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Global Markets for Natural Gas Vehicle Components

Battered by gasoline and diesel fuel prices in recent years, many consumers, businesses and industries are intrigued by natural gas vehicles (NGVs), the most prevalent on-road alternative fuel vehicles in the world. In the last five years, record numbers of NGVs have been added to the road worldwide, either the conversion of existing diesel and gasoline vehicles or purchases of factory model NGVs. Natural gas vehicles present consumers and fleet owners with significant vehicle lifetime fuel savings, lower emissions and cleaner burning vehicle operation.

Recent margins between the pump prices for petroleum fuels and compressed (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) have never been better in many countries, including the United States. While influenced by diverse factors, fuel markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas all feature a relative discount for natural gas compared to petroleum fuels. Gasoline and diesel prices globally are being increasingly strained by transportation demand in the developing world. The future global NGV market is even more auspicious given the potential of shale gas and other unconventional natural gas deposits to boost regional natural gas production around the world.

As a fuel both dynamic in its sourcing (new deposits, reserves, and renewable production), natural gas requires technological keys to unlock the potential of its greater supply through applications in transportation. NGV components represent a multi-billion dollar global industry as the tools of petroleum fuel displacement with cleaner, cheaper natural gas. Backed by recent, unprecedented growth in NGV populations worldwide, NGV components outfitted onto factory models or aftermarket converted vehicles represent a leading supply chain market in the alternative vehicle field.

Providing a product- and technology-oriented analysis of the global NGV market, Global Markets for Natural Gas Vehicle Components presents 2008-2022 market data for the core components of NGVs:

  • NGV fuel storage cylinders and tanks (market value and units sold; type I metal cylinders vs. composites cylinders; light duty [LD] vehicle cylinders vs. medium and heavy duty [MD/HD] cylinders)
  • NGV fuel delivery systems and conversion kits (market value and units sold)
  • Dedicated natural gas vehicle engines (market value and units sold) Global NGV components markets are also broken out by geographic region:
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Latin America
Some country markets such as China, the United States, India, Brazil and Russia are also identified in terms of NGV component market value through 2022. Historical and projected contextual NGV populations are also provided through 2022 for the following vehicle segments:
  • Light duty NGVs including passenger cars, pick-up trucks, and governmental and commercial sector vehicle fleets
  • Medium duty / heavy duty natural gas buses including transit buses, school buses, larger vans, and coaches
  • Medium duty / heavy duty natural gas trucks including utility service vehicles, semi-trailer tractors (semis), delivery trucks, and other on-road commercial and industrial vehicles used for the transportation of freight and payloads
This market report concisely examines leading external factors and trends indicative of recent growth in the demand for NGV components and that inform the report’s ten-year market projections. Trends in global transportation fuel pricing and supply, as well as other fuel market features, are reviewed through granular perspectives on individual country markets.

Report Methodology

The data, assessments and analysis provided in Global Markets for Natural Gas Vehicle Components is based on primary and secondary research. Primary research included interviews with experts in the field of natural gas vehicles and a leading supplier of vehicle natural gas engines. Secondary research included the comprehensive review and consolidation of governmental data resources, industry association estimates on NGV population and natural gas transportation fuel consumption, technical studies, and NGV component manufacturer and supplier financial data.

The report features reliable and comprehensive figures regarding NGV populations worldwide, collected from a multitude of sources and tediously reviewed to eliminate inconsistencies and false industry readings. Component cost and pricing data were similarly collected from a variety of sources and applied to the number of NGVs annually made available through conversion or factory production. Market projections were informed through expert energy forecasts, fuel market trends, and anticipated developments in natural gas refueling infrastructure, vehicle market penetration, and vehicle OEM participation in the NGV market.

What You’ll Get in This Report

Global Markets for Natural Gas Vehicle Components contains exclusive insights and projections regarding the current state and future of global NGV populations and the revenue opportunities available in the production and sales of NGV-specific components. Readers will benefit from extensive data, comprehensive market coverage and unique analysis, presented in easy-to-read and illustrative charts, tables and graphs accompanied by fluid and concise commentary and conclusions.

How You’ll Benefit from This Report

This report will help:
  • Natural gas vehicle component manufacturers and solutions providers understand the market forces shaping demand for NGVs; gauge upcoming global, regional and national market opportunities; and assess their market positioning and share
  • Research and development professionals assess addressable markets for NGV technologies and areas for further NGV component refinement
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market, evaluate existing products and solutions available on the market, and identify possible partnerships and investment opportunities
  • Industry associations and proponents convey through discreet data points the past and projected success of NGVs worldwide and the economic impact made through industry manufacturing and sales of related vehicle components
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, product managers, and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


