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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

Chip shortage in South America: low volume, high impact

Emily Vihonsky, Analyst, Production Forecasting, Americas

13 June 2022

Although disruption for South America is not as sizable in terms of volume as it is in other regions, the repercussions are significant

Alternatives to graphite in EV batteries

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain

06 June 2022

Graphite currently makes up the vast bulk of the anode of a typical Li-ion battery. Could a silicon-based material be an alternative?

What are the prospects for LFP batteries?

Sam Adham, Senior Powertrain Research Analyst

19 May 2022

Amidst the threat of high nickel prices, will automakers embrace the full potential of LFP batteries?

GlobalData, LMC Automotive and Just Auto

Pete Kelly, Managing Director, LMC Automotive

16 May 2022

By integrating LMC’s services and information with the GlobalData platform, our clients will gain access to even more valuable insights

Canada’s Comeback Charge

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

13 May 2022

Stellantis, GM and Ford have all said yes to Canada as a key partner in their electric vehicle journey

India to drive Asia-Pacific sales

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

04 May 2022

The market in India has outperformed our expectations in the first three months of the year, with total LV sales at about 1.1 mn units

Could a new nuclear deal spark an automotive boom in Iran?

Ben Trevis, Research Analyst

27 April 2022

Despite crippling sanctions, COVID-19 and a weak global oil outlook, the automotive industry in Iran saw a strong revival in 2020 and 2021

Chinese Electric Vehicle buzz in Asia

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific

22 April 2022

Chinese automakers are formidable players in the BEV field and their competitive offering is enabling them to break into overseas markets

In China, the range extender segment is booming again

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

19 April 2022

In China, sales of Extended Range Electric Vehicles surged by 218% YoY in 2021. What does the future hold for this market?

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