Automotive DC-DC Converter Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Automotive DC-DC Converter Market Segmented by Vehicle Type (Passenger Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World). The Report Offers the Market Size and Forecast in Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

Automotive DC-DC Converter Market Size

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Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 12.77 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 20.57 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 10.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

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Automotive DC-DC Converter Market Analysis

The Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market size is estimated at USD 12.77 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 20.57 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • The COVID-19 pandemic caused several vehicles and component manufacturing facilities to shut down temporarily. This factor hindered the growth of the automotive industry. However, with the gradual removal of lockdowns in several countries, the demand for vehicles slightly increased, which was expected to propel the market growth during the forecast period.
  • The market's growth is fueled by the demand for electronic systems, such as infotainment and enhanced safety, through the integration of ADAS in modern automobiles. The increasing adoption of both battery-powered and hybrid electric vehicles has enhanced the demand for DC-DC converters, as a DC-DC converter is vital for converting a 24V or 48V power supply into a 12V power supply to ensure the safe and reliable operation of onboard electronic systems.
  • Prominent economies and vehicle manufacturing companies are investing in the research and development of 200-450V converters with features including fast circuit breaker control to comply with automotive safety. However, the market's growth may be limited by factors, such as fluctuations in global automotive production, resulting in an oversupply condition that could hamper the financial position of the market players.
  • Market players are trying to integrate the DC converter and inverter units as a single unit. Further, the market is highly R&D-intensive and focused on integrating DC-DC converters in larger vehicles. This trend has encouraged manufacturers of DC-DC converters to launch new product offerings to facilitate integration into commercial vehicles.
  • Asia-Pacific is anticipated to dominate the market, owing to the region's higher automotive production rate and annual sales, particularly in China. Moreover, The proliferation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and in-cabin infotainment has turned vehicles into complex electronic systems on wheels that require multi-level, noise-free DC-DC converters to fuel market growth.

Automotive DC-DC Converter Market Trends

The Industry-Wide Electrification is Expected to Fuel Passenger Vehicle Over the Short to Medium Term

  • The growing adoption of stringent emission norms is driving automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate advanced technologies in their vehicle offerings to enhance fuel efficiency. This trend has resulted in the development of electric drivetrains for medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCVs). The electric drivetrain mandates the integration of a DC-DC converter to ensure higher efficiency. The increase in sales of commercial vehicles has driven component manufacturers to upgrade their product offerings.
  • On this note, Prodrive recently launched a 48V to 12V DC-DC converter compliant with the ISO/DIS 21780 standard for 48V automotive systems. The converter can be configured to suit automotive networks, including CAN and FlexRay, and is available in multiple power options, ranging from 400W to 2.2kW.
  • Similarly, Ricoh Europe (Netherlands) BV introduced the R1273L synchronous buck DC/DC converter that can function efficiently over a wide input voltage range up to 34V to deliver a maximum output of 14A.
  • With increasing freight and logistics activities, the demand for pickup trucks has seen significant demand from the logistics and municipal sectors. Recently, a significant demand for electric pickup trucks for personal applications has been observed, especially in European and North America. In context, automakers such as Ford, General Motors, and Volkswagen have sharpened their focus on electrified production vehicles.
  • Several new companies/startups have announced plans to manufacture hybrid or fully electric pickup truck models in the coming years. For instance, Ford has announced that it is working on developing a fully electric pickup truck, which is expected to have a 300 miles range. Although Ford initially planned to develop a hybrid powertrain, the company has changed its plan from a hybrid to a fully electric truck. The F-150 electric is expected to be launched in 2022.
  • Rivian, the American vehicle manufacturer and automotive technology company, has developed a fully electric pickup truck, the RT1. This vehicle is expected to have a range of 450 miles and has level-3 autonomous features. The RT1 was delivered to the customer by September 2022.
  • In June 2023, ON Semiconductor Corp., a major semiconductor maker, announced that it would supply power semiconductors that will be used to build DC-DC converters that feature low ON resistance, minimal gate capacity, and output capacity, reducing electrical power loss at high frequencies to be used extensively in electric vehicles.
  • Various agreements, partnerships, and ventures between the component manufacturers will benefit the electric vehicle high-voltage DC-DC converter market shortly. For instance, due to the increased adoption of DC-DC converters in commercial vehicles, the market is poised to register moderate growth during the forecast period.
Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market: Battery Electric Vehicle Sales, in Million Units, 2016 - 2022

Asia Pacific Region to Play Prominent Role in the Market During the Forecast period

