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Global Automotive Ultracapacitor Market 2016-2020

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Report coverage
      • Table Scope of the report
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Ultracapacitor: Overview
    • Advantages of ultracapacitor
    • Types of ultracapacitors
      • Table Types of ultracapacitors
    • Ultracapacitor market in transportation industry
    • Ultracapacitor in automotive industry
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Value chain analysis of ultracapacitor market in automotive
    • Product lifecycle
      • Table Product lifecycle of application using ultracapacitor 2015
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market segmentation of automotive ultracapacitor
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive ultracapacitor market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market overview
      • Start-stop system
        • Table Application of automotive start-stop system by segment 2015
        • Table Global automotive ultracapacitor market by start-stop system 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Regenerative braking system
      • Table Global automotive ultracapacitor market by electric and hybrid bus 2015-2020 ($millions)
      • Table Braking system in automotive
      • Table Regenerative braking system in four-wheelers
      • Table Global automotive regenerative braking system market 2015-2020 (units in millions)
      • Table Market size of 12-V automotive ultracapacitors used in regenerative braking systems (excluding electric and hybrid buses) 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Market size of 48-V automotive ultracapacitors used in regenerative braking systems (excluding electric and hybrid bus) 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Market size of automotive ultracapacitor in regenerative braking system 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Active suspension
      • Table Market size of automotive ultracapacitor used in active suspension system 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Schematic diagram of active suspension system
      • Table Global automotive active suspension system market 2015-2020 (units in millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global automotive ultracapacitor market by geography 2015
    • Table Global automotive ultracapacitor market by geography 2020
    • Table Automotive ultracapacitors by region 2015-2020 (in million units)
    • EMEA
      • Table Automotive ultracapacitor market in EMEA 2015-2020 (in million units)
    • Americas
      • Table Automotive ultracapacitor market in Americas 2015-2020 (in million units)
    • APAC
      • Table Automotive ultracapacitor market in APAC 2015-2020 (in million units)
  • Market drivers
    • Regulatory push toward efficient vehicles leading to new application areas within automotive industry
      • Table Fuel consumption by application area 2015
    • Rapid electrification in vehicles
    • Ultracapacitor ideal for hybrid powertrain systems
      • Table Global automotive electronics market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market challenges
    • High cost of production: A hindrance to large-scale adoption
    • Low energy density leading to shift of demand toward batteries
  • Market trends
    • Graphene and carbon nanotubes in ultracapacitor: A breakthrough in electric cars
    • Use of ultracapacitor in electric turbochargers
    • Ultracapacitor: A futuristic approach to active suspension
      • Table Global automotive advanced suspension system market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Global automotive ultracapacitor vendors
    • Other prominent vendors Ioxus
    • CAP-XX
    • Panasonic
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Maxwell Technologies
    • NEC Tokin
      • Table NEC Tokin: Business segmentation
    • Nesscap
    • Nippon Chemi-Con
    • Skeleton Technologies
      • Table Product segmentation
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
  • Explore Technavio

Global Automotive Ultracapacitor Market 2016-2020

About Automotive Ultra-capacitor

An ultracapacitor is an energy storage device that stores energy through an electric field, whereas a battery stores and generates energy through a chemical reaction. Ultracapacitors can store higher charge quantity than batteries as they conduct electricity through an electric field, making them ideal for applications requiring high electric current and voltage.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive ultra-capacitor market to grow at a CAGR of 19.24% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive ultra-capacitor market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top five vendors in the market.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Ultra-capacitor Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Maxwell Technologies
  • NEC Tokin
  • Nesscap
  • Nippon Chemi-Con
  • Skeleton Technologies
Other prominent vendors
  • Ioxus
  • CAP-XX
  • Panasonic
Market driver
  • Regulatory push toward efficient vehicles leading to new application areas within automotive industry.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Low energy density leading to shift of demand toward batteries.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Use of ultracapacitor in electric turbochargers.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Ultra-capacitor Market 2016-2020.

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive ultra-capacitor market: Maxwell Technologies, NEC Tokin, Nesscap, Nippon Chemi-Con, and Skeleton Technologies.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Ioxus, CAP-XX, and Panasonic.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is graphene and carbon nanotubes in ultracapacitor: A breakthrough in electric cars. Carbon nanotubes and graphene are different forms of carbon used in ultracapacitor, which can store high energy. This energy can be stored and used later for quick power outburst demand in a vehicle. To make ultracapacitor more affordable and scalable, companies are moving toward the use of this carbon structure. This will not only reduce the overall cost of the ultracapacitor but will also enhance performance.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is regulatory push toward efficient vehicles leading to new application areas within automotive industry. There are strict standards set by the governments of different countries worldwide to curb carbon emissions. The use of ultracapacitors is gaining popularity due to their environment-friendly energy storage. As the increased emission of carbon dioxide (CO₂) results in global warming, governments are enforcing stricter rules to reduce the same. Although the complete elimination of emissions is not possible, a significant reduction is, however, possible. Automotive manufacturers are shifting from ICE-propelled vehicles to electric energy. Replacing electrolyte batteries in cars by ultracapacitor reduces the carbon emission to the environment significantly.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is low energy density leading to shift of demand toward batteries. The main disadvantage of ultracapacitors is low energy density (i.e., the amount of energy stored per unit weight is much smaller than that of the battery). A battery has an energy density of 20-150 Wh/kg while ultracapacitors have only 5-15 Wh/kg. However, research is being carried out to overcome this shortfall by using different forms of carbons such as activated carbons, carbon nanotubes, and carbon aerogels. Ultracapacitors have higher self-discharge rate than batteries, which makes them harder to replace than batteries.



Companies Mentioned

Maxwell Technologies, NEC Tokin, Nesscap, Nippon Chemi-Con, Skeleton Technologies, Ioxus, CAP-XX, and Panasonic.

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