DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fzqdwb/powertrain) has announced the addition of the "Powertrain Electrification: Real World Performance & Cost Metrics" report to their offering.
There is a great deal of debate concerning the expected shift to vehicle electrification via hybrids, plug-in hybrids, range extenders and battery electric vehicles. Key issues include the energy efficiency of these vehicles and the total cost of ownership, especially without any government subsidies. There is a diverse range of OEM powertrain strategies with each OEM arguing the benefits of its particular approach. Many points are still being debated, and it will take some time before the winning strategies are clear. Many key questions remain unanswered including:
- How will the performance of various powertrains (gasoline, diesel, CNG, HEV, PHEV, BEV) improve in the future?
- What are the reliability and maintenance costs of various powertrains? What has the experience been with hybrid vehicles and what does this signify for the future?
- Why will a plug-in Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt have similar performance for mixed driving in 2012? Why does the Chevy Volt have lower fuel economy for its ICE powertrain and lower efficiency for its electric drivetrain compared with a plug-in Prius? How can such different approaches have similar overall results?
- How important are batteries and other vehicle systems (motors, HVAC, mass and aerodynamics etc.) to vehicle performance and total cost of ownership?
The ITB Group has completed this report to provide insights into the above questions. This comparative analysis enhances the understanding of the operational and cost effectiveness of alternative powertrains. The findings will enable improved vehicle engineering for OEMs, and the development of better systems and components by suppliers to the automotive industry. Further, the report will facilitate smart vehicle selection for vehicle owners especially fleets, and optimized deployment of vehicle electrification strategies by corporate and government fleets.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Chapter 2 - ALTERNATIVE POWERTRAIN MARKET DYNAMICS
Chapter 3 - VEHICLE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Chapter 4 - ADVANCED POWERTRAIN AND VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES
Chapter 5 - ALTERNATIVE POWERTRAIN OWNERSHIP COST COMPARISON
Chapter 6 - WINNING POWERTRAINS IN A CHANGING MARKET
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fzqdwb/powertrain