Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market Research Report - Global Forecast To 2028

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market Information By Technology (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, Alkaline Fuel cell, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell), By Vehicle Type(Commercial Vehicle and Passenger Cars)and Region - Forecast to 2028

ID: MRFR/AM/3300-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 185 pages

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market Synopsis


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market size is projected to be worth USD 46.89 Billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 68.52% during the forecast period (2021 - 2028), The market was valued at USD 1.17 billion in 2020.


Regional Analysis


In terms of geography, North America accounted for the majority market share and will continue to dominate the market in the forecast period. California continues to witness unparalleled leadership in the area of FCV incentives and hydrogen infrastructure. The state’s ongoing planning and support led it to be one of the first places in the world to have commercial zero-emission FCVs on its roadways. The developments of hydrogen fueling infrastructure are majorly accelerated by companies such as Toyota Motor Sales, and countries such as U.K., Germany, Japan, and California has announced plans to help the funding of hydrogen fueling station.


Asia Pacific is expected to see significant growth due to the large demand and production of automobiles. Also development of automotive manufacturing industries in economies such as Japan and South Korea continued their strong support of fuel cell technology.


Key Players


The key players of global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market includes Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (Japan), The Hyundai Motor Company (South Korea), Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz) (Germany), BMW (Germany), General Motors Company (U.S.), Groupe Renault (France), Mazda Motor Corporation (Japan), Hydrogenics (Canada), Kia Motor Corporation (South Korea), Tata Motors Limited(India).


Toyota believes hydrogen will be a leading energy carrier and has just started sales of the MIRAI FCV In 2015. Toyota has announced the royalty-free use of approximately 5,000 fuel cell related patents till the end of 2020. Moreover, Toyota, Nissan, and Honda have announced partial financial support for the operation of hydrogen stations in Japan.


Industry Updates

Hyundai Motor has overtaken Toyota in hydrogen car sales and regained top position. The 2021 Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell car has contributed to the auto maker’s segment sale increase of 91.1% year on year in the second quarter.


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market, By Segment


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The global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market is constantly evolving, and is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period. The development of new and diversified technologies, is creating exciting opportunities within the automotive industry. Conventional vehicles run on gasoline or diesel, whereas, fuel cell cars and trucks combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, which runs the motor. A fuel cell car is entirely powered by electricity and is considered an electric vehicle. It can store and quickly replenish a large amount of energy as well as it is a good option for drivers who need longer range and more cargo capability. It is also a boon for those who lack access to home recharging. It has primarily been designed to decrease the weight and to improve driving experience. One of the reasons for the interest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs), is its significant potential to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. Unlike gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles, they do not create any greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during vehicle operation. Despite the several drivers of growth, there might be barriers, which would limit the marketability. The entirely new and expensive infrastructure system, and the cost of the HFCVs are some of those barriers.


A new trend in research and development carried out by automotive manufacturers into fuel efficiency with focus on advantageous locations for production and short-distance supply to reduce costs. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market is expected to flourish during the forecast period due to the major driving factors such focus on high-quality products, changing lifestyle of consumers and rising spending power. Automotive companies including passenger car manufacturers are constantly trying to emphasize more on innovation for their product offering in order to enhance the efficiency in automotive sector.


The hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market is undergoing various changes with evolving customer expectations, acceleration of technological innovation, and shifts in competitive power. Increasing number of funding commitments for the commercialization and development of refueling infrastructure will be crucial factors for the growth of the market in the years to come. The global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market has been segmented, based on technology, of which the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) segment accounted for the largest market share in the forecasted period. On the basis of vehicle type, it is segmented into commercial car and passenger cars. Passenger cars segment stands at the first place, and is expected to grow further in the forecast period.


The report for Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market of Market Research Future comprises of extensive primary research along with the detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects by various industry experts, key opinion leaders to gain the deeper insight of the market and industry performance. The report gives the clear picture of current market scenario which includes historical and projected market size in terms of value and volume, technological advancement, macro economical and governing factors in the market. The report provides details information and strategies of the top key players in the industry. The report also gives a broad study of the different market segments and regions.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2028: USD 46.89 Billion
  CAGR   68.52% CAGR (2020-2028)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period   2021-2028
  Historical Data   2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Technology, By End Market, By Application, By Vehicle type
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   oyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (Japan), The Hyundai Motor Company (South Korea), Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz) (Germany), BMW (Germany), General Motors Company (U.S.), Groupe Renault (France), Mazda Motor Corporation (Japan), Hydrogenics (Canada), Kia Motor Corporation (South Korea), Tata Motors Limited(India).
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Decrease the weight
  • Improve driving experience
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • High-quality products
  • Changing lifestyle of consumers
  • Rising spending power


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The global hydrogen fuel cell market is projected to record a substantial market valuation due to stringent emission norms in the transport sector.

    The global hydrogen fuel cell market is projected to register a moderate 68.52% CAGR in the forecast period.

    The proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) segment is slated to expand as the fastest-growing segment.

    The passenger car segment is slated to expand as the fastest-growing segment.

    A few major market players operating in the global hydrogen fuel cell market are Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (Japan), The Hyundai Motor Company (South Korea), Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz) (Germany), among others.

    Fuel cell vehicles use hydrogen gas to power an electric motor. Unlike conventional vehicles which run on gasoline or diesel, fuel cell cars and trucks combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, which runs a motor.