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Our expert analysts share their views on the automotive industry, whether it be in relation to global car sales, recent events, what they think is going to happen next in the market or just their thoughts on some exclusive data from our forecasts – offering invaluable insights into both the industry and our thinking.

Latest Posts

Another exit from the Autonomous Vehicle moon shot race

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

04 November 2022

Ford and VW have decided to end the development of shared Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle robotaxis through Argo.ai, but the race continues

Global OEMs in China: tough going

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

01 November 2022

As some global OEMs are re-evaluating investment plans in China, the going appears to have become distinctly tougher for foreign automakers

Europe’s EV platform strategy: flexible, focused, or both!

James Norris, Senior Analyst

27 October 2022

The sale of ICE LVs will be prohibited in Europe from 2035, so automakers are forming strategies to best navigate the transition to BEVs

India BEVs: Moment of truth

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia-Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

21 October 2022

India’s BEV market is developing from the bottom up through the two-wheeler market. Will this act as a springboard for electrified PVs?

Japan’s vehicle market: Two scenarios for future BEV sales growth

Asia-Pacific Analytics Team

18 October 2022

Despite global momentum, BEVs have not been well received by Japanese consumers, but H1 2022 sales suggest they are starting to be accepted

BEV battery anodes – unlocking the potential?

Chun Fung Lee, Powertrain Analyst

11 October 2022

While much has already been achieved in improved cathode technology for BEV batteries, the next frontier is the anode

Global demand braces for impact

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

05 October 2022

After facing years of setbacks, the global Light Vehicle market continues to struggle, and now underlying demand is starting to erode

The future of SEAT and Škoda within VW Group

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

29 September 2022

We are at the start of a transitionary period where some model lines are being phased out in favour of all-new electric launches

Thailand’s journey to becoming ASEAN’s EV hub

Kunat Tharasrisuthi, Senior Analyst, Asia Powertrain Forecast

20 September 2022

Among ASEAN, Thailand has claimed its place early on the electric vehicle bandwagon by declaring it will be the region’s EV production hub

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