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Analysis of the GPF Market for Passenger Cars in Europe and North America

Analysis of the GPF Market for Passenger Cars in Europe and North America

Executive Summary—Key

Findings Around 􂀀– % penetration of Gasoline Particulate Filters (GPFs) in the Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) portfolio by 2020.

Gasoline Particulate Filter Market: Key Takeaways, Europe and North America, 2014

Current emission regulations, globally, do not warrant a GPF at least until 2017 when Euro 6(c) will be implemented. However, some OEMs will start integrating GPFs into their GDI vehicles even before 2017. Daimler is leading the way in GPF adoption with its 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-500 being the first passenger car to be equipped with a GPF.

Western Europe will lead in the adoption of GPF, accounting for 􂀀-􂀀% of the total GPF installation by 2020. This is primarily due to the 6x1011 particles/km regulation which will be brought into effect by Euro 6(c) norms in 2017. Prospective implementation of a 1mg/mile particulate emission regulation by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA), closer to 2020 will increase the uptake in North America to about 􂀀– % of the total volume. Volumes in Eastern Europe will remain very limited and will account for less than 􂀀% of total GPF installations.

The Volkswagen group is expected to lead in terms of volumes, accounting for about 􂀀– % of the total volumes, followed by its German peers, Daimler and BMW, each accounting for 􂀀– %. American OEMs, Ford and GM, will account for 􂀀– % and 􂀀– % of the total GPF volume, respectively.

About this report

World over, regulations have been governing particulate emissions from diesel engines for some time now. Post 2015, there will emphasis on emission reduction from gasoline engines as well because of the increased uptake of the Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology by all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Europe leads the way in particulate emission control. Euro 6 is the first standard to impose a particulate number regulation on GDI engines. From 2017, all vehicles should emit less than 6x10 raised to 11 particles/km. To achieve this, some vehicles will require an exhaust after-treatment system such as a Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF). This study provides an in-depth analysis of the GPF market in Europe and North America.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Key Findings
    • Executive Summary-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Executive Summary-Top Level Strategic Fact Sheet/Market Snapshot
    • Executive Summary-GPF Market Unit Production Scenario Analysis
    • Executive Summary-Market Unit Shipment Production Forecast
    • Global Schedule for Implementation of Emission Regulations
    • Roadmap of Key Gasoline Technologies for Euro Emission Compliance
    • OEM Analysis Snapshot of GDI and GPF adoption strategies
    • Key Findings and Future Outlook
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
    • Key OEMs or Participant Groups Compared in this Study
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Product/System Definition and Segmentation
    • GPFs-Possible Arrangements
    • Technology Details-Comparison of Free-flow and Wall-flow GPFs
    • Vehicle Segmentation
  • Market Overview
    • Key Facts About the GPF Market in Europe and North America
    • Global Hot Spots-GPF Volume Snapshot
    • Particulate Matter Regulation Compliance for Various Technologies
    • Particulate Matter Regulation Strategies
    • Gasoline Emission Reduction Technologies-OEM Analysis Snapshot
    • Gasoline Powertrain-Path to Regulation Compliance
    • OEM Strategies for Emission Reduction in Gasoline Passenger Vehicles
    • Gasoline Fuel Injection Technology Roadmap
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Impact of Mega Trends on the Auto Industry
  • Drivers and Restraints-GPF Market
    • Industry Challenges
    • Drivers-Impact and Duration
    • Drivers Explained
    • Restraints-Impact and Duration
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Gasoline Particulate Filter Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Gasoline Particulate Filter Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe and North America, 2014
    • GPF Market Unit Production Scenario Analysis
    • Forecast Scenarios Assumptions to 2020
    • Europe and North America-Unit GPF Production Forecast by Region
    • Europe and North America-GPF Penetration Forecast by OEM
    • Europe and North America-GPF Unit Production Forecast by Segment
    • Europe and North America-Unit Production Forecast Discussion
  • OEM Profiles
    • Vehicle Manufacturer Analysis Snapshot of GDI and GPF Adoption
    • GPF: Product Roadmap-Europe and North America
    • BMW Group-GDI and GPF Outlook
    • Daimler Group-GDI and GPF Outlook
    • Volkswagen Group-GDI and GPF Outlook
    • Ford Group-GDI and GPF Outlook
    • GM Group-GDI and GPF Outlook
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word-Three Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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