Powertrain Components and Technologies

Powertrain Service

Tracks developments of existing or new component technologies applied to engine and transmission as well as fuel efficiency and emission regulations.

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

IHS Markit’s Powertrain Components and Technology Service 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 Powertrain Components & Technology Service is part of a suite of vehicle contenting services. Delivered through AutoTechInsight, an IHS Markit 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 (Powertrain Components & Technology service domain-specific)
  • Supplier Profiles (Powertrain Components & Technology service domain-specific)
  • CFA Relations (OEM-Supplier relationships, both analyst and survey-based researched databases, delivered via Query Tool & 5 Analytics via Analytics Tool (Powertrain Components & Technology service 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 is a Senior Research Analyst at IHS Markit within the Automotive division. His research focus lies predominantly in the powertrain & e-mobility domain, focusing on components such as fuel injectors, fuel pumps, turbochargers as well as emissions legislation and resulting exhaust after-treatment technologies on both gasoline and diesel engines.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, Michael was employed for several years in the automotive industry having previously worked as a powertrain development engineer for Ford Motor Company and a Systems Integration engineer for Delphi. Michael graduated from City University London in 2013 with a 1st Class MEng Mechanical Engineering degree

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