Fuel Cell Powertrain Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Fuel Cell Powertrain Market Research Report: Information By Component (Fuel Cell System, Battery System, Drive System, Hydrogen Storage System and Others), Drive Type (Rear Wheel Drive  (RWD), Front Wheel Drive  (FWD) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD)) Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), Buses and Trucks), Power Output (Less than 150 KW, 150–250 KW and More than 250 KW) – Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/AM/8915-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 138 pages

Fuel Cell Powertrain Market Scenario


Fuel Cell Powertrain Market is projected to be worth USD 5.5 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 65% during the forecast period (2021 - 2027), The market was valued at USD 287 million in 2020.


Fuel Cell Powertrain is an electrically powered device in which a fuel cell transforms energy stored as hydrogen into electricity. It may be used in material handling, emergency backup control, and transportation. The fuel cell power train is highly efficient and environmentally safe since it does not emit toxic emissions, unlike the internal combustion engine. The powertrain fuel cell is an inexpensive zero-local-emission mobility technology. This is part of a hybrid fuel cell vehicle, in which a fuel cell produces electricity using hydrogen as an energy supply. Continuous technological developments in the automobile industry are substantially boosting the development of the powertrain fuel cell sector worldwide. The growth of the fuel cell powertrain market can primarily be due to the environmental issues regarding vehicle GHG emissions. Growing government efforts to build hydrogen networks offer an incentive for potential growth in the demand for fuel cell powertrains. Battery-powered electric cars, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, compression ignition (CI) or park-ignition (SI) engines, and advanced internal combustion engines are all automotive developments (ICE). Vehicles with fuel cells that use hydrogen give lower emissions due to their low emission technologies; this makes their adoption feasible. In fact, over the projected timeframe, this is projected to drive the global demand for fuel cell powertrains.


Global Fuel Cell Powertrain Market has been segmented By Component, Drive Type, Vehicle Type, Power Output, and Region.


Based on component, the global fuel cell powertrain market can be segmented into fuel cell system, battery system, drive system, hydrogen storage system, and others. The battery system segment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR in the coming years.


By drive type, the global fuel cell powertrain market has been split into rear wheel drive (RWD), front wheel drive (FWD), and all-wheel drive (AWD). The rear wheel drive (RWD) segment held a sizeable share and is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR in the coming years.


By vehicle type, the fuel cell powertrain market can be divided into passenger cars, light commercial vehicle (LCV), buses, and trucks. The passenger cars segment is projected to grow at a CAGR in the coming years.


By power output, the fuel cell powertrain market can be split into less than 150 KW, 150–250 KW, and more than 250 KW. The 150–250 KW segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR in the coming years.


Key Players


Key Players in the Global Fuel Cell Powertrain Market are AVID Technology Ltd (UK), Ballard Power Systems (Canada), Brown Machine Group (US), Ceres Power (UK), Cummins (US), Delphi Technologies (UK), Denso Corporation (Japan), ITM Power Manufacturers (UK), Robert Bosch (Germany), Bloom Energy (US), and SFC Energy (Germany).


Market Segmentation
Fuel Cell Powertrain Market


Vehicles with fuel cells that use hydrogen give lower emissions due to their low emission technologies; this makes their adoption feasible. The fuel cell power train is a decarbonized source of energy, replacing existing fossil fuel supplies (such as coal, oil, and natural gas) with energy sources that produce much less carbon dioxide (such as wind, solar, and nuclear energy). This property of fuel cell powertrain is driving its demand in the global market. Strong energy density and fuel cell powertrain fast refueling properties are also contributing to growth of the market for fuel cell powertrain.


Based on region, the fuel cell powertrain market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world. During the projected era, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to dominate the fuel cell industry. Factors that push the regional market growth are the development of new infrastructure capabilities and opening up the market to foreign companies, which drives the growth of the market in this region. Europe is also expected to hold a critical share of the fuel cell powertrain market due to increased efforts by manufacturers to reduce the weight of cars to optimize their performance.


Industry Updates 

BMW has commenced testing of hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. This will be an alternative to battery-electric drive trains sans any hassle to charge infrastructure and also long distance travels. The BMW I hydrogen next powertrain will use the fifth generation of the eDrive powertrain.


Intended Audience



  • Government and Research Organizations

  • Consulting Companies in the Fuel Cell Powertrain Market

  • Raw Material Suppliers

  • Fuel Cell Powertrain Manufacturers

  • Independent and Authorized Dealers of Fuel Cell Powertrain Manufacturers

  • Research Consultants

  • Investors and Shareholder



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: USD 5.5 billion
  CAGR   65% (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Component, Drive Type, Vehicle Type, Power Output, Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   AVID Technology Ltd (UK), Ballard Power Systems (Canada), Brown Machine Group (US), Ceres Power (UK), Cummins (US), Delphi Technologies (UK), Denso Corporation (Japan), ITM Power Manufacturers (UK), Robert Bosch (Germany), Bloom Energy (US), and SFC Energy (Germany)
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Environmental issues regarding vehicle GHG emissions
  • Growing government efforts to build hydrogen networks
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Strong energy density
  • Fuel cell powertrain fast refueling properties
  • Development of new infrastructure capabilities
  • Opening up the market to foreign companies


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Fuel cells work like batteries, but they do not run down or need recharging. They produce electricity and heat as long as fuel is supplied. A fuel cell consists of two electrodes—a negative electrode (or anode) and a positive electrode (or cathode)—sandwiched around an electrolyte.

    Fuel Cell Powertrain market is predicted to grow at 65% through forecast period of 2020-2027.

    The forecast period for Fuel Cell Powertrain market research report is 2020-2027.

    Global Fuel Cell Powertrain Market is dominated by Asia-Pacific region.

    The growth of the fuel cell powertrain market can primarily be due to the environmental issues regarding vehicle GHG emissions.