GVR Report cover Automotive Emission Test Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Automotive Emission Test Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Solution (Software, Services, Equipment/Hardware), By Emission Equipment, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-771-1
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2019
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global automotive emission test equipment market size was valued at USD 658.6 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.09% from 2021 to 2028. Soaring need for permissible emission limits for road vehicles, regulations pertaining to release of harmful compounds, stringent compliance with mandates and guidelines is projected to stoke the growth of the market. Rising awareness and concerns regarding pollution caused by vehicle exhaust, especially from passenger cars and light-duty vehicles, are resulting in increased need for enforcement of stringent rules and regulations by governments of various countries.

North America automotive emission test equipment market size, by solution, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

Governments across the world have drafted regulations with objectives of limiting hazardous releases from vehicles. For instance, the European Union has specified stringent norms for vehicles such as the Euro 6/VI standard to control vehicular emissions. In addition, there are strict rules, regulations, and standards for periodic technical inspections and maintenance to monitor automotive emanations across countries such as the U.S., Canada, Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, China, and Japan.

Opacity meter is a cost-effective device used to measure particulate matter in automotive exhaust systems. Surging demand for periodic technical inspections (PTI) to regulate release of harmful gases is one of the key factors propelling the market worldwide. Furthermore, increasing incorporation of opacity meters in inspection and maintenance programs is poised to boost the growth of the market.

Technological advancements in these systems such as portable emission measurement systems (PEMS), which are used to measure any type of particulate content on roads emitted from various vehicle exhaust systems, are also playing a pivotal role in the development of the market.

Development of several modes of transportation and subsequent dependency of the transportation sector on fuels such as alternative fuels and liquid-mineral fuels is expected to intensify concentration of greenhouse gases and hazardous particulate matter in the environment. Staggering volumes of gases and particulates emitted by vehicles necessitates control, monitoring, and regulation, thereby impelling the use of vehicle emission testing system, which drives the growth of the vehicle emission test system market globally.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The impact of COVID-19 on the integrated automotive sector has been adverse and worldwide. The initial lockdown phase in China disrupted the export of automotive components, which consequently had dire consequences on the automotive production worldwide. The entire scenario resulted in disruptions across supply chains, and a downshift in the global demand for automobiles. Both the businesses and consumers are holding off the new purchases of automobiles due to economic uncertainty.

Similarly, the COVID-19 pandemic has also impacted the revenue generated from the automotive testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services at large. The major players in the market are facing substantial pressure after experiencing growth for many years. The variety of activities such as R&D/Exploration, production, new product testing, and regulatory approval have impacted the most. The government’s strict lockdown policies and transportation restrictions have resulted in a shutdown of in-house as well as the government-backed TIC facilities.

Solution Insights

The emission test equipment segment led the automotive emission test equipment market and accounted for more than 47% of the global revenue in 2020. It is anticipated to continue its dominance over the forecast period on account of the rising demand for the testing equipment worldwide. This segment holds a substantial market share as compared to the software segment. The emission test services segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 5.9% from 2021 to 2028 owing to increasing emphasis placed on reducing releases of greenhouse gases by passenger and light-duty vehicles, especially in developing countries such as China and India.

These services help in ensuring that vehicle exhaust systems are operating within standard norms and limitations through periodic technical inspection. Rising adoption of service business, particularly across developing nations, is also contributing to the growth of the segment.

Emission Equipment Insights

The other vehicle emission test equipment/components segment led the market and accounted for more than 84% of the global revenue in 2020. The segment anticipated to maintain its dominance through 2028. The growth of the segment can be attributed to rising demand for automotive emission test systems by a large number of automobile manufacturers across the world. Advancements in vehicle emission diagnostic systems such as onboard diagnostic tools are also supplementing the growth of the other segment.

Global automotive emission test equipment market share, by equipment type/component, 2020 (%)

The smoke meters segment is projected to experience a CAGR of 3.26% during the forecast period. The demand for smoke meters is rising in vehicle emission test system market as they are used to detect and measure smoke emitted from diesel engines. Opacity meters find significant use in periodic technical inspection (PTI) and inspection and maintenance (I&M) programs.

Regional Insights

The Europe region dominated the market for automotive emission test equipment and accounted for over 34% of the global revenue share in 2020. Countries in the region such as the U.K., Germany, and the Netherlands are at the forefront to adopt vehicle emission testing norms and stringent rules and regulations, as prescribed by the European Union.

Asia Pacific is poised to post the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing urbanization in this region is encouraging introduction and implementation of numerous initiatives, taken by regional countries aimed at regulating and monitoring vehicle exhausts. Besides, the region is transforming into the largest automobile manufacturing hub owing to low production costs of automobiles.

North America is likely to witness notable growth during the forecast period. Within the region, the U.S. is a major adopter and contributor to market growth on account of domicile of a large number of market players such as OEMs, software developers, and service providers.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

This system is intended to provide analysis and collection of exhaust data from various sources, which include non-road mobile machinery or vessels and light- and heavy-duty vehicles. Likewise, Snap-on Incorporated introduced a new emission analyzer. The DGA5000 product was designed for modern workshop and is available as a diesel analyzer or standalone gas analyzer and as a combined unit. The analyzer allows measuring oil temperature and vehicle RPM. Some of the prominent players operating in the global automotive emission test equipment market are:

  • Opus Inspection

  • Gemco Equipment Ltd

  • TÜV Nord Group


  • HORIBA, Ltd.

  • Applus+

  • SGS SA


  • TEXA S.p.A.

Automotive Emission Test Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 686.6 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 971.9 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.09% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments Covered

Solution, emission equipment, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Rest of the World

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; China; Japan

Key companies profiled

Opus Inspection; Gemco Equipment Ltd; TÜV Nord Group; CAPELEC; HORIBA, Ltd.; Applus+; SGS SA; AVL LIST GmbH; TEXA S.p.A.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global automotive emission test equipment market report based on solution, emission equipment, and region:

  • Solution Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Emission Test Equipment

    • Emission Test Software

    • Emission Test Services

  • Emission Equipment Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Opacity Meters/Smoke Meters

    • Other Vehicle Emission Test Equipment/Components

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

    • Rest of the World

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