Top 10 Facts of Catalytic Converters in Hybrid Cars
Catalytic converters have been required on all new passenger vehicles in the US since 1975.
The global catalytic converter market size was valued at USD 56.7 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% through 2030.
Hybrid cars represent one of the fastest growing segments for catalytic converters due to increasing hybrid vehicle production.
Palladium, platinum and rhodium are the three main precious metals used in catalytic converters to treat exhaust emissions.
The Toyota Prius has been the top-selling hybrid car worldwide since its launch in Japan in 1997.
The optimal operating temperature of most catalytic converters ranges between 800-1000°F.
Back-pressure caused by a clogged converter can reduce engine power in a hybrid car by up to 50 percent.
California accounts for nearly 15% of all hybrid vehicle registrations in the United States as of 2020.
Toyota pioneered the commercialization of close-coupled catalytic converters in 1993 to improve cold start emissions
Hybrid battery warranty periods typically range between 8-10 years or 80,000-150,000 miles.