Train Battery Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Battery Type (Lead Acid Battery, Nickel Cadmium Battery, Lithium Ion Battery), By Engines (Diesel Locomotives, Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs), Electric Locomotives, Electric Multiple Units (EMUs)), By Application (Metros, High-speed Trains, Light Rails/Monorails, Passenger Coaches), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : May 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616878
  • Pages : 145

Trains need a battery to provide electrical power for lighting and controls as well as to start the engine. A train battery has a very important role in its smooth operation as it undergoes varying temperatures, and moderate to high vibration along with a dusty atmosphere. The battery is fitted under the coach in a battery box and the technology has greatly improved over the years widening the scope of use of battery in trains. Diesel-powered trains use heavy-duty industrial batteries both for operating the train and for starting it. 

Diesel engines were not considered economical as they had high maintenance costs and they were not considered to be good for the environment because they produced harmful emissions. Therefore, this led to the need for the electrification of railways, and the search for alternative fuels to reduce the import cost of fossil fuels which ultimately led to the implementation of electrification of the railway system and train batteries. Electric trains are known as metros or in some regions bullet trains. Electric trains could cut emissions of toxic pollutants and greenhouse gases that can harm the people living near rail yards or railway stations.


The major market driver of the train battery market is the increasing demand for secure, safer, and efficient rail transport for the general public; therefore, constant developments and innovations are being made to make it possible. Additionally, a rise in demand for trains with better passenger capacity and an increase in the allocation of budget for the development of railways by government and private institutions are some of the factors influencing the demand for train batteries.

The adoption of electric railways for fast, efficient, eco-friendly, and cheaper travel for the general public is growing rapidly around the globe. For instance, metros and bullet trains are used widely across the world for daily travel during business hours especially. These electric trains emit less harmful substances in the environment which contributes to their growing popularity and adoption which in turn helps the train battery market to grow over the forecast period.


  • Growth in the development and testing of electric trains is predicted to propel the market:

The demand for electric trains has seen rapid market growth for better speed, eco-friendly, and cost-efficient travel for the general public. This in turn is increasing the demand for appropriate train batteries that go with these electric rails which have different requirements for a train than a traditional diesel engine train. These electric trains or metro are majorly used in developed cities where daily travel for the general public is increasing rapidly and this makes that travel experience easy and better for them. Many developing country's governments are investing to expand the electric train network. Therefore, the train battery market growth is prominent in the forecast period. 

  • The allocation of budget for the development of railways is projected to drive the train battery market.

Governments around the globe are allocating budgets to railway development in their respective country. These investments in the railway industry are to update the existing railway networks and expand to new territories that don’t have railway access. Furthermore, the countries that don’t have electric trains like metro or bullet trains are heavily investing in these projects to develop them. These constant developments and innovations in railway networks around the globe are predicted to further drive market growth. 

  • The rising environmental issues caused by traditional trains are anticipated to propel market growth.

Traditional diesel engine trains are not considered economical as they have high maintenance costs and they are not considered to be good for the environment because they produce harmful emissions whereas electric trains produce less carbon emission than traditional combustion engine trains. Additionally, many governments are promoting to switch to eco-friendly options for transportation which include the railway which is a major part of transportation around the globe and can affect positively to environment if switched over to electric trains. Therefore, this switch to an eco-friendly option can help in the train battery market growth.


The high cost of development and maintenance of these electric train projects like metros and bullet trains is a major problem for many governments around the globe. Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, and the Philippines have budget constraints that are hindering the development of these electric trains in these regions.

Therefore, a need for high investments in developing economies that have budget constraints and are not able to expand the railway network over the years might hinder the market. Moreover, the train batteries market in these regions is anticipated to be affected negatively during the forecast period due to the slow expansion of railway routes.

Prominent growth is projected in the Asia Pacific region.

Asia Pacific region is expected to show major growth in the train battery industry. The rapid growth in railway development projects in the region with major market players that have developed and launched new train battery solutions for a wider customer base globally coupled with an increase in the number of rail passengers from various countries such as India, Japan, and others Asia Pacific regions might result in the growth of demand for electric trains. This is expected to influence the market growth in the region during the forecast period.

Moreover, governments investing in the development and expansion of electric train networks for daily passenger travel in these regions propels the train battery market growth during the forecast period. This growth is due to the presence of sophisticated infrastructure to undertake various projects and the earliest and highest adoption of train battery solutions across various industries in the Asia Pacific region.

Products Offered by Key Companies:

  • Hitachi Rail: Battery Intercity Train can cover 70km on non-electrified routes while operating at 125mph intercity speeds at the same or increased performance. Adding just one battery to it reduces emissions by more than 20% and offers cost savings of 20-30%.
  • Exide: MET1100 VRLA batteries are for air conditioning and train lighting of railway coaches. These batteries come charged from factories and are in ready-to-use condition. The special railway application batteries are designed differently from conventional lead-acid batteries so that they can provide maintenance-free operation.

Key Developments:

  • In February 2024, Hitachi Rail got a contract from the Municipality of Naples to manufacture new generation electric trains for the Naples Metro Line. The €200 million contract will see Hitachi Rail manufacture 22 new trains for the Naples metro line with a length of 39 meters and a capacity of 290 passengers. 


  • By Battery Type
    • Lead Acid Battery
    • Nickel Cadmium Battery
    • Lithium Ion Battery
  • By Engines
    • Diesel Locomotives
    • Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs)
    • Electric Locomotives
    • Electric Multiple Units (EMUs)
  • By Application
    • Metros
    • High-speed Trains
    • Light Rails/Monorails
    • Passenger Coaches
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others 
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others 
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others 
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key Benefits to the Stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings

3.2. Analyst View


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.5. Analyst View


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Lead Acid Battery

5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.3. Nickel Cadmium Battery

5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.3.2. Growth Prospects

5.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.4. Lithium Ion Battery

5.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.4.2. Growth Prospects

5.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Diesel Locomotives

6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.3. Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs)

6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.4. Electric Locomotives

6.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.4.2. Growth Prospects

6.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.5. Electric Multiple Units (EMUs)

6.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.5.2. Growth Prospects

6.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Metros

7.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.2.2. Growth Prospects

7.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.3. High-speed Trains

7.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.3.2. Growth Prospects

7.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.4. Light Rails/Monorails

7.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.4.2. Growth Prospects

7.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.5. Passenger Coaches

7.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.5.2. Growth Prospects

7.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. By Battery Type

8.2.2. By Engines

8.2.3. By Application

8.2.4. By Country United States Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Canada Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Mexico Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.3. South America

8.3.1. By Battery Type

8.3.2. By Engines

8.3.3. By Application

8.3.4. By Country Brazil Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Argentina Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. By Battery Type

8.4.2. By Engines

8.4.3. By Application

8.4.4. By Country United Kingdom Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Germany Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects France Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Italy Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Spain Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. By Battery Type

8.5.2. By Engines

8.5.3. By Application

8.5.4. By Country Saudi Arabia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects UAE Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. By Battery Type

8.6.2. By Engines

8.6.3. By Application

8.6.4. By Country

8.6.5. Japan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6.6. China Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6.7. India Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6.8. South Korea Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6.9. Taiwan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6.10. Thailand Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6.11. Indonesia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6.12. Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Competitive Dashboard


10.1. Exide

10.2. NSURE Energy

10.3. Saft

10.4. Hitachi Rail

10.5. Microtexindia

10.6. Hoppecke

10.7. Toshiba

10.8. Lithion Battery Inc.

10.9. Alstom


NSURE Energy


Hitachi Rail




Lithion Battery Inc.