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London, United Kingdom, 2008/04/29 - Report Buyer added a new report showing that the total OE alternator market was worth nearly 1.3 billion in 2007, with potential to be worth nearly 1.6 billion in 2014.
Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report showing that the total OE alternator market was worth nearly 1.3 billion in 2007, with potential to be worth nearly 1.6 billion in 2014.
Global Market Review of Starter Motors and Alternators: Forecasts to 2014 estimates that in the light commercial vehicle segment, around 3.3 million alternators were sold in the EU in 2007, with market volume potential to reach 4 million by 2014.
The report shows that the increasing use of power-hungry options in modern passenger cars, such as heated seats and quick-defrost glass is placing unprecedented demands on automotive charging systems.
Authors of the report note that, in response, the technology and specifications for the components used in starters and alternators (collectively known as rotating electrics) have become more advanced, and the growing complexity of passenger cars and light trucks has resulted in a significant increase in the sheer number of different alternators and starters.
They further note that, in terms of design, the accent is on lightweight construction with higher outputs and better reliability than ever before; with manufacturers also having to address environmental, noise and high under-bonnet temperature concerns.
So, while the latest starters and alternators provide improved power generation capacity, they are also smaller, lighter and quieter in order to improve fuel consumption, help reduce CO2 and improve cabin comfort.
This report investigates recent innovations in both conventional starter motors and alternators and integrated starter-alternators in the technical review, and profiles of the major manufacturers, from Bosch to Valeo are provided.
Global Market Review of Starter Motors and Alternators: Forecasts to 2014 is available from Report Buyer. For more information, see website.
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