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Car Air Purifier Market Research Report Information by Technology (HEPA Filters, Ionizers and others), End Use (Private Cars and Commercial Cars), Distribution Channel (Store-based and Non-store-based) and Region - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CR/1335-CR | 90 Pages | Author: Sakshi Gupta| July 2019

Car Air Purifier Market Overview:

The global Car Air Purifier Market size is estimated to reach USD 4.80 Billion and record a CAGR of 18.40% from 2022 to 2030.Car air purifiers are devices whose main function is to act as an additional air filter for cars, and also remove unsavoury odours from their interiors. By acting as an additional car filter, it augments the efficacy of a car’s inbuilt filtering system and removes various environmental contaminants – such as smoke particles etc., - and bad smells from the car. These portable air purifiers for cars are fitted with ionization technology which is capable of automatically removing dust, smoke, PM2.5, pollen, formaldehyde, benzene, etc. from the air while also instantly killing various bacteria, viruses and other many disease causing germs from the car’s interior atmosphere.

 Primary technologies used in these portable car air purifiers are HEPA ionizers and filters. The automotive air purifier market is an important component of the global automotive industry and tends to follow the same patterns as that of the personal cars segment. This means that while an upward trend in the car market will propel and drive the automotive air purifier market, a slowdown in car purchases will definitively restraint the same.

Car air purifier manufacturers drive this market by associating the product with premium and healthy living principles by emphasising on the importance of clean car environments and incorporating innovative technologies to the conventional car air purifiers and ionizers.

COVID-19 Analysis:

The façade of the global automotive industry is undergoing a massive change owing to various factors such as carpooling or shared driving, electric vehicles, environmental awareness and subsequent stress on alternative and eco-friendly modes of travel, etc. The slowdown in global trade that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic has created significant additional pressure for an already transforming car industry. Following the manufacturing disturbances and the supply chain disruptions in the pandemic aftermath, this industry is now dealing with an unprecedented demand shock that is driven by factors such as altered mobility preferences and changes in purchase behaviours and abilities of consumers, in the post COVID world. 

The global auto industry witnessed and instant and prolonged cessation of demand in 2021 and the global growth dropped more than 12% in year-on-year sales. The Western European market itself is reported to require at least a decade before it scales back to its 2020 levels. 

Amidst all the chaos that surrounds the global auto industry, the car air purifier market value has seen a massive slowdown during the pandemic. However, with the overall global markets recovering, the automotive air purifier market is also expected to grow at a sustained CAGR during the forecast period.

Car Air Purifier Market Dynamics

The car air purifier market value and market dynamics comprise of a number of connecting factors – factors that drive the market, factors that threaten it and factors that create opportunities and/or introduce challenges in its growth path. 

  • Car Air Purifier Market Size Is Now Driven By Awareness

A major factor driving the car air purifier market is awareness – both regarding the harmful effects of traditional modes of transport as well as of the importance of a pollution-free healthy car atmosphere. With more and more people turning to healthier alternatives of everyday utility items, odour and germ busting car air purifiers and ionizers find abundant new customers. 

Urbanisation is another major driving force here. Rapid global urbanisation has led to an ever-increasing demand of cars which in turn will drive the car air purifier market further in an upward trend.

  • Car Air Purifier Market Growth Opportunities

A post-pandemic increase in car sales provides for an excellent growth opportunity for the automotive air purifier market. While reports suggest that a larger percentage of people will be opting for pre-owned vehicles in a post COVID world, the car air purifier market, not dependent on the new or pre-owned cars, will see a sustained upward trend during the forecast period.

An increase in the global demand for multi-functional air purifiers for cars will also have a positive impact on both the technological advances in the sector as well as the car air purifier market value during the forecast period.

  • Global Car Air Purifier Market Restraints

The biggest restraint of the global car air purifier and ionizer market is that it isn’t a standalone market and is wholly dependent on the automotive industry and its growth will therefore always be affected by the changes in automobile sales.