  • Executive Summary
    • Report Scope and Methodology
    • Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel
    • Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Components Markets
      • Fuel Storage Cylinders and Tanks
      • NGV Fuel Delivery Systems
      • Dedicated Natural Gas Engines
    • NGV Population Growth
      • Light Duty NGVs
      • Medium and Heavy Duty Buses
      • Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks
    • NGV Components Market Drivers and Major Developments
      • Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel
      • Natural Gas Fuel Prices and Supply in NGV Markets Worldwide
      • Natural Gas Fuel Refueling Stations and Infrastructure
        • Table Major U.S. Natural Gas Transportation Fuel Station Retailers (# of Stations Built / Planned)
      • Regulations and Incentives
    • Conclusions
  • Natural Gas Vehicles
    • Report Scope and Methodology
    • Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel
      • Benefits and Advantages of Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel
        • Table Worldwide Average CNG, Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices ($/GGE) (2010-2011)
      • Challenges and Disadvantages of Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel
    • Natural Gas Vehicles and Components
      • Fuel Storage Cylinders and Tanks
      • NGV Fuel Delivery Systems
      • Dedicated Natural Gas Engines
      • Bi-Fuel and Dual Fuel NGV Systems
      • Factory/OEM and Aftermarket Converted Vehicles
    • Vehicle Markets
      • Light Duty NGVs
      • Medium and Heavy Duty Buses
      • Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks
    • Prior Industry and Market Development (1998-2007)
    • Conclusion
  • Market Size and Growth
    • Introduction
    • Scope, Methodology and Sources
    • Global and Regional NGV Populations
      • Table Total Natural Gas Vehicles by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (%) (2008-2022)
      • Table Total Natural Gas Vehicles by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (in millions) (2008-2022)
      • Light Duty (LD) NGV Populations
        • Table Light Duty NGVs by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (%) (2008-2022)
        • Table Light Duty NGVs by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (in millions) (2008-2022)
      • MD/HD Natural Gas Bus Population
        • Table Natural Gas Buses (MD/HD) by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (2008-2022)
      • MD/HD Natural Gas Truck Population
        • Table Natural Gas Trucks by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (%) (2008-2022)
        • Table Natural Gas Trucks (MD/HD) by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (2008-2022)
    • NGV Vehicle Systems and Components Market
      • Storage Cylinders
        • Table MD/HD NGV (Bus & Truck) and LD NGV Shares of the Global NGV Cylinders Market (2008-2022)
        • Table Natural Gas Trucks by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (%) (2008-2022)
        • Table Country Markets for NGV Fuel Storage Cylinders and Tanks at a Glance - United States, Brazil, Russia, India, China ($ millions) (2008/2012/2017/2022)
        • Table NGV Fuel Storage Cylinders and Tanks Market ($ millions) (2008-2022)
      • Fuel Delivery Systems
        • Table NGV Fuel Delivery Systems Market Share by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (% of sales) (2008-2022)
        • Table Country Markets for NGV Fuel Delivery Systems at a Glance - United States, Brazil, Russia, India, China ($ millions) (2008/2012/2017/2022)
        • Table NGV Fuel Delivery Systems Market (units) (2008-2022)
        • Table NGV Fuel Delivery Systems Market ($ millions) (2008-2022)
      • Dedicated Natural Gas Engines
        • Table Dedicated Natural Gas Engines Market Share by Region - North America, Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (% of sales) (2008-2022)
        • Table Dedicated Natural Gas Engines Market (units) (2008-2022)
        • Table Country Markets for Dedicated NG Engines at a Glance - United States, Russia, India, China, Thailand ($ millions) (2008/2012/2017/2022)
        • Table Dedicated Natural Gas Engines Market ($ millions) (2008-2022)
    • Conclusions
      • Table NGV Components Market ($ millions) (2008-2022)
  • Recent Market Developmentsand Major Drivers
    • Introduction
    • Natural Gas Fuel Prices and Supply in NGV Markets Worldwide
      • United States
        • Table U.S. EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Scenarios to 2022 (Reference, High Oil, CAFE, HD NGV Reference, HD NGV Potential) - Dry Gas Production and End User Consumption; CNG Transportation Fuel, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices
      • Europe
        • Table Worldwide Average CNG, Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices ($/GGE) (2010-2011)
      • Russia
      • China
      • India
        • Table Indian CNG, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices (Rupees/GGE) (January 2006-July 2012)
      • Pakistan
      • Iran
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
    • "Chicken and the Egg" - The Relationship Between NGV Populations and Refueling Stations
      • Local Stations
        • Table Major U.S. Natural Gas Transportation Fuel Station Retailers (# of Stations Built / Planned)
      • Station Networks
    • Regulation and Incentives
      • U.S. Federal and State Legislation
      • NGV Subsidies in International Markets
      • Emissions Standards
    • Conclusions
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Introduction
    • Bosch
      • Table Robert Bosch GmbH Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Bosch NGV Components Product Portfolio (2012)
      • Company News
    • BTIC
      • Table Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd. (BTIC) Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Company News
    • Everest Kanto
      • Table Everest Kanto Cylinder Ltd. Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Faber Industrie
      • Table Faber Industrie S.p.A. Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Company News
    • Fuel Systems Solutions
      • Table Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Fuel Systems Solutions Automotive and Engine OEM Customers (2012)
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Hexagon Composites
      • Table Westport Innovations ASA Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Hexagon Composites NGV Components Product Portfolio (2012)
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Landi Renzo
      • Table Landi Renzo S.p.A. Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Westport Innovations
      • Table Westport Innovations, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Background
        • Table Westport Innovations and Cummins Westport Supply Partnerships and Joint Ventures (2012)
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Westport Innovations, Inc. NGV Components Product Portfolio (2012)
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Worthington Cylinders
      • Table Worthington Cylinders Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Yuchai
      • Table Yuchai Machinery Company Ltd. Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Yuchai NGV Components Product Portfolio (2012)
      • Performance
      • Company News

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