Automotive A/C compressor technology overview and market analysis

Automotive A/C compressor technology overview and market analysis

Publication Date: 28-Feb-2018

Air conditioning in automobiles has transitioned from an optional comfort feature in the earlier years to a necessity in today’s competitive automotive market. The AC compressor is the heart of automotive air conditioning system. The sector is forecast to grow over the next few years, but is facing technological and pricing challenges. These challenges are mainly related to the changing landscape of the automotive industry- increased electrification, the emergence of EVs and HEVs along with the regulations governing emissions, fuel efficiency and refrigerants are throwing up challenges for the sector. The suppliers will be increasingly forced to re-evaluate their strategic capacity investments and development resource allocation.


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