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Automotive powertrains and PGM demand

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Forecasting the evolving autocatalyst metal mix

Over two decades, SFA (Oxford) has developed an unrivalled model of metal demand in the automotive sector, using automakers’ production forecasts, powertrain evolution in response to legislation, the latest emissions standards and an in-depth understanding of autocatalyst technologies. Covering all classes of vehicles – light-duty, heavy-duty and non-road – and all regions, our view is trusted by automakers and autocatalyst fabricators, as well as metal producers, recyclers and investors.

A watching brief on all automotive developments

SFA provides analysis of global emissions standards and trends affecting gasoline- and diesel-powered internal combustion engines and the long-term electrification of transport, including hybrids, battery electric vehicles and fuel cell powertrains.

Regional and local mandates to avert global warming and improve urban air quality are driving the transition to cleaner vehicles, over a long period and at varying rates in different countries.

SFA’s analysis helps to track the ongoing demand for PGMs in autocatalysts for internal combustion engines, while also highlighting the battery metals requirements in electrified vehicles, and considering the future for PGMs for the long term in fuel cell vehicles and in the production of hydrogen fuel.

Whilst autocatalysts are the largest market, we also consider the trends affecting the use of PGMs in spark plugs for gasoline vehicles, and the role of PGMs as the electronic hardware content of vehicles increases, with sensors and control systems to ensure efficient and safe operation of all powertrains.

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