Automotive Carbon Wheels Market Size & Forecast to 2022-2028

Global Automotive Carbon Wheels Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Distribution Channel (OEM and Aftermarket), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, and Two Wheelers), By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 - 2028

Published Date: July-2022 | Number of Pages: 145 | Format: PDF | Report ID: KBV-18535

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Market Report Description

The Global Automotive Carbon Wheels Market size is expected to reach $1 billion by 2028, rising at a market growth of 9.2% CAGR during the forecast period.

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Automotive Carbon Wheels Market - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2018-2028

The necessity to enhance fuel efficiency and minimize vehicle weight is projected to drive demand for automotive carbon wheels and grow the market growth. The decrease of vehicle weight, which leads to increased performance and efficiency, is a key priority for automakers. Reduced wheel weight enhances mobility, delivers a quieter and smoother ride, accelerates and slows faster, improves suspension, and continues to improve fuel efficiency. The automotive carbon wheels market is driven by all of these factors.

Carbon fibre reinforced polymers have a number of functional advantages as well as being visually appealing. As a result, carbon fibre is being used to make wheels by a number of OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. These wheels are about half the weight of traditional aluminium or steel alloy wheels. For example, Ford Motor Company and its partner Carbon Revolution, in May 2016, released carbon wheels for the Shelby GT350R, Ford GT, and Shelby GT500 Mustang vehicles. Carbon wheels are also used by other OEMs like Ferrari N.V., McLaren Group, Porsche AG, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., and Koenigsegg Automotive AB. As a result, the automotive carbon wheel market is being driven by weight reduction and other related benefits all over the world.

Automotive carbon wheels are designed for high-performance vehicles like sports cars and SUVs, where wheel strength, weight, and vibration dampening are critical. People's purchasing power has increased as their disposable income has increased, raising their preference for luxury things such as performance vehicles. For example, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., a performance automobile manufacturer based in Germany, had a 43 percent increase in sales in 2019 with a number of 8,205 units sold internationally, up from 5,750 units sold the previous year. As a result, the automotive carbon wheel market is being driven by an increase in the sale of performance vehicles.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The production of vehicle and its products is disrupted during the pandemic owing to the shutdown of manufacturing units across the globe. The temporary closure of production facilities to stop the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading would lower industry demand. Manufacturing costs, on the other hand, would continue to be a key stumbling block to industry profitability and viability, as will advances that boost performance by reducing vehicle weight for greater fuel efficiency. However, since, everything is getting back on track, companies are increasingly resuming their production and hence, this would escalate the growth of the market over the forecast period.

Market Growth Factors

Increasing need for fuel efficient vehicles

Automobile manufacturers are constantly striving to lower vehicle weight in order to increase efficiency and performance. It enhances manoeuvrability for a quieter and better driving experience, quicker acceleration, faster deceleration, enhanced suspension, and better fuel efficiency by lowering the weight of the vehicle's wheels. These benefits have prompted the usage of composite materials like carbon fibre, which is projected to boost the market's expansion throughout the forecast period. For example, "Litespeed Racing," a United States-based company, produced the world's lightest carbon fibre wheel in November 2021. It's called the "Carbon One wheel," and it's the world’s largest lightest 20-inch wheel, weighing 14.2 pounds for a 20X9.5-inch size. These aspects would escalate the growth of the automotive carbon wheels market during the forecast period.

Growing sales of luxury vehicles

During the projected period, increased demand for luxury automobiles in the four-wheeler sector is anticipated to increase the market's possibilities. As the amount of millionaires rises as a result of greater wealth generation, luxury vehicles with carbon fibre wheels are becoming more popular. The major automakers that create the great majority of luxury vehicles include Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Volvo, Rolls-Royce, and Land Rover. Furthermore, as a result of advancements in automotive technology and economic growth in emerging countries, luxury automobile sales are likely to increase in the near future. Vehicle noise & vibration are reduced and vehicle performance is maintained when carbon fibre wheels are used.

Automotive Carbon Wheels Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2021

Market Restraining Factors

High cost of carbon wheels

The price is one of the downsides, if not the most one. It is a difficult material to construct, as well as requiring a lengthy elaboration procedure which does not meet contemporary production needs. However, due to the widespread usage of thermosetting resins, it is a challenging material to recycle. This point will become easier and more viable in the future, due to the employment of thermoplastic polymers. Finally, carbon fibre is an excellent electrical conductor. In addition, carbon fibre is employed more for decoration than for a practical purpose.

Distribution Channel Outlook

Based on Distribution Channel, the market is segmented into OEM and Aftermarket. The aftermarket segment garnered a significant revenue share in the automotive carbon wheels market in 2021. It is owing to the growing preference of automobile manufacturers towards this kind of distribution channel. Along with that, it includes replacement, appearance, collision and performance of different automobile parts.

Vehicle Type Outlook

Based on Vehicle Type, the market is segmented into Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, and Two Wheelers. Passenger cars segment acquired the maximum revenue share in the automotive carbon wheels market in 2021. The rise of the passenger vehicle sub-segment has been boosted by increased demand for passenger vehicles in developing countries like China and India as a consequence of trade development.

Automotive Carbon Wheels Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2021 USD 562.3 Million
Market size forecast in 2028 USD 1 Billion
Base Year 2021
Historical Period 2018 to 2020
Forecast Period 2022 to 2028
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 9.2% from 2022 to 2028
Number of Pages 145
Number of Tables 250
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Vehicle Type, Distribution Channel, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Increasing need for fuel efficient vehicles
  • Growing sales of luxury vehicles
  • High cost of carbon wheels

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. Europe emerged as the leading region in the automotive carbon wheels market with the highest revenue share in 2021. The existence of vital car manufacturers in the Europe region that use carbon fibre composite materials in their vehicles, like Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Lamborghini, and also a heavy reliance on materials engineering for improving light automotive composite materials like carbon fibre automotive rims and wheels, are anticipated to help the expansion of the carbon wheels market in Europe over the forecast period.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Automotive Carbon Wheels Market size to reach USD 1 Billion by 2028

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Carbon Revolution Ltd., Thyssenkrupp AG, Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (Hitachi, Ltd.), Dymag Group Limited, HRE Performance Wheels, Litespeed Racing Inc., Rolko Kohlgrüber GmbH, Ronal Group, Rotobox d.o.o., and ESE Carbon Company.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Distribution Channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Cars
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Two Wheelers

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Carbon Revolution Ltd.
  • Thyssenkrupp AG
  • Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (Hitachi, Ltd.)
  • Dymag Group Limited
  • HRE Performance Wheels
  • Litespeed Racing Inc.
  • Rolko Kohlgrüber GmbH
  • Ronal Group
  • Rotobox d.o.o.
  • ESE Carbon Company

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