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Global Electric Vehicle ECU Market 2017-2021

Global Electric Vehicle ECU Market 2017-2021

About Electric Vehicle ECU

An electric vehicle (EV) is powered by an electric motor for propulsion. An electric vehicle uses a battery to store energy, which is supplied to the electric motor through a controller. The controller regulates the energy flow from the battery to electric motor based on the power requirement. EVs first appeared in the market during the 19th century. However, they have high cost and short range compared with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and limited proliferation of the EV market. As it moved into the 20th century, increased greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from vehicles and environmental issues compelled countries to adopt alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), which had lower or near-to-zero emissions. This has led the automakers to switch to hybrid and electric powertrain technology.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global electric vehicle ECU market to grow at a CAGR of 46.26% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global electric vehicle ECU market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by the sales of electric vehicle ECUs across the geographies.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Electric Vehicle ECU Market 2017-2021, 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
  • DENSO
  • Delphi
  • Continental
  • Pektron
  • Hitachi Automotive
Other prominent vendors
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Aradex
  • MAHLE
  • Bosch
  • Sigra Technologies
  • Keihin Corporation
  • Metric Mind
  • Fuji Electric
  • EVS
  • Fujitsu
  • Minda Corporation
Market driver
  • Higher electronic content in EVs to drive the market for ECUs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Software issues force OEMs to bear hefty recall costs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • MAHLE Flexible ECU (MFE): A rapid prototyping engine controller
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?


Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Electric Vehicle ECU Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global electric vehicle ECU market: DENSO, Delphi, Continental, Pektron, and Hitachi Automotive.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Mitsubishi Electric, Aradex, MAHLE, Bosch, Sigra Technologies, Keihin Corporation, Metric Mind, Fuji Electric, EVS, Fujitsu, and Minda Corporation.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is MAHLE Flexible ECU (MFE): A rapid prototyping engine controller. The MAHLE Flexible ECU (MFE) is an open architecture and robust controller based on the proven AFT PROtroniC platform. Any powertrain application can be controlled by utilizing MAHLE's highly optimized functional software. It can overcome traditional prototype controller development issues. It provides a cost-effective solution that is representative of a series production unit.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Higher electronic content in EVs to drive the market for ECUs. Electronic technology has played a significant role in the advancement of automotive performance and functionality. In case of EVs, the use of a motor as an actuator, many functionalities operated by mechanics in the past, have now moved into the realm of electronics. The number of electronic content in automobiles has been increasing rapidly and is expected to increase even further, mainly due to the appearance of hybrid and EVs.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Software issues force OEMs to bear hefty recall costs. Cars today have more lines of software code than any other complex system in this world. Some cars execute more than 100 million lines of code, which are almost three times more than those executed by a modern fighter jet. However, with increased lines of code, the complexity of the system increases. Today, the software quality is of utmost importance in the automotive sector to ensure interoperability of different system housed by a vehicle.

Companies Mentioned

DENSO, Delphi, Continental, Pektron, Hitachi Automotive, Mitsubishi Electric, Aradex, MAHLE, Bosch, Sigra Technologies, Keihin Corporation, Metric Mind, Fuji Electric, EVS, Fujitsu, and Minda Corporation.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • An overview and evolution of electric vehicles
      • Table Types of EVs
    • Regulatory framework
    • Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
      • Table Communication protocols used in modern day vehicles
      • Table Architecture of domain-based systems
    • Major types of ECU in EVs
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global EV ECU market 2017-2021
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global EV ECU market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by EV type
    • Global EV ECU market segmentation by EV type
      • Table Global EV ECU market segmentation by EV type 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global EV ECU market segmentation by EV type 2016-2021 (in %)
    • Global EV ECU market for HEVs
      • Table Global EV ECU market for HEVs 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global HEV sales 2016-2021 (million units)
    • Global EV ECU market for PHEVs
      • Table Global EV ECU market for PHEVs 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global PHEV sales 2016-2021 (million units)
    • Global EV ECU market for BEVs
      • Table Global EV ECU market for BEVs 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global BEV sales 2016-2021 (million units)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • EV ECU market segmentation by geography
      • Table EV ECU market segmentation by geography 2016 and 2021
      • Table EV ECU market segmentation by geography 2016-2021 (in %)
    • EV ECU market in APAC
      • Table EV ECU market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table EV sales in APAC 2016-2021 (million units)
    • EV ECU market in Americas
      • Table EV ECU market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table EV sales in Americas 2016-2021 (million units)
    • EV ECU market in EMEA
      • Table EV ECU market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table EV sales in EMEA 2016-2021 (million units)
      • Table Tax credits of top four EV markets in Europe
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Estimated emission as per vehicle type
      • Table Ways to reduce emission at production phase of EVs
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Over-the-air (OTA) updates for ECUs
    • Connected EVs and shared EV mobility
    • MAHLE Flexible ECU (MFE): A rapid prototyping engine controller
    • Use of SoC and virtualization to centralize processing power
      • Table Virtualization versus single OS platform
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • DENSO
      • Table DENSO: Business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table DENSO: Product portfolio
      • Table DENSO: Recent developments
    • Delphi
      • Table Delphi: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Delphi: Business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Delphi: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Delphi: Product portfolio
      • Table Delphi: Recent developments
    • Continental
      • Table Continental: Business segmentation 2016 by revenue
      • Table Continental: Business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Continental: Product portfolio
      • Table Continental: Recent developments
    • Pektron
      • Table Pektron: Recent developments
    • Hitachi Automotive
      • Table Product portfolio: Hitachi Automotive
      • Table Hitachi Automotive: Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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