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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

Road to recovery: Production perseverance in Mexico

Katelyn Drake, Senior Analyst, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting

11 April 2022

Mexico is currently projected to see a larger rebound in Light Vehicle production than either the US or Canada on a percentage basis

US fuel economy rules: tougher standards coming

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasting

07 April 2022

New targets related to fuel economy in the US should herald significant changes in the EV market

The disproportionate impact of war in Ukraine on German automakers

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

28 March 2022

The war in Ukraine has lead to plant closures across Germany and a likely loss of around 150k units in March alone.

VW Group bets on sedans in India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

24 March 2022

VW is hoping that the recently launched Škoda Slavia and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus will improve sedan sales in India

European market outlook worsens

European sales forecasting team

17 March 2022

The Russia LV outlook has been cut by around one million units/year and Ukraine sales are expected to dry up over the near-term

Can China’s NEV market sustain its rapid growth?

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

15 March 2022

Increases in battery raw material prices, cuts to the NEV subsidy and ongoing chip shortage issues could lead to slower growth going forward

Will war in Europe accelerate the shift to e-mobility?

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain

11 March 2022

As Europe weans itself off a reliance on Russia's energy products, will there be a faster transition from ICE to BEV technology?

Norway: A record year in 2021, thanks to BEVs. Will there be another surge in 2022?

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

09 March 2022

In 2021, Norway further cemented its status as the world leader in BEV adoption with a 25% increase from its 2020 sales. Can this continue?

Nearshoring: The solution to North America’s chip woes?

David Oakley, Senior Analyst, Americas Sales Forecasts

07 March 2022

Working with suppliers who are located close to, but not in, the destination market might mitigate the impact of the semiconductor shortage

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