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Global Flex Fuel Engine Market 2016-2020

Global Flex Fuel Engine Market 2016-2020

About Flex Fuel Engines

Flex-fuel vehicles are segmented in terms of engine capacity such as compact-, mid-size, and full-size. In Brazil, there is a high penetration of compact-size engines in vehicles with approximately 70% market share, while in the US, there is a higher market share for full-size vehicles. However, apart from Brazil and the US, there is a very low penetration of flex-fuel vehicles in other parts of the world. China has flex-fuels vehicles running on methanol (M85), which are very less in number, while European countries such as Sweden and Finland have a marginal market share when it comes to flex-fuel engines.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global flex fuel engines market to grow at a CAGR of 3.08% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global flex fuel engines market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report provides the performance and market dominance of each of the vendors in terms of experience, product portfolio, geographical presence, financial condition, and R&D.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Brazil
  • US
Technavio's report, Global Flex Fuel Engines 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
  • Volkswagen
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Nissan
Other prominent vendors
  • Fiat
  • Hyundai
  • Kia Motors
  • Mitsubishi
  • Renault
  • Toyota
  • Peugeot
Market driver
  • Growing concern for increased GHG emission from automotive industry.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Introduction of advanced powertrain technologies.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Upcoming government policies favoring flex fuels to curb pollution.
  • 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 Flex Fuel Engines Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global flex fuel engines market: Ford, Volkswagen, General Motors, Honda, and Nissan.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Fiat, Hyundai, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi, Renault, Toyota, and Peugeot.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is growing penetration of E85 vehicles in luxury brands. Flex-fuel is one of the dominant technologies across all the vehicle segments in Brazil with the exception of sports cars, off-road vehicles, and minivans, which do not come equipped with flex-fuel engines. Flex-fuel vehicles do not generate enough power to be used in sports cars and off-road vehicle and are generally used for fuel-economy. There is a growth in penetration of E85 vehicles in luxury brands. In October 2015, Audi started production in Curitiba in Brazil due to the increased demand for flex-fuel vehicles in Brazil, and to maintain its position in the premium segment.”

According to the report, one driver in market is high penetration of flex-fuel vehicles in Brazil. Brazil has the highest penetration of flex-fuel vehicles among all regions. In Brazil, more than 40% of the energy comes from alternative energy sources. In the transportation industry, ethanol accounts for 20% of the industry’s energy supply. After the 1973 oil crisis, Brazil stuck to the strategy of increasing domestic oil production by the state-owned oil company Petrobras and decrease the demand for petroleum by providing ethanol from sugarcane plants an alternative fuel. There is a high penetration of flex-fuel vehicles in Brazil accounting for around 94% of the market in 2015, which will increase to 96% by 2020.

Further, the report states that one challenge in market is introduction of advanced powertrain technologies. The introduction of advanced powertrain technologies such as direct injection and turbo-boosted engines will increase the expense and complexity of adding flex-fuel vehicle technologies to vehicles. OEMs are trying to downsize the engine capacity so as to produce fuel-efficient vehicles. In the US, the majority of the vehicles were with an engine capacity greater than 3L. Approximately 50% of the sales in the US in the light duty segment is for pickup trucks. They were earlier powered by large displacement engines like 3.5L V6 or 5L V8 engines but owing to the downsizing trend those bigger engines have been replaced by 2L turbocharged engines, which produce similar power but are 30% more fuel efficient.

Companies Mentioned

Ford, Volkswagen, General Motors, Honda, Nissan, Fiat, Hyundai, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi, Renault, Toyota, and Peugeot.

  • 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
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Flex-fuel engine market segmentation by application
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global flex-fuel engine market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Global flex-fuel engine market by engine capacity
      • Table Segmentation of flex-fuel engine market 2015 and 2020 (% share)
      • Table Global flex-fuel engine market by engine capacity 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Global flex-fuel engine market in compact-size segment
      • Table Global flex-fuel engine market in compact-size segment 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Global flex-fuel engine market in mid-size segment
      • Table Global flex-fuel engine market in mid-size segment 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Global flex-fuel engine market in full-size segment
      • Table Global flex-fuel engine market in full-size segment 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global flex-fuel engine market by geography
      • Table Global flex-fuel engine market by geography 2015 and 2020 (% share)
    • Flex-fuel engine market in US
      • Table Flex-fuel engine market in US 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Flex-fuel engine market in Brazil
      • Table Flex-fuel engine market in Brazil 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
  • Market drivers
    • Table Key market drivers
    • High penetration of flex-fuel vehicles in Brazil
    • Growing concern for increased GHG emission from automotive industry
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Major challenges faced by global flex-fuel engine market
    • Limited number of E85 retail fueling stations
    • Introduction of advanced powertrain technologies
    • Low popularity of E85 in many parts of the world
    • Increasing competition from alternative fuel technologies
      • Table EV charging stations and natural gas filling stations in US (number of units)
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Major trends in flex-fuel engine market
    • Growing penetration of E85 vehicles in luxury brands
    • Upcoming government policies favoring flex fuels to curb pollution
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Ford
      • Table Ford business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Ford geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Ford product portfolio
    • Volkswagen
      • Table Volkswagen business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Volkswagen geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Volkswagen product portfolio
    • General Motors
      • Table General Motors business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table General Motors geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table General Motors product portfolio
    • Honda
      • Table Honda business segmentation by revenue
      • Table Honda geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Honda product portfolio
    • Nissan
      • Table Nissan geographical segmentation by revenue
      • Table Nissan product portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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