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Global Ethanol Bus Market 2017-2021

Global Ethanol Bus Market 2017-2021

About Ethanol Bus

Ethanol-based vehicles or ethanol FFVs are referred to as E85 vehicles in the US and Flex vehicles in Brazil. In Europe, the vehicle OEMs append the word Flex with their FFV models. Examples include Volkswagen Total Flex, Renault Hi-Flex, and Volvo Flexifuel. The E10 blend, which is Ethanol 10% and Gasoline 90%, is the most commonly blended automotive fuel available in the US and since 2011, E15 has been approved for use in conventional US vehicles with model year 2001. E85 blend, which still holds the minority share in the US markets, has huge growth potential in the US automotive industry.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global ethanol bus market to grow at a CAGR of 10.37% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global ethanol bus market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report covers ethanol-based vehicles and their development timeline and ethanol buses in detail to give the reader a flavor of the technologies involved.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Sweden
  • Brazil
  • Netherlands
  • Argentina
  • France
  • India
  • Others
Technavio's report, Global Ethanol Bus 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
  • Scania
Market driver
  • Stringent regulations against vehicular emissions are expected to push for greener fuels like ethanol.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High production cost of ethanol than fossil fuels to restrict the size of the end-user base using ethanol.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • The gradual industrial shift to the use of second-generation ethanol.
  • 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?
  • 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 Ethanol Bus Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global ethanol bus market: Scania.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is the gradual industrial shift to the use of second-generation ethanol. First-generation biofuels (bioethanol, in this case) are usually made from sugars and vegetable oils found in crops. These can be easily extracted by using conventional technologies. Second-generation biofuels, on the other hand, are made from lignocellulosic biomass or woody crops, agricultural residues, and waste. Lignocellulosic biomass is the most widely available raw material on earth, which can be used to produce biofuels, primarily bioethanol. It is composed of carbohydrate polymers like cellulose and hemicellulose, and an aromatic polymer (lignin).”

According to the report, one driver in market is automakers showing an increasing shift toward alternative fuel based vehicles: A possible boost for the ethanol bus market. The increasing concern about GHG emissions has led the governments across the globe to focus on alternative sources of fuel. Consequently, a lot of emphases have been made in the transportation sector because of the sectors’ increasing consumption (indicated by the increase in the number of vehicles hitting the road every day). The transportation sector is the second largest GHG emissions contributor, necessitating aggressive steps to curb the same.

Further, the report states that one challenge in market is subsidies to fossil fuel consumption to reduce growth of ethanol consumption, leading to stunted growth of the ethanol bus market. As per Technavio's secondary research, the fossil fuel consumption subsidies stood at $493 billion in 2014 globally. These subsidies are over four times higher than the subsidies offered to renewable energy. Several emerging countries of APAC and Central and South America enjoy the benefits of decreased fossil fuel prices because of these subsidies. Therefore, these countries prefer the use of petroleum over renewables. These pose a challenge to the consumption of ethanol, restraining the growth of the ethanol-based vehicle's market.

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  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market coverage
    • Report coverage
      • Table Report coverage
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Ethanol-based vehicles: Overview
    • The timeline for ethanol-based vehicles
      • Table Ethanol-based vehicles: A timeline
    • Ethanol buses: An overview
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global ethanol bus market segmentation criteria
    • Fuels for the automotive sector: Production and consumption
      • Table Petroleum production and transportation consumption in the US 2010-2020
      • Table Automotive biofuels segmentation
    • Ethanol for automotive sector: Production and consumption
      • Table Production volume of ethanol for automotive sector by geography 2015
      • Table Consumption volume of ethanol for automotive sector by geography 2015
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global ethanol bus market 2016-2021 (units)
    • Emissions-based regulatory framework for buses
    • Detailed emission regulations for buses
      • Table Emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles (trucks and buses)
      • Table Average annual emission comparisons
    • Industry pulse: The cross-industry proxy warfare strategy of Scania
      • Table Scania proxy warfare market entry strategy
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Market overview
      • Table Scania: Country-wise production history
    • Country wise analysis of ethanol buses and ethanol fuel
      • Table Stakeholders involved in the BEST project
      • Table Ethanol viability improvement during the Brazilian BEST initiative
      • Table Composition of the Stockholm bus fleet 2008 and 2016 (units)
      • Table Expense analysis as per Scania data 2016 ($ per kilometer)
      • Table Estimates for biofuel (including ethanol) capable buses in India 2016
      • Table Blends of ethanol used in the US
      • Table Declining trend of ethanol: US bus fleet by selected fuel types
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global ethanol bus market by geography 2016-2021 (units)
  • Market segmentation by ethanol source
    • Market overview
      • Table Ethanol production analysis by source
    • Market share analysis
      • Table Ethanol source market share analysis 2016-2021
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global ethanol bus market by ethanol source 2016-2021(units)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Description of market drivers for the global ethanol bus market
    • Level 1 drivers
      • Table GHG emissions per mile in the vehicle's life cycle (lbs)
    • Level 2 drivers
      • Table US GHG emissions by sector 2015
  • Market challenges
    • Table Description of market challenges for the ethanol bus market
    • Level 1 challenges
    • Level 2 challenges
      • Table Global ethanol-based vehicle market for commercial vehicles 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Cost for a bus per 100 kilometers 2015 ($)
      • Table Price comparison between diesel, CNG, hybrid, electric, and ethanol buses 2015 ($)
  • Market trends
    • Table Types of hybrid electric bus by powertrain operations
    • Table Parallel hybrid mechanism
    • Table Series hybrid mechanism
    • Table Series parallel hybrid mechanism
    • Table US fleet data based on fuel type 2010-2016
  • Vendor landscape and analysis
    • Vendor analysis for the ethanol bus market
    • Scania
      • Table Scania: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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