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Global Ethanol-based Vehicle Market 2016-2020

About Ethanol-Based Vehicle

Vehicles that use a fuel mix of gasoline blended with ethanol or methanol fuels are called flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs). Vehicles that are ethanol-based are the most commercially viable among alternative vehicle propulsion technologies. First introduced in the late 1970s, FFVs have evolved into a practical automotive alternative, in terms of vehicle performance, reliability, and stability.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global ethanol-based vehicle market to grow at a CAGR of 6.53% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global ethanol-based vehicle market for 2016-2020. The market has been calculated on the basis of OEM production.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Ethanol-Based Vehicle 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
  • Ford
  • General Motors (GM)
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
Other prominent vendors
  • Audi
  • Chrysler
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • John Deere
  • Mercedes
  • Nissan
Market driver
  • Government regulations mandating and promoting use of ethanol fuels in vehicles
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Subsidies to fossil fuel consumption
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Second-generation ethanol commercialization to pick up
  • 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 Ethanol-Based Vehicle Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Ethanol-Based Vehicle Market: Ford, General Motors (GM), Toyota and Volkswagen.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Audi, Chrysler, Isuzu, Jaguar, John Deere, Mercedes and Nissan

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Ethanol manufacturers, such as Novozymes and Diversa, are contributing to the development and promotion of commercialization of second-generation ethanol for use as an automotive fuel. It is expected that the second-generation fuel to take over the market for first-generation ethanol, even though the former is more expensive than first-generation ethanol. As a result, the commercial use of the fuel as automotive fuel has been limited. Biodiesel has been trending in the market in terms of volume production, but cellulosic ethanol use is likely to register faster growth rates during the forecast period.”

According to the report, automotive OEMs are under pressure to promote alternative fuel-compatible vehicles. This, along with growing sustainability measures, may drive the market for vehicles powered by alternative fuels. Among alternative fuels, ethanol biofuel is the most commercially viable option, and FFVs are likely to lead growth in the ethanol-based vehicle market.

Further, the report states that Fossil fuel consumption subsidies stood at $548 billion in 2013, as per the latest data available from the International Energy Agency. These subsidies are four times higher than the subsidies offered to the renewable energy industry. These pose a challenge to the consumption of ethanol, restraining the growth of the ethanol-based vehicle market.

Companies Mentioned

Ford, General Motors (GM), Toyota, Volkswage, Audi, Chrysler, Isuzu, Jaguar, John Deere, Mercedes, Nissan

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Ethanol-based vehicles: Overview
      • Table Features of FFV
    • Fuels for automotive sector - production and consumption
      • Table US petroleum production and transportation consumption
      • 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 landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table PESTLE analysis of the US for ethanol-based vehicle market
      • Table PESTLE analysis of Brazil for ethanol-based vehicle market
      • Table Global ethanol-based vehicle market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by vehicle type
    • Table Global ethanol-based vehicle market segmentation by vehicle type
    • Global ethanol-based vehicle market segmentation by vehicle type 2015-2020
      • Table Global ethanol-based vehicle market segmentation by vehicle type 2015 (share)
    • Global ethanol-based vehicle market for passenger cars
      • Table Global ethanol-based vehicle market for passenger cars 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Global ethanol-based vehicle market for commercial vehicles
      • Table Global ethanol-based vehicle market for commercial vehicles 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global ethanol-based vehicle market by geography
      • Table Global ethanol-based vehicle market by geography 2015 (% share)
      • Table Global ethanol-based vehicle market by geography 2015-2020
    • Ethanol-based vehicle market in APAC
      • Table Ethanol-based vehicle market in APAC (millions of units)
    • Ethanol-based vehicle market in EMEA
      • Table Ethanol-based vehicle market in EMEA (millions of units)
    • Ethanol-based vehicle market in Americas
      • Table Ethanol-based vehicle market in Americas (millions of units)
  • Market drivers
    • Table US GHG emissions by sector 2015
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Ford
      • Table Ford: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Ford: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Ford: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • GM
      • Table GM FFV models
      • Table GM: Business/product segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table GM: Business/product segmentation by revenue 2012 and 2013 ($billions)
      • Table GM: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Toyota
      • Table Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Volkswagen
      • Table Volkswagen: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Volkswagen: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Volkswagen: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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