Another key factor restraining the growth in the portable air purifier for cars market is the high pricing of air purification systems which limits their large scale consumption. This cost constraint is however expected to be addressed by automotive air purifiers which would cost less and hence, have a much higher adoption rate among automobile manufacturers.  

  • Global Slowdown Challenges Car Air Purifier Market

The COVID-19 slowdown aggravated the troubles of an already struggling global automobile industry, including the car air purifier market. Global auto production is highly dependent on Chinese operations and about 2/3rd of it was directly affected by the global shutdown that came close to the heels of COVID in 2020. Global automotive industry dipped by over 16% in 2020 with studies suggesting that Western European car market might need more than a decade to recover losses and get back to its 2019 levels. All these factors are challenging the car air purifier market growth directly.

Another major challenge that the existing car air purifier market faces is the advent and customer interest in alternate transport options like electric cars. These come with an entirely different set of specifications and require significantly different and advanced car air purifiers.

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

Vehicle interiors have undergone major evolution in terms of infotainment, seat automation and upholstery etc. And with these upgrades, and the attention paid to the interiors, comes the awareness that car cabin space is highly prone to environmental pollutants such as smoke, fumes, pollen, etc., over and above the generic pollutants like bad odour and food smell etc. This awareness has led to a rise in the demand for car air purification systems with the consumer base expanding from passenger cars to medium and heavy commercial vehicles.   

A study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in March 2021, found that on-board air filtration systems specifically designed and developed for school buses reduced vehicular pollutants by up to 88%, thus safeguarding the health of passengers. An increasing awareness in this regard will continue to drive this market upward in the coming years.

Car Air Purifier And Ionizer Segment Overview:

The global car air purifier market can be segmented based on various factors such as product type, technology, application, etc. The various segments of this market are:

  • Global Car Air Purifier Market By Type of Product

    • Counter-up

    • Built-in

  • Global Car Air Purifier Market By Technology

    • HEPA filters

    • Ionizers and ozone generators

    • Others

  • Global Car Air Purifier Market By Vehicle Class

    • Luxury Cars

    • Economy Cars

    • Passenger Cars

  • Global Car Air Purifier Market By Distribution Channel

    • Store-Based – Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores and Others such as garages etc.

    • Non-Store-Based – Online supply

  • Global Car Air Purifier Market By Geographical Regions

    • North America

    • Asia-Pacific

    • Europe

    • South America

    • Middle East & Africa

Regional Analysis

The Asia-Pacific region has claimed a significant portion of the car air purifier market since 2021 and is expected to continue growing at a sustained rate to retain its market position as a leading consumer region. This high consumption rate in the APAC region is owed directly to the high rate of allergens and air pollutants in the developing countries.

China, under the current post-pandemic market times, is expected to be a critical factor in driving the air purifier markets across this region and even globally to an extent. India is another significant market in the APAC region and is expected to well-exceed the overall CAGR of the global car air purifier market.

Europe, on the other hand, held 29% market share in 2021 and was seen as promising region back then. However, after the current slowdown, the European region will take a bit of a backseat in the car air purifier and will grow at a CAGR lower than the global market average of 9% during the forecast period.

Major Car Air Purifier Manufacturers

Major car air purifier manufacturers playing in this market include the likes of  Panasonic (Japan), Denso (Japan), Bosch (Germany), 3M (US), Mahle (Germany), Mann+Hummel (Germany), Sharp (Japan), Honeywell (US), Koninklijke Philips (Netherlands), and Eureka (India).

