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Train Battery Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Battery Type, by Rolling Stock Type, by Application, by Train Type : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Prateek Yadav | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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The global train battery market was valued at $483.0 million in 2021, and is projected to reach $748.30 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2022 to 2031.

Train Battery Market, Train Battery Industry

The train battery market is segmented into Battery Type, Rolling Stock Type, Application and Train Type.

Battery technology has greatly improved over the past 20 years broadening the scope of use of battery in trains. The battery is usually fitted in a battery box underneath the coach/rolling stock. A train battery performs very crucial role. It undergoes into dusty atmosphere, moderate to high vibration along with varying temperatures and in a continuous charge-discharge mode. Train batteries are used for locomotive starting, lighting, on board auxiliary system in engines and coaches.

Locomotives require a battery to start the engine as well as to provide electrical power for lighting and controls when the engine is off and power is not being produced by the alternator. Diesel trains use heavy-duty industrial batteries both for starting and for operating a range of equipment on board. The train batteries include a DC power, which is supplied to the coaches. Power to trains was previously supplied through diesel engines; however, they were not considered economical, due to their high maintenance cost. Also, they were not considered to be good for the environment, due to their harmful emissions. Further, their constant use led to need for electrification of railways. The search for alternative fuels to reduce the import cost of fossil fuels led to implementation of train batteries and electrification of the railway system.

Train Battery Market by Train Type

Factors such as increase in allocation of budget for the development of railways, surge in demand for a secure, safer, and efficient rail transport, and rise in demand for trains with better passenger capacity are some of the factors propelling the demand of train batteries. However, government regulations on train batteries and high capital requirement are factors expected to hamper the train battery market growth.

Furthermore, improvement in railway infrastructure in developing countries and increase in development & testing of autonomous train are expected to create numerous opportunities for the industry players in the future.

The train battery market is segmented on the basis of battery type, rolling stock type, application, train type, and region. By battery type, the market is divided into lead acid, nickel cadmium and lithium ion. By rolling stock type, the market is segmented as locomotive, metro, monorail, tram, freight wagons and passenger coaches. By application, the market is segmented as starter battery and auxiliary battery. On the basis of train type, the market is segmented as hybrid, battery operated and others. By region, the train battery industry is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Train Battery Market by Battery Type

Increase in allocation of budget for the development of railways

Infrastructure by allocating a higher budget. For instance, India’s finance minister allocated a budget of $14.11 billion for its railway sector in February 2021. Also, this 2021 railway budget highlighted the national transporters’ plan for 100% electrification of the board gauge network by December 2023.

In addition, various countries across the globe are continuously increasing their rail budget to deploy the latest technologies and improve their infrastructure. Similarly, in June 2021, in China, which has seen the length of its high-speed railway network increase by 91% between 2015 and 2020, the new guidelines indicated that the country’s detection of speed has come at a high price. Furthermore, revenue of China’s rail industry increased by 6% in 2019 to $117 billion, and it reached $125 billion by the end of 2020. Thus, an upsurge in budget allocation and increase in development of rail infrastructure acts as a key factor that drives the growth of the railway sector, which, in turn, is propelling the train battery market.

Train Battery Market by Rolling Stock Type

Improvement in railway infrastructure in developing countries

Improvement in railway infrastructure increases the speed and efficiency of railway systems for freight and passenger transportation. In addition, the deployment of an autonomous train needs to be backed up by a large investment. Governments of developing countries are investing heavily to meet the requirements of the latest technology setup required for autonomous trains, which boosts the demand for train batteries.

For instance, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation organization, in November 2021 stated that the Indian Railways announced that approximately 102 semi-high-speed Vande Bharat Expresses are expected to begin operations by 2024, with at least 10 new trains scheduled to launch by August 2022 that are estimated to connect 40 cities. The initiative gave a major boost to the Indian Railways on infrastructure modernization. All these factors are anticipated to offer numerous opportunities for train automation players operating in the country. Hence, such improvements in developing countries are expected to create opportunities for the train battery market expansion during the forecast period.

Train Battery Market by Application

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the train battery market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing train battery market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the train battery market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global train battery market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies

Train Battery Market by Region

Train Battery Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Battery Type
  • Lead Acid
  • Nickel Cadmium
  • Lithium Ion
By Rolling Stock Type
  • Locomotive
  • Metro
  • Monorail
  • Tram
  • Freight Wagons
  • Passenger Coaches
By Application
  • Starter Battery
  • Auxiliary Battery
By Train Type
  • Hybrid
  • Battery Operated
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest Of Asia Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Leclanche, GS Yuasa Corporation, Hitachi Rail Limited, Fengri Power & Electric Co., Limited, Amara Raja Batteries Limited, Hoppecke Batteries, Inc, Exide Industries Ltd, Shield Batteries Limited, Shuangdeng Group Co, Ltd, Ecobat, BorgWarner Akasol AG, AEG Power Solutions, HBL Power Systems Limited, Power & Industrial Battery Systems GmbH, East Penn Manufacturing Company, Saft, ENERSYS

Analyst Review

The global train battery market has a promising future for existing market players. Factors such as the rise in the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the railway industry and the increase in demand for safety and compliance in rail transit are expected to drive the growth of the market. Major market players have developed and launched new train battery solutions to cater to a wider customer base globally. Furthermore, an increase in the number of rail passengers from various countries such as the U.S., Russia, India, Japan, the UK, and Germany, as a result of growth in demand for autonomous trains is expected to develop new applications during the forecast period. Moreover, the incorporation of newly launched technologies such as autonomous trains, electric trains, and communication-based train control technologies, is anticipated to provide lucrative growth opportunities for the market.

Furthermore, the train battery market is projected to witness considerable growth, especially in Asia-Pacific, owing to the presence of sophisticated infrastructure to undertake various projects and the earliest & highest adoption of train battery solutions across various industries. Commercial and government rail operators are adopting various innovative techniques to provide customers with advanced and innovative offerings. Furthermore, an increase in the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and cloud computing in the railway sector and a rise in the use of rail data in the development of trains, passenger services, and predictive maintenance are major factors expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the market growth.

Region-wise, Asia Pacific is the highest revenue contributor, followed by Europe, North America, and LAMEA. Asia-Pacific is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period, owing to an increase in funding for conducting railway projects in the region

Author Name(s) : Prateek Yadav | Lalit Janardhan Katare
Frequently Asked Questions?

Growing inclination towards the autonomous train appears to be the upcoming trends of train battery Market

Auxiliary battery appears to be the leading application of train battery market

Asia-Pacific largest regional market for train battery

The global train battery market was valued at $483 million in 2021

Saft, Leclanché SA, Exide, Amara Raja and GS Yuasa Corporation are some of the prominent players in the global train battery market

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Train Battery Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031