As emission compliance and air quality challenges progressively tighten, OEMs must evolve conventional powertrain technology and manage the transition to electrified propulsion systems.

The Propulsion Vehicle Domain tracks the developments of existing or new component technologies applied to engine and transmission as well as fuel efficiency and emission regulations.

S&P Global Mobility’s Propulsion Domain provides insight, context, data, and analytics for the key technologies that are reshaping engines and transmissions in cars and light commercial vehicles.

Users can quickly access key insights from market developments, put context around events and technology trends, dive into deep data and forecasts, and seamlessly drive analytics to support their most challenging decisions.

Topics covered:

  • Valvetrain, intake, and fuel injection technologies
  • Exhaust and emission control technologies
  • Main engine structural components
  • Drivetrain architectures and technologies 

Planners and strategists use the service to:

  • Assess and forecast new technology growth
  • Analyze the competition
  • Understand customers’ purchasing strategies
  • Evaluate customers’ technology adoption paths

The Propulsion Vehicle Domain is part of a suite of vehicle contenting services. Delivered through AutoTechInsight, an S&P Global Mobility automotive strategy and planning solution, the service provides a view into current automotive trends and future demand through:

  • Sector News & Insights (covering all service domains)
  • Reports (Propulsion Vehicle Domain specific)
  • Supplier Profiles (Propulsion Vehicle Domain specific)
  • CFA Relations (OEM-Supplier relationships, both analyst and survey-based researched databases, delivered via Query Tool & 5 Analytics via Analytics Tool (Propulsion Vehicle Domain specific)
  • Access to analysts, a listing of powertrain-related events and monthly webinars
  • OEM-level and Model-level forecasts, technology fitment, and supplier relationships (optional add-ons)


Michael  Southcott
Michael Southcott

Michael's research focus lies in the propulsion domain, focusing on motors and inverters for hybrid and electric vehicles, fuel cell technology as well as traditional automotive technologies such as fuel injectors, turbochargers, emissions legislation and resulting exhaust aftertreatment strategies.

Prior to joining S&P Global, Michael was employed for several years in the automotive industry having previously worked as a powertrain development engineer for a Global OEM and a Systems Integration engineer for leading Tier 1 Supplier. Michael has a 1st Class MEng Mechanical Engineering degree.

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