This market is driven by car sales figures and technological innovations on the whole. The need for multi-functional air purifiers will be seen driving the future of this product. The key players covered in this report are:

  • The 3M Company (US)

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands)

  • Sharp Corporation (Japan)

  • Panasonic Corporation (Japan)

  • Ecom Ventures (US)

  • Agcen Air Purifier (China)

  • Xiamen Maxmac Air Technology Co., LTD (China)

  • Purafill (US)

  • Zhongzhi Environmental Protection (China)

  • Ionkini Technology (GZ) Co., Ltd. (China)

  • Foshan uobio Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd. (China)

  • Guangzhou Haike Electronics Technology Co., Ltd (China)

  • Elofic Industries Limited (India)

  • Ansio India Private Limited (India)

  • ADA Electrotech (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. (China)

May 2024

AirDoctor and AquaTru manufacturer Ideal Living has announced the release of the latest AirDoctor 2500 Wall Mounted Air Purifier. With its sophisticated three-stage filtration technology, the AirDoctor 2500 guarantees the best possible air quality in every room in a house. It can be controlled remotely to change settings or automatically adjust the fan speed based on the air quality of a given room.

AirDoctor 2500, the newest model in the air purifier range, is released at a time when air pollution in the United States is still rising. Nearly 40 percent of Americans, or 131.2 million people, still reside in areas with dangerously high levels of ozone or particle pollution, according to recent study from the American Lung Association. In order to maintain excellent air quality, AirDoctor 2500 effectively circulates air many times each hour.

The sophisticated three-stage filtering system of the AirDoctor 2500 is made up of an UltraHEPA filter, a VOC carbon filter, as well as a pre-filter. The pre-filter of the AirDoctor 2500 collects bigger particles like dust and hair from pets, while the VOC carbon filter gets rid of smells and traps gases, smog, and volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde. Independent testing has shown that the UltraHEPA filter can collect 99.99% of airborne particles at.003 microns, including pet dander, mold spores, pollen, germs, and viruses.

The small form of the AirDoctor 2500 enhances its effectiveness by facilitating easy wall mounting and freeing up important space inside a house. This makes sure the air purifier is out of the way in busy households, which is perfect for frequently used spaces like kitchens, workplaces, and children's bedrooms.

Furthermore, the AirDoctor 2500's remote control feature makes it easy to use by allowing customers to change settings and switch it on and off from anywhere in the house.

Report Overview:

This report provides a detailed and in-depth analysis of the car air purifier market. It provides an overall understanding of the market and also identifies the key factors driving, restraining as well as challenging the market along with the major growth opportunities that it can build upon. Also covered in the report are chief global market players and a detailed analysis of the various segments under the car air purifier market on a global scale. The report also provides a detailed study of which geographical segment shall lead in this market in the post-COVID world and why.

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 4.80 Billion
  CAGR   18.40%
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Technology, End Use, Distribution Channel, and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Panasonic (Japan), Denso (Japan), Bosch (Germany), 3M (US), Mahle (Germany), Mann+Hummel (Germany), Sharp (Japan), Honeywell (US), Koninklijke Philips (Netherlands), Eureka (India)
  Key Market Opportunities   Significant Pollution Levels in The Atmosphere are Rising
  Key Market Drivers   Rising Disposable Income That Is Impacting the Consumer’s Spending Behaviour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Car air purifier market is projected to grow at approximately 18.40% CAGR during the assessment period (2022-2030).

Car air purifier market is estimated to reach a valuation of approx. USD 4.80 Billion by the end of 2030.

The 3M Company (US), Sharp Corporation (Japan), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Agcen Air Purifier (China), Ecom Ventures (US), Xiamen Maxmac Air Technology Co., LTD (China), Zhongzhi Environmental Protection (China), Purafill (US), Ionkini Technology (GZ) Co., Ltd. (China), Guangzhou Haike Electronics Technology Co., Ltd (China), Foshan uobio Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd. (China), Elofic Industries Limited (India), ADA Electrotech (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. (China), and Ansio India Private Limited (India), are some of the top players operating in the global car air purifier market.

Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the global car air purifier market, followed by Europe and North America, respectively.

Rising disposable income that is impacting the consumer’s spending behaviour and the demand, are major tailwinds pushing the growth of the global car air purifier market.

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