Automotive Battery Aftermarket Expected to Rise
Feb. 20, 2019—The U.S. automotive battery aftermarket size is expected to reach USD 4.2 billion by 2025 at a 1.4 percent CAGR during the forecast period, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Worldwide sales of electric vehicles are anticipated to increase significantly over the forecast period, which will emerge as one of the key factors boosting market growth.
A notable rise in availability of charging outlets and financial incentives for manufacturing Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) has emerged as a crucial factor for the growth of the electric vehicle market in the recent past. Lower running cost of electric vehicles compared to that of conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)-operated vehicles is also expected to bolster market growth.
Various government regulatory agencies have implemented policies that support increased usage of electric vehicles globally. In addition, environmental issues, such as increasing levels of pollution, energy depletion, global warming, and biological hazards, are leading to a substantial shift in consumer preferences from conventional vehicles to electric vehicles.
Leading manufacturers of electric vehicles are also increasingly incorporating eco-friendly materials in their production mechanisms.Ford, for instance, has started using bio-based and recycled materials to manufacture external structures of its electric vehicles. Nissan is using a different approach to being environment-friendly when it comes to its electric vehicles. The company extensively uses old car parts, water bottles, and plastic bags to manufacture interior and exterior parts of these vehicles.
The automotive aftermarket is witnessing a dynamic phase change in customary automotive component sales and delivery paradigms with the convergence of digitalization and auto repair and maintenance service delivery techniques. Several start-ups have surfaced in the industry, delivering custom-made components at economical rates.
For instance, CarParts.com and US Auto Parts Network, Inc. are leading global auto spare parts suppliers for maintaining vehicles. These start-ups also suggest an estimate for the right price to be paid for an auto component along with recommendations for customizations.
Similarly, 'Auto Parts Warehouse' allows users to compare and get components at economical rates with ease and delivers instant quotes for battery replacement and maintenance.This convergence enables component suppliers to provide pickup and drop services even from remote locations in cases of repair and replacements.
Digitalization has, thereby, enabled transparency in auto repair and maintenance service delivery. Digitalization in automotive component suppliers has enabled OEMs to deliver directly to the customer's home or office from across the globe, at the click of a button.