2014-02-21 05:33:02 - Lightweight Strategies of Key Global Automotive OEMs - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com
This study provides a strategic analysis of the lightweight strategies of key global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The study analyzes current OEM lightweight strategies and presents an outlook for 2020. This study also covers passenger car weight reduction trends in addition to the deployment strategies.Deep-dive analysis has been provided for lightweighting methods by focusing on particular areas and vehicle systems. The study also places emphasis on materials and emerging partnerships in the industry. It covers the role of existing and new materials targeted at lightweighting. The study concludes with a case study as well as strategic conclusions and recommendations.Executive SummaryBy 2015, x out of x OEMs are expected to reduce at least x kg* YoY of their overall fleet
weight, in order to achieve target CO2 emission levels. German OEMs like Volkswagen (VW) and BMW are expected to lead with at least a x x % weight reduction YoY using lightweight techniques.A x kg vehicle in 2012 could shed up to x % of its weight by 2020 using lightweight solutions. The cost of compliance could vary from $ x - extra for every kg reduced**. OEMs are expected to offset costs by creating luxury packages of highly-effective lightweight solutions.OEMs are expected to adopt at least three modular lightweight packages -- Evo, Inno, and Revo -- which are defined by the input material content and derived from CO2 reduction goals. These packages are expected to become differentiated, competing vehicles as brands innovate to improve sales.Focus areas such as BIW (Wave-1) followed by powertrain (Wave-2) are expected to contribute a total of about x % and x %, respectively, toward vehicle weight reduction by 2020. A Wave-3 is pursued by suppliers with revolutionary ideas is expected to find application in interiors, battery, and plastic wheels.
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