Special Report on 48V Technology In the Global Auto Industry

  • ID: 4337674
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 75 Pages
  • WardsAuto
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There is Little Question the Leap to 48V Can be Achieved, Especially Since Key Regulatory Drivers are in Place to Compel the Industry to Make the Switch

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Audi
  • Daimler
  • Ford
  • Hyundai/Kia
  • Mercedes
  • Porsche
  • MORE

With ever-tightening regulations to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy levels, global automakers and their suppliers have turned their attention to a range of technologies including the electrification of powertrains. Now the focus is on 48V mild hybrids, a more affordable alternative, though giving less bang for the buck in reducing emissions and improving fuel economy.

This report will provide you with a better understanding of the system technologies, the value equation in terms of cost and benefit, current activities by OEMs and suppliers, obstacles and opportunities, and forecasts.

Overview:

Against the backdrop of ever-tightening regulations to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and improve fueleconomy, global automakers and suppliers have turned their attention to a range of technologies, including the electrification of powertrains. Toyota introduced the Prius, the world’s first gas-electric hybrid in 1997. Thirteen years later, in 2010, Nissan launched the Leaf electric car employing a lithium-ion battery. In between, automakers tinkered with various combinations of partially electric-powered cars including plug-in hybrids. The Chevrolet Volt went on sale in December 2010, the same month as Nissan’s all-electric Leaf.

Yet, as the industry strives to meet more stringent fuel-economy and emissions targets, hybrids and fully electric vehicles have struggled to gain a foothold in the market, while the cost of building those vehicles has remains high. OEMs are looking for other, less expensive and less disruptive ways to hit fuel economy and emissions targets.

In this context, 48V mild-hybrids have captured the spotlight, presenting a form of partial eletrification that is more affordable than full hybrids or fully eletric vehicles, and offers many of the benefits associated with powertrain eletrification.

In a March 2016 report, Senior Editor James Amend wrote: “There is little question the leap to 48V can be achieved, especially since key regulatory drivers are in place to compel the industry to make the switch. Whether the economics will make sense for individual automakers is unclear.” This report sets out to provide an understanding of 48V systems, the costs and benefits associated with thier applications, and current activities of OEMs and key suppliers to bring the technology to market. The report also provides industry insights, findings from a survey of industry insiders, and the market forecast for 48V adoption through the middle of the next decade."

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Audi
  • Daimler
  • Ford
  • Hyundai/Kia
  • Mercedes
  • Porsche
  • MORE

1. Background

  • Why 48V? And Why Now?
  • Regulations Drive Change
  • Cost-Benefit And Added Value

2. Technology

3. Current OEM Strategies

  • VW/Audi
  • BMW
  • FCA
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Hyundai/Kia
  • Jaguar/Land Rover
  • Mercedes
  • Volvo

4. Current Supplier Strategies

  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Controlled Power Technologies and Ricardo
  • Delphi
  • FEV
  • Hella
  • Johnson Controls Power Systems
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Schaeffler Group
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Valeo

5. Market Outlook

6. Survey Results

  • Market Forecast

7. Industry and Government Perspectives

  • SAE World Congress - Thoughts and opinions from 6 key industry executives
  • Interview with David Howell - Manager, Energy Storage Research and Development, U.S. Department of Energy

8. Conclusions

  • Election Analysis

9. Appendix

  • Interview Participants
  • Technical Papers
  • Tables, Charts & Schematics
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  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Controlled Power Technologies and Ricardo
  • Daimler
  • Delphi
  • FCA
  • FEV
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Hella
  • Honda
  • Hyundai/Kia
  • Jaguar/Land Rover
  • Johnson Controls Power Systems
  • Kia
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Nissan
  • Porsche
  • Schaeffler Group
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Tesla
  • Toyota
  • Valeo
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • VW/Audi
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