Global Microcars Industry

  • February 2015
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
  • -
  • 96 pages

This report analyzes the Global market for Microcars in Units. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a four-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 38 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Daimler AG
Grecav Auto Srl
Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.
PSA Peugeot Citroën S.A
Piaggio & C. Spa

Table Of Contents

Global Microcars Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW and ANALYSIS II-1
Microcars - Pacing Up to Alter Global Auto Landscape II-1
Peek into Major Growth Drivers II-2
Key Market Inhibitors II-2
Key Statistical Findings II-3
Table 1: World Passenger Car Market: Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for Years 2014 and 2018 by Geographic Region/Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: Leading Players in the World Passenger Car Market
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by Company
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: Global Cars Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales by Category (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 4: Global Small Cars Market (2014 and 2018): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4

2. TRENDS AND ISSUES II-5
Microcars Go Electric II-5
Table 5: Worldwide Electric Vehicles Market (2014):
Percentage Share of Unit Sales by Vehicle Class - Light Duty
and Heavy Duty (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Growing Trend towards Small and Low-Speed Electric Vehicles II-5
Fuel Efficiency and Vehicle Emission Standards Gain Increased
Focus II-6
Review of Green House Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy
Standards for Vehicles Across the World II-6
Hybrid Cars to Remain in Race in Near Term II-7
Government Incentives Driving the Microelectric Car Segment II-7
Changing Mobility Trends Affect Design Changes II-7
Safety Aspect Remains High Priority among Consumers II-8
Stringent Eco-Norms and Safety Rules to Increase Prices of
Microcars II-8
Adoption of E-Trikes Gains Momentum in Indonesia II-8
Foray of Quadricycle Microcars in Israel II-8
Small Engine Compact Cars to Witness Robust Demand II-8
Convergence - A Highlighting Feature II-9
Technologies Evolve to Revolutionize Driving Experience II-9
In-Car Internet Connectivity - The Next Mega Trend II-10
Marked Shifts in Automotive Value Chains II-10

3. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE II-11
Peek into Select Microcar Models II-11

4. REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE II-13

4a. NORTH AMERICA II-13
A.Market Analysis II-13
Micro Electric Cars Gain Prominence II-13
New Car Models to Drive the Micro Segment II-14
US Government Announces 54.5-mpg CAFÉ Standard for Improved
Emission Norms and Fuel Efficiency II-14
B.Market Analytics II-15
Table 6: North American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Microcars/Microelectric Vehicles Market with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 7: North American Historic Review for
Microcars/Microelectric Vehicles Market with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16

4b. JAPAN II-17
A.Market Analysis II-17
Government Initiatives to Propel Microcar Segment II-17
Leading Players II-17
Table 8: Leading Players in the Japanese Mini Cars Market
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Daihatsu Motor, Suzuki Motor, Honda Motor Co., and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
B.Market Analytics II-18
Table 9: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Microcars/Microelectric Vehicles Market with Annual
Sales in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 10: Japanese Historic Review for
Microcars/Microelectric Vehicles Market with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19

4c. EUROPE II-20
A.Market Analysis II-20
Table 11: UK Quadricycle Microcars Market (2011-2014):
Breakdown of Number of Licensed Vehicles (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Top Cities for Microcars II-21
Solar Electric Microcar - A New Development II-21
B.Market Analytics II-22
Table 12: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Microcars/Microelectric Vehicles Market with Annual
Sales in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 13: European Historic Review for
Microcars/Microelectric Vehicles Market with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-23

5. GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY - A REVIEW II-24
Cautiously Optimistic Outlook for the Global Economy Provides
Hope II-24
Europe Hopes for Recovery Despite Volatility and Risks of a Relapse II-26
Table 14: EU Real GDP Growth Rates in % by Country (2014 and
2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28
European Debt Crisis Escalates and Hits the Automotive Industry
Hard II-28
Table 15: European Automobile Market: Plant Capacity
Utilization for the Years 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29
Expanding Automotive Production Activity in Asia-Pacific II-29
China and India to Play Important Role II-30
China's Slowing GDP and its Impact on the Asian Automotive
Industry II-30
Table 16: Chinese Passenger Cars Market (2003, 2011 and 2013):
Value of Car Sales as a Percentage of GDP (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 17: Chinese Automotive Industry (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by Province (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32
Mini Electric Cars Gaining Prominence II-33
Aiming at Global Leadership in Electric Car Market II-33
India - A Promising Market for Small Cars II-34
Table 18: Indian Hatchback Cars Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Company (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 19: Indian Hatchback Cars Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Share by Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-35

6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-36
Definition II-36
History and Evolution II-36
Endearing Benefits of Microcars II-37

7. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-38
Tata Unveils Nano Twist II-38
KAIST Develops Foldable and Compact Electric Car II-38
Mercedes to Develop X-Class II-38
Honda Unveils MC-beta II-38
Rinspeed Unveils MicroMAX II-38
Honda Develops Micro-Sized EV Prototype II-38
Tata Technologies Unveils eMO Micro Electric Vehicle II-38
Modi Develops Pius II-38
Toyota Showcases Micro Electric Car “INSECT” II-38

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-39
Micro Car Establishes Assembly Plant II-39
Micro Cars and Amana Bank Join Forces II-39
Micro Cars to Establish Production and Assembly Facility II-39
Polaris Takes Over Aixam Mega II-39
Toyota Tsusho and National University of Singapore Collaborate
for Research on Electric Vehicles II-39
AZAPA to Manufacture Electric Driven Micro Compact Cars II-39

9. FOCUS ON SELECT KEY PLAYERS II-40
Daimler AG (Germany) II-40
Grecav Auto Srl (Italy) II-40
Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (India) II-40
PSA Peugeot Citroën S.A (France) II-41
Piaggio and C. Spa (Italy) II-41
Renault S.A. (France) II-41
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-42
Suzuki Motor Corp. (Japan) II-42
Tata Motors Limited (India) II-43
Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) II-43
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-44


III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 38 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 44)

The United States (6)
Japan (11)
Europe (21)
- France (5)
- Germany (2)
- The United Kingdom (6)
- Italy (6)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (6)

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