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CNG Powertrain Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Drive (Front Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive, and All Wheel Drive), By Application (Passenger Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles), By Fuel (Mono Fuel and Bi-Fuel), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI108015 | Status : Ongoing



CNG Powertrain vehicles use spark-ignited internal combustion engines that use natural gas to fuel combustion. The CNG fuel system transports high-pressure gas, kept in a specialized fuel tank, through the fuel lines to a pressure regulator, which lowers the pressure to an optimum level as required by the engine. The gas is then injected into the combustion chamber or intake manifold, where it is mixed with air and compressed before getting ignited by a spark plug.

The goal of net zero carbon emission is driving the market for alternative transitional fuels. Particle matters significantly contributes to vehicle pollution, and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has lesser particulate matter, resulting in lower carbon emission. Greater adoption of CNG vehicles reduces the dependency on foreign fuel, and due to the lesser price of CNG compared to crude oil, it has emerged as a financially viable choice for increasing no of consumers.

The demand for the CNG Powertrain is continuously fueled by the surge in automotive fleets, emerging commercial vehicle infrastructure, and advancements in manufacturing technology. Governments worldwide are focusing on decreasing the emanation of greenhouse gases from automobiles, which is one of the foremost contributors to the erratic rise of air pollution. Since CNG vehicles emit less greenhouse gases than vehicles fueled by other fossil fuels, demand for the CNG Powertrain market is anticipated to rise at a remarkable pace. 

Impact of COVID-19 on the automotive gas cylinder market

The pandemic introduced a temporary worldwide shutdown in many sectors. This temporary shutdown impacted various industries negatively, leading to revenue decline, loss of product sales, slowed production rate, unemployment, and many other severe impacts. This led to an economic downturn as the majority of the manufacturing facilities were suspended or working at half capacity.

It is quite intuitive that the growth of the CNG Powertrain market is positively correlated with the growth of the overall automotive market. As COVID-19 hit the world in early 2020, all the major economies had multiple setbacks due to lockdowns and supply chain bottlenecks. China and Japan play a vital role in passenger car production; both countries had to significantly cut back on their production. FY-20 was highly dissatisfied when it came to passenger car sales throughout the globe because consumer sentiments and preferences took a massive shift. Consumers started refraining from buying luxury goods.

The closure of production plants and shortage of workforce due to stricter social distancing norms also affected the production of new vehicles. Another issue was regarding the procurement of raw materials. The supply chain tailback affected the companies to procure sufficient raw materials to meet their production needs, and at the same time, the elevated inflation has significantly raised the cost of production.

Key Insights

The report will cover the following key insights:

  • Key Industry Developments – Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships.

  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis.

  • Technological Developments.

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the CNG Powertrain Market.

Regional Analysis

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The Asia Pacific region is predicted to lead the CNG Powertrain market over the coming years. The CNG Powertrain market is positively correlated with the growth of the overall automotive industry. APAC is witnessing an attractive demand for both Passenger and commercial vehicles owing to the increased preference of consumers to own cars and increased penetration of industry and its related services, respectively. Multiple factors that strengthen our notion of APAC being the leader include the rising populace migrating to the Middle-income bracket, rising disposable income, multiple presences of OEM in China and Japan, Cheap access to labor, emission reduction regulation, and growing urbanization, among others. The increasing use of CNG-powered passenger cars by taxi service providers and service delivery businesses will also contribute towards positive growth for the CNG Powertrain market.  Additionally, Asia-Pacific's market growth is optimistic because the region heavily engages in automotive development activities, such as fuel-efficient engines to cater to the market and increasing R&D to meet the strict government norms.

Key Players Covered

The report includes the profiles of key players such as Cummins Inc., AB Volvo, Robert Bosch GmbH, FPT Industrial, Ford Motor Company, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Volkswagen AG, Hyundai Motor Company, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, Honda Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.


By Drive

By Fuel Type

By Application

By Geography

  • Front Wheel Drive

  • Rear Wheel Drive

  • All Wheel Drive



  • Mono Fuel engine

  • Bi-Fuel engine







  • Passenger Vehicles

  • Commercial Vehicles





  • North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, South Korea, and Rest of APAC)

  • Rest of the World


Key Industry Developments

  • January 2023 – Maruti Suzuki launched two CNG powertrain options for the SUV, Grand Vitara.

  • June 2023 – Tata Motors doubles down its production on CNG variants as demand surges owing to the lesser price of CNG.

  • October 2021 – Cummins has launched an engine named Cummins X15N Engine, a 15-liter natural engine for heavy-duty trucks that is a specifically modified bi-fuel engine, which can operate on both diesel and CNG.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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