Ron Hesse

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48 Volt Market Outlook - report

Report publish date: December 2016

Automotive electrical systems taxed by technologies for meeting tightening global fuel-economy and carbon-dioxide emissions regulations soon will be clamoring for more power, and the answer appears to be shifting from traditional 12V technology to 48V systems capable of handling the higher loads.

WardsAuto explores the implications of a shift to 48V in a new special report written for automakers and suppliers to be affected by the changeover.

Order this brand-new report to get a better understanding of the system technologies, the value equation in terms of cost and benefit, current activities by OEMs and suppliers, obstacles and opportunities, and forecasts.


• Why 48V?  And Why Now?
• Regulations Drive Change
• Cost-Benefit And Added Value


Current OEM Strategies
• VW/Audi
• Ford
• GM
• Hyundai/Kia
• Jaguar/Land Rover
• Mercedes
• Volvo

Current Supplier Strategies
• Bosch
• Continental
• Controlled Power Technologies and Ricardo
• Delphi
• Hella
• Johnson Controls Power Systems
• Mitsubishi Electric
• Schaeffler Group
• Sumitomo Electric
• Valeo

Market Outlook

WardsAuto Survey Results

WardsAuto Market Forecast

Industry and Government Perspectives
• SAE World Congress – Thoughts and opinions from 6 key industry executives
• Interview with David Howell – Manager, Energy Storage Research and Development, U.S. Department of Energy



More WardsAuto Intelligence:

The 48 Volt report is only one of the many areas of insight and intelligence offered by WardsAuto on the coming changes.  We also offer forecasts of vehicle and powertrain production, competitive green powertrain strategy analysis, fuel economy indexes and much more.