Automotive regenerative braking systems is an energy retrieval mechanism that alters the heat formed from friction in brakes into electrical energy. It upsurges the fuel proficiency of the vehicle and declines the greenhouse gases emission by the vehicle. Moreover, it recuperates the vehicle's kinetic energy which is usually misused during deceleration. The recuperated energy is deposited in discrete types of energy storage units such as batteries, flywheel, ultracapacitors, and others. The global automotive regenerative braking systems market is growing at a significant rate, due to stringent vehicle emission rules and regulations, and an upsurge in a number of electric vehicles.
Different vehicle type such as passenger car and commercial vehicles contributed to the automotive regenerative braking systems market size. The market has witnessed high demand for passenger car segment in automotive regenerative braking systems due to the mounting numeral of electric cars in countries such as China, and an upsurge in the deployment of regenerative braking systems in the passenger cars.
Insight by Storage Type
On the basis of storage type, the automotive regenerative braking systems market is subdivided into batteries, flywheels, ultracapacitors, and hydraulics. Of all storage types, batteries segment accounted the largest share in the market. In addition, ultracapacitors segment is expected to grow at fastest rate in the market due to its advantages such as high storage capacity, the capability to surge high amount of power, and greater efficiency, and improved performance competencies.
Insight by Vehicle Type
On the basis of vehicle type the market is subdivided into a passenger car, and commercial vehicles. Among the all vehicle type, the passenger car accounted the larger share and is expected to grow at faster rate in the automotive regenerative braking systems market due to the mounting numeral of electric passenger cars in countries such as China, and an upsurge in the deployment of regenerative braking systems in the passenger cars.
Stringent vehicle emission rules and regulations, advantages such as enhanced functioning of the vehicle and decrease in wear & tear of the braking system, upsurge in concern about pollution produced by automobiles, upsurge in need of fuel-efficient vehicles, an upsurge in sales of electric vehicle are the primary growth drivers for automotive regenerative braking systems market. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally exposure to ambient air pollution leads to 4.2 million deaths every year. In addition, 91% of the world’s population lives in a place where air quality exceeds WHO guidelines limits.
Technological advancement in two-wheelers, the upsurge in a number of electric vehicle supply equipment and electrical vehicle, the surge in the number of vehicle on road, and acceptance of regenerative braking system in locomotives are also facilitating the growth for the automotive regenerative braking systems market.
The surge in the number of vehicle on road is directly affecting the greenhouse gases which are severely affecting the atmosphere. Thus, the governmental bodies throughout the globe are tapping attempts to control the pollution by restrictive greenhouse gases emission by vehicles. Moreover, the governing bodies are also stipulating tax benefits and subsidies to the manufacturers who abide by the rules. Thus, these stringent rules and associated tax benefits encouraged the manufacturers to install regenerative braking system to control greenhouse gases emissions.
Elevated repair and maintenance cost, and an upsurge in overall price and weight of the vehicle are the major challenges for the growth of automotive regenerative braking systems market.
Globally industry players are leveraging market growth through launching new products. Moreover, the high level of capital requirement also poses a major barrier to the entry of new players. This offers an edge to the established players in the industry competition.
Geographically, Asia-Pacific is the largest automotive regenerative braking systems market and is observed to witness the fastest growth in the market due to the larger number of vehicles installed with regenerative braking systems. In addition, stringent vehicle emission rules and regulations, and an upsurge in need of fuel-efficient vehicles are also up surging growth of the Asia-Pacific automotive regenerative braking systems market.
Key players in the automotive regenerative braking systems market are catering the demand by collaborating with small players and investing in technologically advanced products across the globe. In April 2018, Aisin Group announced to exhibit its electric water pump for engine cooling, and cooperative regenerative braking system in Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.
In addition, in July 2016, Maxwell Technologies delivers regenerative braking energy storage for Beijing Subway System. Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd, Continental AG, Magnetti Marelli S.p.A, Robert Bosch GmbH, Adgero S.A.S, Denso Corporation, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Autoliv Nissin Brakes Systems, Skeleton Technologies, Mazda Motor Corporation, and Maxwell Technologies are the key players offering automotive regenerative braking systems.