Thursday, 16 June 2016
GHG regs prompt new US engine report
Impending GHG Phase Two regulations, growth of vertical integration and constant push for improved engine efficiency have sparked a new report of the North American engine activity.
Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research of Columbus, Indiana, and Rhein Associates of Canton, Michigan have teamed to produce the NA On-highway CV Engine Outlook report.
The Engine Outlook presents historical trends, current activity and forecasts of engine demand in on-highway commercial vehicles.
The report also analyses major trends in engine displacement, engine type (diesel, gasoline, natural gas, and other), captive versus non-captive engines, and premium versus non-premium power for Class 8 vehicles.
“We are planning to research, analyze and forecast a variety of CV engine-related characteristics in each quarterly issue,” said Tom Rhein, president of Rhein Associates. “This including current and future OEM offerings and the potential impact of engine-related regulations.”
He added: “We are very excited about this new report and the opportunity to partner with ACT Research, who provided the overall economic, historical and vehicle forecast data.”
According to ACT’s senior partner and general manager, Ken Vieth, “Tom and I finally decided the time was right to turn these discussions into a publication with analysis and forecasts that could be available to benefit the entire industry.”
Vieth continued, “With the impending GHG Phase Two regulations, with the growth of vertical integration across the supply chain, and with the constant push for engine efficiencies and reduced emissions simultaneously, now seemed like the perfect opportunity to apply our models and expertise collaboratively to provide intel unlike any other available.”
Rhein Associates supplies powertrain information to worldwide clients enabling accurate and informed business decisions and marketing plans. RAI produces: The Rhein Report (leading monthly newsletter), The Future of Diesel Engines (five-year history and forecast book), and various engine databases as well as accomplishing various consulting projects.
ACT claims to be the worldwide leading publisher of new and used commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market, as well as the US tractor-trailer market and the China CV market.