How will Mobile Working Machines look by 2030?

For over 27 years, we have specialized in technologies such as prime movers, hydraulics, electrical systems, drive technology, sensors, controls, and electronics within the Mobile Working Machines sector.

Our pioneering studies on hybrid and electric drive technologies began around 15 years ago. In 2018, we carried out a multi-client study in this area, projecting trends up to the year 2025.

Building on that study's success and responding to significant client interest, we initiated an advanced follow-up study examining the development of Mobile Working Machines with new prime movers and associated drive and work functions until 2030.

Regulatory and technological advancements will reshape drive concepts for Mobile Working Machines in the coming years. OEMs and component suppliers must remain at the forefront of these changes to stay competitive.

Background & Motivation

Manufactureres of Mobile Working Machines and component suppliers are facing regulatory and technological changes. These include for example:

  • EU Missions - 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities: This initiative represents a significant push towards urban sustainability, influencing market demands and regulatory frameworks for OEMs and suppliers.

  • Demands from Construction and Rental Companies: Increasing environmental regulations and cost-efficiency demands from these sectors are accelerating the adoption of innovative drive concepts.

  • Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi): This global effort encourages companies to set ambitious carbon reduction targets, impacting development priorities and investment in new technologies.

  • Technological Innovation: Advances in battery and fuel cell technology (to name just two) provide the potential for new technical solutions and machine designs.

Understanding these dynamics is crucial for stakeholders to strategically navigate future challenges and opportunities. Our analysis has resulted in the development of three distinct products, each offering critical insights.

1. Future Drive Technologies Database

This database is a comprehensive collection of machines with new drive concepts, providing a rich resource for technical insights and industry trends.

The database contains the following machine types and subcategories. It is structured in Excel format and can be filtered and sorted according to machine types and other technical criteria.

FDT Database Screenshot

2. Future Drive Technologies Report

The report provides conclusions and deeper analyses on key issues around electrified and hybrid Mobile Working Machines.


The first part is an in-depth examination of electrification, offering a thorough overview of electric machinery and associated devices. It details the power (in kW), capacity (in kWh), and voltage (in V) of various electrified machines, supported by detailed diagrams and tables. A complete profile of each analyzed machine is available in the FDT database.

Developments and Innovations from Leading Machine Manufacturers

Furthermore, we analyze the developments and innovations from leading machine manufacturers and present their machines with new drive concepts in great detail.

3. Potentials Database for Tailored Forecasts

Finally, we provide production volume forecasts for the years 2025 and 2030 according to:

Machine Types (as described above)

Regions/Countries: Europe, America and Asia


  • Power functions (prime movers)

  • Hydraulics

  • Drive and work functions, and

  • Auxiliaries

We have harmonized the classifications across different industries and machine types. This structured approach enables a comprehensive market overview or a tailored segmentation to suit your product portfolio.

We analyzed all existing and emerging applications of drive technologies in mobile working machines. This sets our work apart from other studies in this field.
Forecasts according to Machine Types and Regions/Countries
Forecasts according to Technologies

4. Workshop

The objective of this optional workshop is to conduct a comprehensive analysis and discussion of potential drive technologies for mobile working machines in the coming years.

Focusing on the timeframe of 2025 and 2030, the session is designed in close collaboration with the client to cater to specific needs and interests. It emphasizes identifying opportunities, assessing risks, and devising actionable strategies for future market success, with a client-tailored approach to ensure the outcomes align with their unique market position and objectives.

More Information

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