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Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market to reach USD XX billion by the end of 2030

Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market Size study & Forecast, by Type (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell, Others), by Power Rating (Below 100 kW, 100 – 200 kW, Above 200 kW), by Vehicles (Passenger Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, Bus, Trucks) and Regional Analysis, 2023-2030

Product Code: ALTAMC-94945307
Publish Date: 10-03-2024
Page: 200

Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market is valued at approximately USD XX billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than XX% during the forecast period 2023-2030. An automotive fuel cell is a device that generates electrical energy through an electrochemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. The types of automotive fuel cells are Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells, and Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells (PAFC). Moreover, the supportive government incentives and subsidies to promote the development and adoption of fuel cell vehicles, increasing hydrogen infrastructure, stringent emission regulations and the global push toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions that anticipated to support the market growth during the forecast period 2023-2030.

Additionally, the growth of a reliable hydrogen infrastructure, including refueling stations, is crucial for the widespread adoption of fuel cell vehicles. Governments and private entities are investing in the development of hydrogen infrastructure to support the expansion of the Automotive Fuel Cell Market. For instance, In May 2023, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is allocating USD 42 million across 22 projects in 14 states to accelerate the development of clean hydrogen technologies. These initiatives, overseen by the DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), aim to harness solar energy for creating hydrogen fuel. It also focus on enhancing hydrogen storage methods, reducing fuel cell costs for heavy transportation, and improving hydrogen emissions monitoring. This funding underscores the commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions and promoting hydrogen’s role in the clean energy landscape. As a result, the growing development of hydrogen infrastructure is anticipated to support the market growth. Moreover, growing advancements in fuel cell technology, and increasing investment in research and development are anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for the market. However, the high initial investments in hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and lower efficiency than BEVs and HEVs stifle market growth throughout the forecast period of 2023-2030.

The key regions considered for the Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market study includes Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the market in 2022 owing to the growing investments in hydrogen infrastructure, growing emphasis on sustainable and eco-friendly transportation solutions, stringent environmental regulations and a growing emphasis on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Whereas, the Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest growth rate over the forecast period, owing to factors such as supportive government initiatives and policies, growing hydrogen infrastructure, and increasing awareness of environmental issues.

Major market player included in this report are:
Ballard Power Systems
Hyundai Motor Company
Toyota Motor Company
Nissan Motor Corporation
Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology B.V.
Plug Power Inc
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
Daimler AG
Toshiba Corporation
Robert Bosch GmbH

Recent Developments in the Market:
Ø In October 2023, Toyota Motor introduced a compact 50kW Fuel Cell module (FC module), showcasing an innovative Fuel Cell (FC) system. This module, designed for diverse applications such as lift trucks, agricultural machinery, and construction equipment, offers flexible installation options.

Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market Report Scope:
ü Historical Data – 2020 – 2021
ü Base Year for Estimation – 2022
ü Forecast period – 2023-2030
ü Report Coverage – Revenue forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth factors, and Trends
ü Segments Covered – Type, Power Rating, Vehicles, Region
ü Regional Scope – North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa
ü Customization Scope – Free report customization (equivalent up to 8 analyst’s working hours) with purchase. Addition or alteration to country, regional & segment scope*

The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within countries involved in the study.

The report also caters detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, it also incorporates potential opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:

By Type:
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC)

By Power Rating:
Below 100 kW
100 – 200 kW
Above 200 kW

By Vehicles:
Passenger Vehicles
Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs)

By Region:

