Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

The first public demonstrations of commercial hydraulic hybrid systems for on-road vehicles began in 2004, though work had been going on for at least a decade before then. A number of pilot programs and tests have since been carried out, all of which have concluded that the technology offers significant benefits at reasonable cost and is much more suitable than electric hybrid systems for some applications.

The major players are starting to get larger orders, rather than the single-digit requirements for testing, and manufacturers are making plans for small volume manufacturing. Over the next few years, there may be some industry consolidation as Tier One suppliers buy in the expertise they need to service their OEM clients if the market does take off. Navigant Research forecasts that annual sales of hydraulic hybrid vehicles will grow to 6,496 vehicles by 2025 under a conservative scenario and 64,130 under an aggressive scenario.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the current very limited market for hydraulic hybrids and includes a brief history and projections of how quickly the market could grow. Global market forecasts for annual sales of hydraulic hybrid vehicles, segmented by scenario (conservative and aggressive), extend through 2025. The report also provides in-depth profiles of key players and assessments of market segments, regional trends, and technology issues.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What are the benefits of hydraulic hybrid drive?
  • Which applications are best suited for hydraulic hybrid technology?
  • How long has this technology been available?
  • Who are the major players in this emerging market?
  • When will the market for hydraulic hybrid vehicles take off?
Who needs this report?
  • Automotive manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Hydraulics components suppliers
  • Fleet managers
  • Off-highway vehicle manufacturers
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Hybrid Vehicle Market

2.1  Technology

2.2  A Brief History

2.3  Market Segments

2.3.1   Off-Highway Uses

2.3.2   Buses

2.3.3   Delivery Trucks

2.3.4   Heavy Trucks

2.3.5   Light Duty Vehicles

2.4  Regional Trends

2.5  Cost Estimates

2.6  Existing Fleet

2.7  Key Players

2.7.1   Altair

2.7.2   Artemis Intelligent Power

2.7.3   Bosch

2.7.4   Bosch Rexroth

2.7.5   CALSTART

2.7.6   Caterpillar

2.7.7   Chrysler

2.7.8   Dana Corporation

2.7.9   Eaton

2.7.10  EPA

2.7.11  FEV

2.7.12  Ford

2.7.13  INNAS BV

2.7.14  KersTech Vehicle Systems

2.7.15  Lightning Hybrids

2.7.16  NRG Dynamix

2.7.17  Parker Hannifin

2.7.18  PSA Peugeot Citroën

2.7.19  RDS Technologies

3. Conclusions and Recommendations

3.1  Detailed Forecasts

3.2  Conclusions

List of Tables, Charts, and Figures

  • Annual Sales of Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles by Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
  • Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
  • Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
  • Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles in Service, World Markets: 2003-2013
  • UPS Hydraulic Hybrid Delivery Truck
  • Altair Bus Powertrain Overall Cost Comparison: 2012
  • Artemis BMW Hydraulic Hybrid Layout
  • Bosch Hydraulic Hybrid Concept
  • Caterpillar Hydraulic Hybrid Excavator
  • Parker Hannifin Hydraulic Hybrid Module
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën HYbrid Air Concept Vehicle

Report Details

  • Pages: 21
  • Tables, Charts,
  • Release Date: 4Q 2013

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