one shot, which makes people prefer electric cars.

The shifting trend towards vehicle electrification has led to the introduction of several electric transmission pumps in the market. Electric oil pumps are driven by an electric motor, which is connected to a battery and offers variable shifting and control strategies. Almost all the newly developed high-speed transmissions are making use of electric transmission oil pumps such as Mercedes 9G Tronic and latest Volkswagen 10-Speed DSG. Also, the majority of the upcoming high-speed transmissions are anticipated to be equipped with electric transmission oil pumps in the coming years, which, in turn, will compel manufacturers to focus more on vehicle electrification.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global transmission oil pump market is very competitive with a limited number of well-established vendors. The global vendors dominate the market and are constantly focusing on extending their customer base and increasing their investments in


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