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Research and Markets: The Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Light Vehicle Report 2013

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DUBLIN--July 28, 2013: Research and Markets (Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Light Vehicle Report ) has announced the addition of the "The Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Light Vehicle Report 2013" report to their offering.

“The Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Light Vehicle Report 2013”

In a recent interview with IHS SupplierBusiness, Ernie DeVincent, VP Product Development for Getrag commented: I think it is absolutely inevitable that the penetration of hybrids is going to have to increase. And this will put a great deal of pressure on the economic side of hybrids, particularly battery costs. Because nobody will meet 54 miles per gallon in the US without a substantially higher mix of hybrids than they have today. So hybridisation is going to be a major factor and this puts a lot of pressure on economics.

Hybrid vehicles, although not yet attaining very significant market share, are nevertheless a necessary and growing part of the future powertrain mix. Furthermore, hybridisation has more than just fuel efficiency to contribute in performance terms. The inclusion of hybrid components can deliver desirable customer features such as improved cabin features and HVAC, enhanced launch performance to overcome the weaknesses inherent in downsized engines, high boost turbocharging and optimised transmissions as well as limited electrically driven four-wheel drive (4WD) solutions. Therefore, despite the key aspect of fuel economy improvement, additional value can be delivered to the customer through other technologies associated with hybridisation.

This report looks at the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Light Vehicle sector, which looks at the market drivers, current hybrid architectures and technologies, developing business models and challenges.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

  • Powertrain choices
  • Consumer attitudes
  • Development of the Plug-in Hybrid Market
  • Cost and value considerations
  • PHEV Environmental Performance

2. Market drivers

  • Emissions regulations

3. Hybrid architectures

  • Parallel hybrid architecture
  • Series hybrid architecture
  • Degrees of hybridisation
  • Full Hybrid
  • Mild or Assist Hybrids
  • Plug-hybrids or dual mode
  • Aftermarket conversions
  • Hydraulic hybrid architecture
  • Flywheel hybrid architecture
  • Air hybrid
  • Vehicle integration

4. Hybrid technologies

5. Market development

Companies Mentioned

- Bosch

- Continental

- Delphi

- Evatran


- Fiat

- Fiat Powertrain

- Getrag


- Jatco

- Mazda

- Mitsubishi


- Toyota

- ZF Friedrichafen

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