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48V Market Outlook: A Wards Intelligence Special Report

48V Market Outlook Report

Automotive electrical systems taxed by technologies for meeting tightening global fuel-economy and carbon-dioxide emissions regulations soon will be clamoring for more power, and the answer appears to be shifting from traditional 12V technology to 48V systems capable of handling the higher loads.

Wards Intelligence explores the implications of a shift to 48V in a special report written for automakers and suppliers to be affected by the changeover.

Order the full report to get a better understanding of the system technologies, the value equation in terms of cost and benefit, current activities by OEMs and suppliers, obstacles and opportunities, and forecasts



  • Why 48V? And Why Now?
  • Regulations Drive Change
  • Cost-Benefit And Added Value


Current OEM Strategies

  • VW/Audi
  • BMW
  • FCA
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Hyundai/Kia
  • Jaguar/Land Rover
  • Mercedes
  • Volvo

Current Supplier Strategies

  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Controlled Power Technologies and Ricardo
  • Delphi
  • FEV

Current Supplier Strategies (cont.)

  • Hella
  • Johnson Controls Power Systems
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Schaeffler Group
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Valeo

Market Outlook

Wards Intelligence Survey Results

Wards Intelligence Market Forecast

Industry and Government Perspectives

  • SAE World Congress – Thoughts and opinions from 6 key industry executives
  • Interview with David Howell – Manager, Energy Storage Research and Development, U.S. Department of Energy