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Strategic Analysis of the Global 48v Power-net Market

  • ID: 3984693
  • Report
  • November 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 88 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
At an Estimated Spending of €60 to €80 per Gram per KM of CO2 Reduction, 48v offers the Best Possible Means for Adhering to 2020 and 2025 Norms


  • Audi
  • Continental
  • Delphi
  • Ford
  • Hyundai
  • Renault-Nissan
  • MORE

OEMs are looking for various means to reduce the CO2 emissions required for 2020 and 2025. The 12v power-net can no longer sustain the electrical load that present day top-end vehicles use.

Any new addition to the electrical load will require an increase of the power-net capacity. Therefore, OEMs are considering migrating to a 48v power-net, thereby using 2 voltages.

The 48v power-net also manages to reduce vehicle weight, thereby reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Heavy-duty functions are expected to port to the new 48v power-net.

The objectives of this study are:

  • Provide a strategic overview of the 48v market which includes need for 48v and market overview for 48v
  • Provide 48v market size and forecasts in key regions from 2015 to 2025
  • Provide key challenges to be overcome before the launch of 48v power-net
  • Analyse best-case practices within the 48v market

The study will answer several key questions:

  • Which of present day chassis, powertrain, and comfort applications would be incorporated as first-wave and second-wave technologies for 48v?
  • Is 48v a better cost-efficient system compared to PHEVs to realize 2020 and 2025 emission and fuel consumption norms?
  • Despite being the largest EV market, will China be a major region in Asia for the 48v system because of stringent fuel consumption norms for 2020 and beyond?
  • Will 48v see any takers from the American, Japanese, or Korean OEMs that themselves need to adhere to the upcoming stringent emission and fuel consumption norms in different parts of the world?
  • Which Tier-I suppliers have a better product portfolio to enable migration to 48v and the interest levels from Tier-II suppliers?

This study investigates the current and future market for 48v power-net in the passenger vehicle market including adoption challenges.

The study period is 2015 to 2025, while the forecast period is 2015 to 2025.

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  • Audi
  • Continental
  • Delphi
  • Ford
  • Hyundai
  • Renault-Nissan
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings-48v Power-net Market Overview
  • Current and Future Outlook-48v Power-net Market
  • Current and Future Outlook for 48v
  • 2025 Global 48v Adoption Forecast
  • Supplier Benchmarking
2. Research Scope, Objectives, Methodology, and Background
  • Research Scope
  • Research Aims and Objectives
  • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Research Background
  • Research Methodology
  • Key Participant Groups Compared in this Study   
3. Definitions and Segmentation
  • Product Segmentation
  • Product Definition
  • System Segmentation
  • Definitions of Voltage Architectures for Passenger Vehicles
  • Prerequisites to the 48v System
  • Vehicle Segmentation   
4. Need for 48v
  • Need for 48v-Emission Regulations
  • Need for 48v-Impact of Automated Driving on E/E Architecture
  • Need for 48v-Parasitic Loses
  • Case Study-On the Go Start-Stop Case Study
  • Case Study-Intelligent Mild Hybrid System   
5. Market & Technology Overview
  • Global Vehicle Electrification Trend
  • Overview of the Current Electrical and Electronic Ecosystem
  • Technology Roadmap
  • Top-level Cost Benefit Analysis of First & Second-wave Technologies   
6. Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Cost Benefit Analysis of ICE vs. 48v vs. PHEV Powertrain
  • Comparative Analysis of EoL Characteristics of 12v vs. 48v vs. PHEV
  • Comparative Benchmarking of 48v System and xEVs   
7. Drivers and Restraints
  • Market Drivers
  • Drivers Explained
  • Market Restraints
  • Restraints Explained   
8. Regional Market Forecasts
  • Europe-Unit Shipment Forecast Scenario Analysis
  • Unit Shipment Forecast by OEMs
  • North America-Unit Shipment Forecast Scenario Analysis
  • Unit Shipment Forecast by OEMs
  • China-Unit Shipment Forecast Scenario Analysis
  • Unit Shipment Forecast by OEMs
  • South Korea-Unit Shipment Forecast Scenario Analysis
  • Unit Shipment Forecast by OEMs   
9. Analysis on OEM Brand Positioning and Strategy
  • OEM in Focus-Audi
  • OEM in Focus-Daimler
  • OEM in Focus-Ford
  • OEM in Focus-FCA
  • OEM in Focus-General Motors
  • OEM in Focus-Hyundai
  • OEM in Focus-Renault-Nissan
  • OEM in Focus-Volkswagen
  • 48v Mild Hybrid Launch Roadmap
  • Analysis by OEM Brand Positioning & Strategy for 48v   
10. Analysis on Supplier Brand Positioning and Strategy
  • Supplier Profile-Bosch
  • Supplier Profile-Continental
  • Supplier Profile-Delphi
  • Supplier Profile-Hyundai Mobis
  • Supplier Profile-Schaeffler
  • Supplier Profile-Valeo
  • Supplier Benchmarking
  • Snapshot of Tier-II Supplier Outlook on Technological Developments   
11. Industry-wide Best Practices
  • Audi-Case Study: Electromechanical Active Roll Stabilization (eAWS)
  • Bosch-Case Study: 48v e-Kart
  • Continental and Schaeffler-Case Study: Gasoline Technology Car II
  • FCA-Case Study: e-booster Application   
12. Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Legal Disclaimer   
13. Appendix
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
  • Learn More-Next Steps
  • Methodology
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  • Audi
  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Daimler
  • Delphi
  • FCA
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Hyundai
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • Renault-Nissan
  • Schaeffler
  • Valeo
  • Volkswagen
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