Top 10 Facts of Catalytic Converters in Hybrid Cars

Fact 1

Catalytic converters have been required on all new passenger vehicles in the US since 1975.

Fact 2

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.

Fact 3

Hybrid cars represent one of the fastest growing segments for catalytic converters due to increasing hybrid vehicle production.

Fact 4

Palladium, platinum and rhodium are the three main precious metals used in catalytic converters to treat exhaust emissions.

Fact 5

The Toyota Prius has been the top-selling hybrid car worldwide since its launch in Japan in 1997.

Fact 6

The optimal operating temperature of most catalytic converters ranges between 800-1000°F.

Fact 7

Back-pressure caused by a clogged converter can reduce engine power in a hybrid car by up to 50 percent.

Fact 8

California accounts for nearly 15% of all hybrid vehicle registrations in the United States as of 2020.

Fact 9

Toyota pioneered the commercialization of close-coupled catalytic converters in 1993 to improve cold start emissions

Fact 10

Hybrid battery warranty periods typically range between 8-10 years or 80,000-150,000 miles.