Global demand for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) will grow twenty percent annually through 2010. Gains for these fuel-efficient vehicles will be driven by erratic fuel prices, increased emissions regulations and lowering HEV cost disparities. The US, Western Europe and Japan will remain the top markets, with China catching up fast.
This study analyzes the $2.8 billion world hybrid-electric vehicle industry. It presents historical demand data for 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010, 2015 and 2020 by HEV type (full hybrid, mild hybrid); by segment (passenger car, light truck); by world geographical region (e.g., North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific); and for 12 leading national markets.
The study also considers market enviroment factors, reviews HEV and competitive powerplant technologies, evaluates producer market share and profiles 36 major industry players including Toyota, Honda, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, and Peugeot.