Major players in the military vehicle electrification market are BAE Systems, ARQUUS , Leonardo SpA, Textron Inc, General Motors, Oshkosh Corporation, Nikola Corporation, Otokar Otomotive, QinetiQ, Polaris Inc, Epsilor-Electric Fuel Ltd, Nexter Group, ST Engineering, Tesla Inc, ASELSAN AS, AM General, and Highland Systems.
The global military vehicle electrification market is expected to grow from $4.27 billion in 2021 to $4.80 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.30%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, effecting many every markets across the globe. The military vehicle electrification market is expected to reach $8.29 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 14.66%.
The military vehicle electrification market consists of sales of military vehicle electrification solutions and services by entities (organizations, sole traders, and partnerships) that are used for electrifying the military vehicles by replacing traditionally used fossil fuels with electricity to power light-duty vehicles, medium-and heavy-duty trucks, and others. The primary goal of military vehicle electrification is to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
The main types of military vehicle electrification technologies are hybrid and fully electric.The hybrid military vehicle refers to a vehicle that can work with fuel and battery.
These hybrid vehicles store energy during braking and decelerating by converting kinetic energy to electricity.The military vehicle can be operated manned, autonomous/ semi-autonomous.
Electrification systems are used in combat, support, and unmanned armored vehicles in power generation, cooling systems, energy storage, traction drive systems, and power conversion.
North America as the largest region in the military vehicle electrification market in 2021.Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the forecast period.
The regions covered in military vehicle electrification market report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.
The increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries for military vehicles is expected to propel the growth of the military vehicle electrification market.Over the years, lithium-ion batteries have been widely used in military applications such as tactical radios, thermal imagers, ECM, ESM, and portable computing.
The usage of lithium batteries is expected to further expand to heavy-duty platforms, such as military vehicles, boats, shelter applications, aircraft, and missiles in coming years. For instance, in July 2021, the U.S Department of Defence invested $1.65 million in NanoGraf Corporation, a US-based company that manufactures and sells lithium-ion batteries. The investment aims to give U.S. military troops better portable power for the gear they need to use in a safe and efficient manner. NanoGraf will create silicon anode-based lithium-ion technology that is compatible with all portable batteries in order to achieve a runtime increase of 50–100% over conventional graphite anode lithium-ion cells. Therefore, increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries for military vehicles is driving the growth of the military vehicle electrification market.
Product innovation is the key trend that is gaining popularity in the military vehicle electrification market.Major companies operating in the military vehicle electrification market focus on product innovations that could give better solutions and strengthen their position in the market.
For instance, in June 2022, Textron Inc., a US-based company operating in military vehicle electrification, introduced its advanced military electrification solution for existing armoured vehicle electrification. It aims to retain the advanced mobility of traditional drivelines by harnessing technologies to enable the pressing requirements of military users. Harnessing technology is the potential utilization of power and energy by controlling the system and storing its energy for later consumption. This company’s solution provides a faster route for vehicle electrification than whole-vehicle design programs, which provides the ability to export electric power to charge more solid systems and run vehicles in full-electric silent mode for limited periods on the battlefield.
In April 2022, Textron Inc, a US-based aviation and aerospace component manufacturing company, acquired Pipistrel for $221.94 million (€218 million). With this acquisition, Textron Inc aims to strengthen its product portfolio in the electrification of military vehicles business and gain a market advantage in the aerospace and defence sector. Pipistrel has incorporated Textron’s newest business division, Textron eAviation, which will follow Textron’s long-term goal to provide a family of environmentally friendly aircraft for urban air mobility, general aviation, freight, and mission roles. Pipistrel Group is a Slovenia-based aircraft manufacturer that specializes in electric aircraft.
The countries covered in the military vehicle electrification market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, USA.
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