Market Research Report
Market Data - Electric Trucks and Buses - Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks and Buses with Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Battery Electric and Fuel Cell Powertrains: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
|Published by||Navigant Research||Product code||750037|
|Published||Content info||39 Pages; 50 Tables, Charts & Figures
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|Market Data - Electric Trucks and Buses - Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks and Buses with Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Battery Electric and Fuel Cell Powertrains: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts|
|Published: November 27, 2018||Content info: 39 Pages; 50 Tables, Charts & Figures||
The market for electric trucks and buses is still young, but rapid developments in the industry and increasing market interest are setting a strong foundation for electrification to become the new norm. Navigant Research anticipates that global sales of electric drive medium and heavy duty vehicles (eMHDVs) will increase by 9% through 2030. However, if the forecasts exclude the results of China's already aggressive push to electrify its bus market, which is the largest in the world, the growth rate is higher. Sales of eMHDVs in the rest of the world (excluding China) are expected to increase by nearly 17%.
There are challenges to the electrification of this market, particularly the heavy duty (HD) truck market. The current battery capacity for HD trucks falls short of the requirements for long-haul trucking applications, which prevents the use of electric trucks outside of fixed regional routes. Liquid natural gas (LNG) is the only other alternative fuel option for HD trucks as OEMs try to meet higher carbon emissions standards. Other technologies are poised to disrupt the eMHDV market by improving vehicle efficiency without changing the powertrain or fuel. Freight matching services could improve efficiency by reducing the occurrence of less than full loads. Incorporating platooning technologies could also increase a fleet's fuel efficiency.
This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for electric drive trucks and buses, with a focus on four powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including opportunities, implementation challenges, and prominent market factors, associated with eMHDVs. Global market forecasts for vehicle populations and sales, segmented by powertrain, powertrain-fuel configuration, vehicle type, region, and scenario, extend through 2030. The report also examines the major technologies surrounding the vehicle electrification landscape, including alternative fuels, as well as the key market participants.