Commercial Vehicle Electrification

ACT Research is in the final development stage of a multi-client study, to define a vision of the United States and Canada market potential for electric medium and heavy commercial vehicles stretching into the year 2035.

Advances in electrical technology for vehicle propulsion have occurred at the same time that environmental concerns have increased — as reflected in carbon-restricting regulation.  These have combined to put the commercial vehicle industry on the threshold of a revolution in powertrain technology. Momentum seems to be gaining, with important new announcements coming on a monthly, even a weekly basis.  Electrical vehicles have the potential to become cost-competitive with internal combustion engines for an increasingly wide array of customer applications in the next fifteen to twenty years.

So far personal vehicles have been in the vanguard, with product introductions and sales in some volumes from General Motors, Toyota, Nissan, and most notably Tesla.  However, announcements from companies who either are incumbents, or have aspirations in the commercial vehicle arena — from traditional OEs to traditional suppliers to prospective new entrants — brings the promise of equal excitement into the CV space.

Your company’s ability to respond to these changes rests on well-informed planning.  Anticipating the advances of electrical technology that lie ahead, and developing scenario planning to adapt to those changes, can make the difference between a pro-active strategy and playing catch-up after the fact.  With this in mind, ACT Research and its charter subscribers have undertaken a study of the revolution ahead in Commercial Vehicle Electrification.

The project began in Q4’17 and completion of the final report is expected in late April/early May 2018.

Subscribers will have the opportunity to attend a half-day workshop on August 20, 2018, immediately preceding ACT Research’s 59th Seminar.

Key deliverables:

  • Written report, including text and supporting data tables and graphics that would feature
      • Market size estimates (units) for total electric drivetrain vehicles
      • Share of market
      • USA and Canada geographies
      • Medium duty and heavy duty vehicles USA and Canada geographies
      • Forecasts by year from 2018 to 2025, then annual for 2030 and for 2035
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • Webinar to review the results
  • Optional on-site presentation for private briefing (additional fees apply)
  • Attendance privileges for up to three participants at a working session and presentation on commercial vehicle electrification in Columbus, Indiana on August 20
  • Final  draft of results incorporating charter subscriber feedback


All input from charter subscribers, who had the opportunity to contribute to the direction and design of the study and who participated in personal interviews, will be kept confidential.

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