The Europe Automotive Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems Market is anticipated to register a CAGR of about 6.92% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).
- The technological level for the Automotive Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems Market has evolved with the emergence of modern engine design and active exhaust gas aftertreatment systems. As a result of all this, there is decrease of exhaust emissions from automobiles over the last decade. Although, with continuous production in vehicle numbers and with car ownership reaching at its all-time high, the challenges for scientists and engineers to develop further improved exhaust aftertreatment systems has been much focused and researched upon.
- EU Parliament and the Council have started legislating targeted CO2 emissions post 2019. The parliament had earlier proposed 30% reduction in CO2 emissions on light-duty vehicles between 2020 – 2025. But now parliament has voted to increase the reduction rate to 40%. Also, stringent restrictions have been put under this new law ever since the Volkswagen emissions scandal. These type of initiatives are likely to increase the automotive exhaust aftertreatment system market in the country.
- However, with the emergence of electric vehicles and increasing ban on diesel vehicles especially in the developed nation, the growth for Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems the market will face challenges. However, Europe is a growing market for exhaust systems with growing opportunities in the countries like the United Kingdom, Germany and France and in Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Romania.
Key Market Trends
Growth in Emission Control Technology in Automotive and Transportation Industry
Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems engineers work hand in hand with OEM manufacturers to develop emissions control systems that enable both gasoline and diesel-powered engines to provide cost effective solution while also mandating emissions level regulation set by government.
• With technologies such as Particulate control, compound control, NOX control system and newer exhaust system featuring air gap pipe, designed to work together with other components, provide superior thermal efficiency and improve fuel economy.
• The Diesel Particulate filter (DPF) provides effective solution in which an advanced modular design allows easy cleaning and servicing of engine vehicle for every 200,000 miles. Technologies such as the ash modeling particulate Computer Aided Engineering and computational fluid dynamics help design better DPF system. Also, such an advanced design allows technicians to remove the DPF from any vehicle in less than 15 minutes.
Stringent Emission Control Regulations Driving Growth
European Automobile Manufacturers Association has around 250 million passenger cars and 30 million light commercial vehicles. Around 42 % of the passenger cars all light commercial vehicles remain diesel-powered. Moreover, reports suggest that over 93 million of these diesel vehicles do not have diesel particulate filters present.
- After Volkswagen Scandal, the automotive exhaust emission testing had come under global scrutiny. Resulting in the European Commission to gain greater authority when coming to the approval of car models in Europe. When the uncovered US Volkswagen Scandal, led to an EU recall of 8.5 million vehicles, pushed the automaker into a crisis and left policy makers in Europe scrambling to patch up regulatory loopholes that had existed since the 1990’s
- These cars emitted 40% more the legal limit of nitrogen dioxide (NOx). While now a days cars with new diesel engines are cleaner, manufacturers are still exploiting loopholes to sell cars that are emit much more pollutants than required. However, organizations such as the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) have now taken up the task to certify exhaust emissions of cars and light commercial vehicles, including NOx by themselves instead of accepting third part validation. Strict and defined laboratory test, using a chassis dynamometer, with well-defined ambient parameters for temperature and humidity.
Also, the legislative framework has now granted access to Europe’s Commission Enforcement powers to suspend or withdraw vehicle type-approvals, launch recalls of non-compliant vehicles and apply penalties.
The market is experiencing a steady growth over the last few years. The market remains ever evolving with newer technology and favorable government regulations. The market remains consolidated with the existing players over the past decade.
The key players in the Europe Automotive Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems Market are Delphi Technologies PLC, Cummins, Tenneco Inc., Donaldson Company, Bosal Group, John Matthey, and Magneti Marelli.
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