Europe Automotive Start-Stop Battery Market size exceeded USD 2.6 billion in 2019 and annual installation is anticipated to exceed 20 million units by 2026. The rising demand for energy efficient vehicles will drive the market demand for product across the region. The AGM batteries held high market share in terms both value and units in 2019.
Automotive start-stop battery is a lead-based battery unit that has been deployed to support the start-stop technology that multiple Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are now adding to the automobiles. The automotive start-stop technology allows the vehicle to be turned off when the vehicles are at rest or idling and start over the engine whenever the accelerator is pressed. Multiple engine restart requires high performance batteries that ensure reliable re-start operation and a robust energy supply to power the vehicles.
|Market Size in 2019:||2.6 Billion (USD)|
|Forecast Period:||2020 to 2026|
|Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:||7.7%|
|2026 Value Projection:||3.0 Billion (USD)|
|Historical Data for:||2015 to 2019|
|No. of Pages:||240|
|Tables, Charts & Figures:||368|
|Segments covered:||Battery, Vehicle, End Use|
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As of now, the automotive start-stop battery sales are anticipated to witness sluggish growth on account to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Respective regulatory bodies have imposed social distancing norms to curb the spread of disease on a wide scale. Temporary closure of manufacturing facilities, and shortage of labor force are few prominent factors that will reduce the installation of automotive start-stop battery units. However, if the spread of the disease curtailed in forthcoming months, the battery market will undergo a rapid growth on account to its competitive pricing coupled with ease of raw material availability.
The Europe automotive start-stop battery market report covers the detailed analysis of industry trends segmented on country basis across battery, vehicle and end use segments. Moreover, the market forecasts & estimates are in line with the data represented by multiple regional, state and central level authorities including the European Commission, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI), European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), European Battery Recycling Association (EBRA), The World Bank, regulatory bodies and company annual reports.
AGM battery units with high capacity & cranking performance witnessing boost in market demand
Rising demand for private vehicle ownership has created a positive business outlook for Europe automotive start-stop battery industry demand. The Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries are the latest advancements in the VRLA and account for a majority of the market share across conventional passenger vehicles, automobiles with micro hybrid systems and start-stop functionality. Introduction of advanced vehicle technologies along with changing consumer preferences towards low emission have created a significant demand for automotive start-stop battery units with high cranking power.
Several countries, including Germany, UK and France witness harsh winter conditions and therefore require reliable power delivery systems with high cranking performance. AGM battery units utilizes their high-performance feature in amalgamation with start-stop technology to deliver large power reserves. Moreover, the shifting trend towards the adoption of start-stop technology from conventional SLI, to increase the fuel efficiency standards will further enhance the Europe automotive start-stop battery market share for AGM battery units.
Longer life cycle and high reliability in extreme climatic conditions are some of the key factors that will propel the product deployment across Europe.
Growing adoption of hybrid electric vehicles driving the installation of start-stop battery units
Automotive start-stop battery market growth from HEV segment is anticipated to witness growth over 16% through 2026. The rapidly growing penetration of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) owing to rising focus towards optimizing fuel consumption, improved energy efficiency and adaption of clean energy vehicles will drive the deployment of automotive start-stop batteries. In addition, extreme driving conditions coupled with ongoing advancements in vehicles platforms will propel the installation of automotive star-stop battery units in HEV.
Growing deployment of automotive start-stop battery systems across range of vehicle platforms owing to rising carbon emission levels and enforcement of stern environmental mandates have propelled the demand for start-stop batteries. High battery capacity, cost efficiency, improved reliability, safety and enhanced performance have significantly increased the deployment of HEVs across multiple automobile segments, which will further propel the business growth.
Efforts to minimize transportation related pollution to drive the industry growth
Light commercial vehicle segment is set to witness over 6% CAGR through 2026. The ongoing initiatives by regulatory bodies to promote the installation of advanced and environment friendly technologies across the transportation sector have resulted in reinforcement of carbon emission standards. Reduced emissions levels and increased financial savings in terms of optimized fuel efficiency have fueled the implementation of start-stop systems in LCV, which in turn will augment the industry growth. Changing customer preferences toward the adaption of low emission light commercial vehicles will boost the product demand over the period.
Automobile industry in Europe has been a major contributor in economic growth across the region. The automobile industry has domino effect throughout the EU economy, supporting a range of businesses and an extensive supply chain network. Light commercial vehicles (LCV) provide transportation to all, providing businesses and people with direct access to education, health and employment. According to European Automobile Manufacturers Association in 2019, new registrations of LCV showed steady growth, up by 17.5% compared to the year 2018.
Presence of a robust vehicle manufacturing sector will drive the market growth across Germany
Germany accounted for over 20% of the Europe automotive start-stop battery market in 2019. Automobile industry in Germany is one of the most well-established in Europe and country holds a major market share in the production and sales of automobiles across the EU. Growing Investments towards the research & development of automobile have empowered the companies to develop state of art vehicle technologies catering to the future mobility needs.
For instance, as per Germany Trade and Invest, in 2019, Germany automobile market recorded a turnover of approximately USD 490 billion which is equivalent to 20% of total industry revenue in Germany.
Implementation of stringent norms referring to air pollution will propel the installation of new advanced vehicle technologies including automotive start-stop battery systems and regenerative braking systems. Rising demand for high energy efficient vehicles will positively impact the Germany automotive start-stop battery growth. Steady growth in industrialization coupled with positive outlook toward automotive sector will drive the Europe automotive start-stop battery market trends.
Germany is highly characterized by the existence of a well-established service sector, and growing urbanization. In addition, the growing investments aimed towards the establishment of new automotive manufacturing facilities across the region has augmented the regional market outlook.
Backward integration & development of robust supply chain networks acting as the focal point of start stop battery industry participants
The presence of an efficient supply chain network between manufacturers and installers has accounted in high efficiencies across the overall logistic network. Suppliers and manufacturers deliver the finished batteries to the installers who are accountable for providing after sales services to end users. Moreover, market leaders are focusing heavily towards backward integration by producing battery components to achieve lower cost of production and enhance their market share across the Europe automotive start-stop battery industry.
Key industry players operating across the Europe automotive start-stop battery market comprise of Clarios, Exide Technologies, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Enersys, Crown Battery Manufacturing Company, Leoch International Technology Limited, Trojan Battery Company, NorthStar Battery Company LLC, GS Yuasa Corporation, Braille Battery, Inc, amongst others.
Europe automotive start-stop Battery market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of Units, and USD from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:
By End Use
- Passenger Vehicle
- Light Commercial Vehicle
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