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The global automotive electric vacuum pump market size was USD 1.11 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 2.40 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.2% during the forecast period.
The automotive electric vacuum pump enhances the performance of the engine. It is driven by the camshaft in the engine. Servo-assistance is provided to the braking systems of motor vehicles. It is used to reduce the load, which is applied on the brake pedal for a particular braking effect. A vacuum brake booster is typically used to provide vacuum assistance. A vacuum pump is driven mechanically by the depression by engine inlet manifold or the vehicle engine.
However, recently, automotive electric vacuum pumps (EVPs) are gaining popularity as they are not dependent on the vehicle engine, which allows greater flexibility in the utilization of engine compartment and engine design. The electric vacuum pump turns on only when the brakes are applied and avoid running continuously without demand at high speeds. Automotive electric vacuum pumps support all engines and support a flexible vehicle platform concept. These factors are leading to increased adoption of automotive EVPs.
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Use of Advanced Materials in EVPs is one of the rising trends in Electric Vacuum Pump Market
Key market suppliers are continuously working towards bringing innovations and improvements in the manufacture of automotive electric vacuum pumps. The key players are introducing materials with enhanced wear rate predictability. Manufacturers are also utilizing innovative materials to extend the life of electric vacuum pump vanes. Additionally, benefits such as improved ring seal by relieving crankcase pressure below the rings, reduced gas pollution, and reduced lubricant contamination are positive factors impacting the R&D of this technology. Also, the recent introduction of predictive maintenance systems in which a remote diagnostic center receives information and schedules maintenance. Predictive maintenance is one of the rising trends towards the elimination of errors for the braking systems.
Need for improving the Fuel Efficiency and Durability of Vehicles is Expected to Drive the Market Growth
The key factor fueling the automotive electric vacuum pump market growth is the improved fuel efficiency of vehicles via the adoption of automotive EVPs. It can be switched on and off according to demand. Hence, the excessive energy consumption of idling mechanical pumps can be averted. On-demand pump operation, moreover, contributes to potentially longer service life for the pump while increasing the life of the motor. The absence of a mechanical pump also reduces the load on the engine lubrication system, as no extra oil is required for lubricating the vacuum pump. This can allow more compact design of the pump, which in turn boosts engine efficiency. Averting improper braking, even in unfavorable driving conditions, reduces excessive CO2 emissions and thus preserves fuel, which improves the fuel efficiency of a vehicle. Thus, the development of automotive EVPs that allow engine-independent vacuum generation for brake boosters will boost the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the growing demand for mobility services all over the globe and greater awareness concerning global warming and vehicle safety is driving the adoption of highly fuel-efficient vehicles equipped with automotive EVPs.
Increasing Adoption of Electric Vehicles to Boost the Market
Vehicle electrification has fueled innovation in the automotive electric vacuum pump market. Advanced automotive EVPs help to enhance the overall vehicle performance as they can achieve a high degree of vacuum pressure within a short time. Also, modern automotive EVPs for EVs are designed to be barely audible when driving with an excellent structure-borne noise insulation system and low air-borne noise emissions. Also, manufacturers are increasing expenditure on R&D activities to reduce the use of IC engines in hybrid vehicles and examine the performance of automotive electric vacuum pumps under harsh temperatures. For example, in HEVs electric vacuum pump allows all-electric motion with the ICE switched off.
However, the power braking function is fully operational as in conventional IC engine vehicles. Hence the electric vacuum pump enables the vehicle to run in coasting mode and with additional fuel savings owing to reduced drivetrain resistance.
Malfunctioning of EVP and Durability Problems with Pumps
The failure of automotive EVPs leads to issues regarding the pressing of the brake pedal and insufficient generation of vacuum. OEM pumps work without a problem for a short time as they are not intended to be used in an oily environment. Some modifications are necessary to make these pumps compatible with oil. The components of the pump are designed for oil-free air cooling. Rapid enhancements in mechanical pumps, such as delivering higher braking force and improvement of vacuum-free braking systems, are some of the factors expected to restrain the growth of this market. For example, General Motors is working towards the adoption of vacuum-free braking systems for its pick-up trucks. ZF Friedrichshafen has developed a vacuum independent integrated brake control system that simplifies the architecture of the braking system while improving performance capabilities.
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Battery Electric Vehicle Expected to Hold the Largest Market Share
Based on electric vehicle type, the market is segmented into hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). The BEV segment is expected to show significant growth in this market owing to the rise in the rate of adoption of new energy vehicles in high volume regions such as China and the popularity of BEVs in Europe. The HEV segment is also expected to show steady growth in this market as key manufacturers have developed automotive EVPs that enable smooth vehicle operation with the IC engine switched off while retaining full power braking functionality. The PHEV segment is also expected to show steady growth in this market.
Passenger Cars Expected to Hold the Largest Market Share
In terms of application, the automotive EVP market is segmented into passenger cars, light commercial vehicles (LCV), and heavy commercial vehicles (HCV). The passenger car segment holds the largest share in the electric vacuum pump market, owing to the high production of passenger cars globally and stringent government regulations related to fuel efficiency. The heavy commercial vehicle segment is also expected to show good growth in this market as a result of increased demand in developing countries to fulfill the growing transportation sector needs. The light commercial vehicle segment is expected to show steady growth in this market as they provide powerful yet fuel-efficient engines and low operating costs, which is optimal for intra-city operations.
North America Automotive Electric Vacuum Pump (EVP) Market Size, 2018 (USD Billion)
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APAC is projected to hold the largest share of the global automotive electric vacuum pump market owing to the high number of automobile sales in the region and a significant rise in the adoption of electric vehicles in countries such as Japan and China. OEMs are planning to increase their production volume coupled with the introduction of rapid technological advancements in manufacturing facilities in emerging nations such as China, and India, among others. Europe is projected to hold the second-largest market share, which is primarily attributed to stringent government regulations on emission levels. Therefore, the high sale and production of EVs have propelled market growth in this region. North America is also expected to show good growth in this market over the forecast period. The presence of popular automotive manufacturing companies and a need to introduce effective fuel efficiency measures in the pickup truck segment is expected to boost the market growth in this region.
Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA to Emerge Dominant Owing to Increasing R&D Activities
Hellas Electric Vacuum Pumps ensure that car manufacturers meet emission marks while satisfying consumer demand for smooth and consistent brake pedal-feel with reliable performance. Different types of automotive EVPs (UP28, UP30, UP32, UP5.0) have been developed, which can be distinguished by their respective performance and the size of their vehicle braking system.
However, Rheinmetall Automotive AG also continues to provide rugged and extremely durable pumps such as the EVP40, which can be used in hybrid and electric vehicles as well as conventional drivetrains.
The automotive electric vacuum pump market report provides a detailed analysis of the market and focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, product types, and leading applications of the product. Besides this, the report offers insights into the market trends and highlights the key industry developments. In addition to the factors above, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the growth of the market over recent years.
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Fortune Business Insights says that the global market size was USD 1.11 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 2.40 billion by 2026.
In 2018, the market value stood at USD 1.11 billion.
This is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.2% and will exhibit steady growth in the forecast period (2019-2026).
The body parts segment is expected to be the leading segment in this market during the forecast period.
The increasing adoption of electric vehicles is fueling the demand for automotive EVPs.
Hella GmbH Co. & KGaA is the leading player in the global market.
Asia Pacific dominated the market in 2018.
Growing focus on reducing excess energy consumption in vehicles and improving engine efficiency via adequate braking are some of the factors expected to drive the adoption of automotive EVPs.
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