Automotive Electric Fuel Pumps : A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
Follow us on LinkedIn – Technological advancements over the decades have transformed the automotive industry worldwide. Changing consumer preferences, growing focus on improving safety and environmental benefits, have played instrumental roles in the evolution of automobiles. As an essential component in an automobile’s engineering design, fuel pumps are a part of a vehicle’s fuel delivery system and are designed to pump fuel from the fuel tank and deliver it to the engine via a fuel injector. Modern electronic fuel injection engines cannot function without a fuel pump since the system requires fuel to be sprayed into the internal combustion engine.
The last decade witnessed the replacement of mechanical and/or engine driven fuel pumps with electric fuel pumps. Developments in electric fuel pumps and its mass adoption were largely driven by the trend towards electrifying all operating components in an automobile. Modern cars today are integrated with electric fuel pumps which are placed inside the fuel tank to ensure greater efficiency in pushing gasoline to the engine. Other advantages of placing the electric fuel pump inside the fuel tank submerged in cool liquid fuel is reduction in the risk of explosion since the pump is protected from gasoline vapor, elimination of fuel boiling, increased pump life and lower electrical load. Today, electric fuel pumps have become a de-facto standard for fuel supply to engines in the automotive industry.
Against the backdrop of rising fuel prices, focus on fuel efficiency, and legislation of strict penalty driven vehicular emission norms, demand is growing steadily for brushless fuel pumps. Increased interest in brushless designs of fuel pumps is driven by benefits like reduced CO2 emissions and improved vehicle mileage. Currently being developed for electric fuel pumps are brushless electric motors with reliable variable speed three-phase motor control for optimum fuel delivery. The coming years are forecast to witness steady replacement of brushed direct current (DC) fuel pumps with brushless fuel pumps. This replacement is expected to be especially swift in the commercial vehicles market since these vehicles demand more robust, rugged and rigorous component solutions. Diesel engine driven heavy vehicles are subject to high levels of vibration that result in brush/commutator erosion since vibration causes the brush to lose contact with the carbon commutator surface. Also, the differing quality of diesel fuel with contaminants like sulfur, dirt, and ester, tend to reduce the operating life of a brushed fuel pump. These drawbacks provide the perfect business case for brushless DC fuel pumps especially roller vane style fuel pumps.
Increased investments in R&D to enhance fuel pump design and its control electronics is expected to open up newer avenues for growth in the market. Also, the growing focus on reducing vehicle weight to enhance fuel efficiency will create strong demand for smaller, more compact fuel pump designs.
Global automotive production has a direct impact on the demand for electric fuel pumps. Higher number of cars produced translates into increased orders for electric fuel pumps and vice versa. Therefore, any disruptions in vehicle production tend to distort opportunities in the market. Healthy automobile production in developing countries is thereby poised to benefit the market in the coming years. Strong GDP growth, rising affluence, growing base of middle class population, lower per capita ownership of automobiles and the huge untapped potential offered therein and increasing urbanization are factors which are encouraging strong demand for automobiles in these countries. In other words, there exists a strong correlation between national income in a given economy and automobile ownership rates. Robust growth in vehicle ownership is therefore forecasted in BRIC and CIVETS in the medium to long term, given that in economies where per capita GDP (GDP/person) averages to over US$4,500, auto ownership tend to double at a rate faster than the rate of growth in per capita income.
As stated by the new market research report on Automotive Electric Fuel Pumps, Asia-Pacific represents the largest as well as the fastest growing market worldwide growing at a projected CAGR of 8.1% over the analysis period. Europe ranks as the second largest region with immediate growth overshadowed by the weak domestic automotive industry. Austerity measures, fiscal consolidation as a result of widening deficits, higher taxes, rising unemployment, decline in GDP growth and reduced consumer spending are expected to negatively impact demand in the region for the year 2013.
Major players in the market include ACDelco, Airtex Products LP, Daewha Fuel Pump Industries Ltd., Delphi Corporation, Denso Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH and Visteon Corporation, among others.
The research report titled “Automotive Electric Fuel Pumps : A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections in Units for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America) and Rest of World.
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