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to hold a dominant share of the market during the forecast period in the wake of rising vehicle production and the growing focus of major countries on the electrification of vehicles. Further, some notable non-automotive companies, like Alibaba, are also entering the rapidly growing EV market in the country.
  • For instance, in January 2021, Alibaba Group introduced two electric models in the country, under the IM label (Intelligence in Motion), in partnership with SAIC Motor. CATL supplies battery cells for these vehicles
  • The Asia-Pacific electric passenger car market is also one of the largest worldwide and has been growing rapidly over the last few years. It is expected to grow higher in the forecast period, which will also positively impact the demand for the high-voltage DC-DC Converter Market. Several key players in the market are partnering with other players to develop power electronics components.
  • For instance. in March 2023, Symbio S.A.S.U announced the establishment of production systems for fuel cell parts in Asia, Europe, and the United States. The company is involved in the FCV business and develops stack packs that combine components such as a DC-DC converter and compressor to supply them to automakers.
  • Similarly, in March 2023, Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon) and Delta Electronics, Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will deepen their joint innovation activities to provide more efficient and higher-density solutions for the fast-growing market of electric vehicles (EV). The agreement covers the manufacturing and supply of drivetrain components like DC-DC converters and onboard chargers.
  • Also, Hyundai Motors plans to invest USD 16 billion to increase its market share in the world by 2023. With the increase in the manufacturing and launching of new products, the demand for DC-DC converters is bound to increase in the upcoming years.
  • With most of the electric vehicles and components being manufactured locally and with the government's key national strategies and plans, the country's market is expected to have a high growth rate during the forecast period. In addition, DC-DC converters play a primary role. They are also used in different types of applications, such as hybrid electric vehicles (HEV, Hybrid Electric Vehicle), and hence growing adoption of these converters, coupled with notable launches from manufacturers, is expected to drive demand in the market.
  • Therefore, such factors mentioned above and instances are likely to drive demand in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period.
Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market: Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Automotive DC-DC Converter Industry Overview

The market is moderately consolidated owing to several active vendors competing for an enhanced market share based on product innovation. The vendors with sales directed prominently to mature markets are required to effectively innovate their product offerings to ensure low environmental impact and well-designed digital features.

In March 2021, Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon) announced that it had launched the 650 V CoolSiC Hybrid Discrete for automotive. The device contains a 50 A TRENCHSTOP 5 fast-switching IGBT and a CoolSiC Schottky diode, enabling a cost-efficient performance boost and high reliability. It makes the device ideal for fast-switching automotive applications such as onboard chargers (OBC), power factor correction (PFC), DC-DC, and DC-AC converters.

In February 2021, Vitesco Technologies announced a new DC/DC converter, the heating discs of the electrically heated EMICAT catalyst can now also be supplied with electricity in high-voltage vehicles. The innovative e-catalyst enables the lowest emissions in real operation, which is becoming increasingly important considering forthcoming regulations such as Euro 7. The newly-developed DC/DC converter now generates the low voltage and power for the heating disc from the high voltage of the drive system.

Besides, these vendors' business operation models and product concepts align with the specific requirements of emerging economies to encourage sustainability in high-growth, low-cost markets.

Automotive DC-DC Converter Market Leaders

  1. Denso Corporation

  2. Toyota Industries Corporation

  3. Robert Bosch GmbH

  4. Continental AG

  5. Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA

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Automotive DC-DC Converter Market News

  • May 2023: onsemi, a semiconductor manufacturer, made an exciting announcement about its new strategic partnership with Kempower. This collaboration aims to provide the EliteSiC D3 diode and M3S MOSFETs for scalable electric vehicle (EV) chargers. These cutting-edge devices will be incorporated into the Active AC-DC front-end as well as the primary and secondary DC-DC converters, enhancing the efficiency and performance of EV charging systems.
  • May 2023: Infineon Technologies AG and Hon Hai Technology Group revealed their joint efforts through a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The focus of this collaboration is on silicon carbide (SiC) development, leveraging Infineon's expertise in automotive SiC innovations and Foxconn's profound knowledge of automotive systems. Working together, the two companies will concentrate on implementing SiC technology in various high-power automotive applications, including traction inverters, onboard chargers, and DC-DC converters, ushering in a new era of innovation and efficiency in the automotive industry.

Automotive DC-DC Converter Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value USD Billion)

    1. 5.1 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Commercial Vehicle

      2. 5.1.2 Passenger Vehicle

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. 5.2.1.1 United States

        2. 5.2.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.2.1.3 Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. 5.2.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.2.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.2.2.3 France

        4. 5.2.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.2.2.5 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.2.3.1 China

        2. 5.2.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.2.3.3 India

        4. 5.2.3.4 South Korea

        5. 5.2.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Rest of the World

        1. 5.2.4.1 South America

        2. 5.2.4.2 Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Toyota Industries Corporation

      2. 6.2.2 TDK Corporation

      3. 6.2.3 Continental AG

      4. 6.2.4 Robert Bosch GmbH

      5. 6.2.5 Denso Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Panasonic Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Infineon Technologies AG

      8. 6.2.8 Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA

      9. 6.2.9 Aptiv PLC

      10. 6.2.10 Alps Alpine Co. Ltd

      11. 6.2.11 Marelli Corporation

      12. 6.2.12 Valeo Group

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Automotive DC-DC Converter Industry Segmentation

A DC-DC converter comprises inductors, microcontroller units (MCUs), and magnetic core components encompassed in a block design for integration into vehicles. The DC-DC converter is connected to an automobile's ignition system to effectively control the startup and shutdown of the engine to reduce emissions.

The scope of the report covers segmentation based on vehicle type and geography. By vehicle type, the market is segmented as passenger cars and commercial vehicles. By geography, the market is segmented as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the World. 

For each segment, market sizing and forecast have been done based on value (USD) for all the above segments.

Vehicle Type
Commercial Vehicle
Passenger Vehicle
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle-East and Africa
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Automotive DC-DC Converter Market Research FAQs

The Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market size is expected to reach USD 12.77 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 10% to reach USD 20.57 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market size is expected to reach USD 12.77 billion.

Denso Corporation, Toyota Industries Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental AG and Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA are the major companies operating in the Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market.

In 2023, the Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market size was estimated at USD 11.49 billion. The report covers the Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Automotive Dc-Dc Converter Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Automotive DC-DC Converter Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)