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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

Expanded LMC-GlobalData Platform

LMC Automotive

18 July 2022

While LMC's compass remains active, services have now been integrated into an expanded offering on the GlobalData platform

The rapid rise of NEVs in China

Alan Kang, Senior Market Analyst

14 July 2022

Sales of New Energy Vehicle models surged by 110% in the first five months of this year in China’s passenger car market

Why the transition from ICE to BEV is seeing a return to rear-wheel-drive

Oliver Petschenyk, Powertrain Expert Analyst

05 July 2022

Legacy BEVs have mostly been ICE-conversions and therefore front-wheel-drive. But BEV automakers are starting to adopt rear-wheel-drive

How will the Turkish Battery Electric Vehicle market evolve over the forecast horizon?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

28 June 2022

When looking at BEV sales alone, Turkey is one of the smallest markets in the region but there is scope for improvement

Korea’s automobile demand, supply, and equilibrium during the pandemic

Korea Analytics Team

22 June 2022

After a hugely successful 2020, what caused the combination of stagnant sales and higher inflation in Korea in 2021?

Global auto capacity – perfect fit?

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

16 June 2022

With the global Light Vehicle capacity utilisation rate at a record low for this century, are we heading for a spate of plant closures?

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?

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