North America


Asia Pacific
South Korea

Latin America

Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Snapshot
1.2. Global & Segmental Market Estimates & Forecasts, 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
1.2.1. Automotive Fuel Cell Market, by Region, 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
1.2.2. Automotive Fuel Cell Market, by Type, 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
1.2.3. Automotive Fuel Cell Market, by Power Rating, 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
1.2.4. Automotive Fuel Cell Market, by Vehicles, 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
1.3. Key Trends
1.4. Estimation Methodology
1.5. Research Assumption
Chapter 2. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market Definition and Scope
2.1. Objective of the Study
2.2. Market Definition & Scope
2.2.1. Industry Evolution
2.2.2. Scope of the Study
2.3. Years Considered for the Study
2.4. Currency Conversion Rates
Chapter 3. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market Dynamics
3.1. Automotive Fuel Cell Market Impact Analysis (2020-2030)
3.1.1. Market Drivers Supportive government incentives and subsidies Increasing hydrogen infrastructure Stringent emission regulations and the global push toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions
3.1.2. Market Challenges High initial investments in hydrogen fueling infrastructure Lower efficiency than BEVs and HEVs
3.1.3. Market Opportunities Growing advancements in fuel cell technology Increasing investment in research and development
Chapter 4. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market Industry Analysis
4.1. Porter’s 5 Force Model
4.1.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.1.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.1.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.1.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.1.5. Competitive Rivalry
4.2. Porter’s 5 Force Impact Analysis
4.3. PEST Analysis
4.3.1. Political
4.3.2. Economical
4.3.3. Social
4.3.4. Technological
4.3.5. Environmental
4.3.6. Legal
4.4. Top investment opportunity
4.5. Top winning strategies
4.6. COVID-19 Impact Analysis
4.7. Disruptive Trends
4.8. Industry Expert Perspective
4.9. Analyst Recommendation & Conclusion
Chapter 5. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market, by Type
5.1. Market Snapshot
5.2. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market by Type, Performance – Potential Analysis
5.3. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market Estimates & Forecasts by Type 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
5.4. Automotive Fuel Cell Market, Sub Segment Analysis
5.4.1. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)
5.4.2. Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC)
5.4.3. Others
Chapter 6. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market, by Power Rating
6.1. Market Snapshot
6.2. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market by Power Rating, Performance – Potential Analysis
6.3. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market Estimates & Forecasts by Power Rating 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
6.4. Automotive Fuel Cell Market, Sub Segment Analysis
6.4.1. Below 100 kW
6.4.2. 100 – 200 kW
6.4.3. Above 200 kW
Chapter 7. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market, by Vehicles
7.1. Market Snapshot
7.2. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market by Vehicles, Performance – Potential Analysis
7.3. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market Estimates & Forecasts by Vehicles 2020-2030 (USD Billion)
7.4. Automotive Fuel Cell Market, Sub Segment Analysis
7.4.1. Passenger Vehicles
7.4.2. Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs)
7.4.3. Bus
7.4.4. Trucks
Chapter 8. Global Automotive Fuel Cell Market, Regional Analysis
8.1. Top Leading Countries
8.2. Top Emerging Countries
8.3. Automotive Fuel Cell Market, Regional Market Snapshot
8.4. North America Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.4.1. U.S. Automotive Fuel Cell Market Type breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2020-2030 Power Rating breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2020-2030 Vehicles breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2020-2030
8.4.2. Canada Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.5. Europe Automotive Fuel Cell Market Snapshot
8.5.1. U.K. Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.5.2. Germany Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.5.3. France Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.5.4. Spain Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.5.5. Italy Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.5.6. Rest of Europe Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.6. Asia-Pacific Automotive Fuel Cell Market Snapshot
8.6.1. China Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.6.2. India Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.6.3. Japan Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.6.4. Australia Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.6.5. South Korea Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.6.6. Rest of Asia Pacific Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.7. Latin America Automotive Fuel Cell Market Snapshot
8.7.1. Brazil Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.7.2. Mexico Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.8. Middle East & Africa Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.8.1. Saudi Arabia Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.8.2. South Africa Automotive Fuel Cell Market
8.8.3. Rest of Middle East & Africa Automotive Fuel Cell Market

Chapter 9. Competitive Intelligence
9.1. Key Company SWOT Analysis
9.1.1. Company 1
9.1.2. Company 2
9.1.3. Company 3
9.2. Top Market Strategies
9.3. Company Profiles
9.3.1. Ballard Power Systems Key Information Overview Financial (Subject to Data Availability) Product Summary Recent Developments
9.3.2. Hyundai Motor Company
9.3.3. Toyota Motor Company
9.3.4. Nissan Motor Corporation
9.3.5. Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology B.V.
9.3.6. Plug Power Inc.
9.3.7. American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
9.3.8. Daimler AG
9.3.9. Toshiba Corporation
9.3.10. Robert Bosch GmbH
Chapter 10. Research Process
10.1. Research Process
10.1.1. Data Mining
10.1.2. Analysis
10.1.3. Market Estimation
10.1.4. Validation
10.1.5. Publishing
10.2. Research Attributes
10.3. Research Assumption

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