1. Market Research
  2. > Automotive
  3. > Auto Parts Market Trends

Technology Analysis of Advanced Exhaust Heat Recovery Systems in Passenger Cars 

  • October 2015
  • 41 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 3356425


Table of Contents

Technology Analysis of Advanced Exhaust Heat Recovery Systems in Passenger Cars : Thermoelectric Generator and Turbogenerator Success Expected after 2020

Exhaust heat recovery (EHR) is a promising approach to reducing fuel consumption of future vehicles powered by internal combustion engines. Besides reducing exhaust emissions, EHR concepts focus on improving the use of primary energy. Irrespective of displacement, contemporary internal combustion engines convert less than 40% of the fuel energy used into mechanical energy. In low-load urban driving cycles, efficiency can fall below 20%. This study provides a strategic overview of EHR technologies in the passenger vehicle market in Europe and North America, including key R&D trends, market drivers and restraints, and adoption goals. Other objectives include analysing disruptive technology alerts and market direction by OEM from 2015 to 2022.

Executive Summary—Key Findings

Technology Challenges:

Fuel economy, cost of technology, ease of integration/packaging, and durability/reliability goals have not been met, and the thermoelectric generator (TEG) and Rankine cycle exhaust heat recovery system (EHRS) technologies need significant development. Thus, OEMs expect the commercial implementation of these two technologies beyond 2020.

Technology Preference:

TEG is favoured as a more viable solution due to technological improvements, low technology cost, less packaging space/integration effort, and a better durability/reliability in comparison to Rankine cycle. OEMs are of the opinion that the Rankine cycle is less suitable for passenger car applications.

Rankine Engine Outlook & Challenges:

Rankine cycle cost, weight, and reliability are the major challenges for Rankine cycle recovery systems, which are unlikely to be commercialized before 2020. Honda is targeting Rankine cycle for hybrid application.

Exhaust Heat Recovery (Ehr) Technologies—Adoption Detterents:

High cost, complexity of integration, and low energy recovery potential of current generation of EHR technologies are a major deterrent for TEG and turbogenerator adoption.

Key Questions this Study will Answer

- What are the advantages and considerations (e.g., cost of system, integration issues, CO2 emission levels, and efficiency gain) that OEMs weigh before adopting EHR systems?
- What is the systems introduction strategy for key OEMs in Europe and North America and what are their preferred technologies?
- How will these technologies penetrate different segments in key global OEM line-ups for Europe and North America?
- What are the pertinent indices to measure the performance of these systems? How will these systems evolve over the coming years to match the market demands?

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

Veronica helps you find the right report:


The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

Global Connected Car Market Outlook, 2017

  • $ 10000
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by Frost & Sullivan

OEMs Plan to Embrace Servicification Model Targeting $50 Billion Aftersales Market While 200 New Start-ups Prepare to Disrupt the Industry with Unique Platform-based Business Models The 2017 connected ...

Worldwide Automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment System and Microprocessor Forecast, 2017-2021

  • $ 5720
  • Industry report
  • May 2017
  • by IDC

This IDC study provides data for the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system for 2016-2021, with analysis and commentary. The automobile continues to represent the largest single application growth opportunity ...

Connected Car Devices Market by communication type, Connectivity Type, Product Type, Vehicle Type, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

  • $ 5650
  • Industry report
  • April 2017
  • by MarketsandMarkets

“Stringency of vehicle safety legislations in developed regions, improving socio-economic conditions in developing regions along with growing demand for electric vehicles across the globe to fuel the ...


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.