Report Inquiry - Evolving Plug-in and Hybrid Vehicle Thermal Management

    Battery, Drive, and Comfort Technologies and Market Impact

    Publication: 2023

    Format: Paper copy of the Report and four user specific licenses for use of the secured online PDF

    There are many thermal topologies for electrified vehicles today. This is understandable given the urgency to get new electrified powertrains into production and the relatively limited and immature components and software available. Therefore, thermal systems are not idealized, and it will take considerable time to do so. Key deliverables of this report include roadmaps for market and technical developments toward more idealized thermal hardware and software over the next ten years.

    ATM_XEV 2023 Chart ver. 2A email-1ITB’s research examines the latest electrified vehicle thermal systems, including energy storage (batteries), electric drives, power electronics, and cabin thermal systems. We outline optimized states for electric powertrain segments with a particular focus on BEVs. OEMs are taking different paths in the short to medium term. Hardware must be integrated, but how and by whom? Advanced software and control improvements offer particularly high value but have numerous barriers to wider commercialization. The report will show how development priorities will change over time and how companies throughout the supply chain are innovating. ITB will quantify value improvement potential and compare cost and value of different approaches.

    Target topics of this research include:

    • Market trends, projections, and market shares for technologies and suppliers
    • Volume projections for thermal technologies including OEM differences
    • Supply chain evolution (strategies and competitiveness of OEMs, systems, components, and material suppliers)
    • Electric machine and power electronics thermal advancements
    • Changing battery cell and pack thermal designs for improved performance at lower cost
    • Developments to reduce BEV charging time
    • Waste heat recovery and localized comfort developments for longer range at lower cost
    • Software and controls development opportunities and barriers
    • Selected technology and component roadmaps for OEMs and suppliers

    ITB will examine the market potential over time for state-of-the-art technologies and assess emerging approaches. The report analyzes how benefits and costs affect technology value propositions and commercialization rates. Feedback from Asian, European, and North American OEMs and suppliers will be incorporated. This twelfth automotive thermal management report by The ITB Group expands on benchmarks and value metrics used to compare technologies from prior efforts.

    The ITB Group offers a dynamic two-pronged approach for highlighting developments and analyses pertaining to automotive thermal management. The key elements of ITB’s approach include:

    • Industry-Funded Report - State-of-the-art vehicle thermal systems and new developments for global markets. Supply chain analysis includes summaries of leading companies involved in thermal systems, their market positioning and areas of expertise and innovation.
    • Supplemental Updates - One year of ongoing updates concerning developments in vehicle thermal systems including materials, technology, market, and supply base developments.

    atm-xe 2023 report scope for web 1For questions or more information including the planned report scope and outline, please contact Mr. Sean Osborne, Vice President at

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