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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

Europe’s OEMs need to keep prioritising plug-ins

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain

06 July 2021

2021 plug-in sales need to be up 60% on 2020 numbers if OEMs are to contine to meet CO2 reduction targets and avoid fines. Is this possible?

US sales boom, defying the odds

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

02 July 2021

Despite the automotive industry facing a number of challenges, US vehicle sales continue to surpass expectations.

Chips: Who is cashing in?

Bill Rinna, Director Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas

30 June 2021

The semiconductor shortages affecting the automotive sector have hit some OEMs harder than others. So how have the various companies fared?

European LV production: time to stop and take stock

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

24 June 2021

Halfway through 2021, how does the landscape look for light vehicle production in Europe? And what can we expect going forward?

How far will your dollar go in today’s US Battery Electric Vehicle market?

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst, Powertrain Forecasts, The Americas

11 June 2021

How do today’s BEVs stack up, in terms of range and price point, a decade after the US launch of the Nissan LEAF?

A tale of two markets

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

08 June 2021

The light vehicle markets in Canada and the US were hit hard by Covid-19 but due to a variety of factors the US has clearly come out on top.

The next-generation cobalt-free EV battery is just around the corner

Sam Adham, Senior Powertrain Analyst

27 May 2021

Ongoing advances in the development of electric vehicle batteries may mean that cobalt is no longer a necessity.

Algeria’s spectacular automotive failure

Ben Trevis, Research Analyst

25 May 2021

Since 2016, sales in Algeria have been lacklustre and 2020 saw a huge decline, with just 21,000 Light Vehicles sold in the year as whole.

Will Mexico be left behind by SUV trends?

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

17 May 2021

While SUV sales in North America are powering ahead, in Mexico the Car is still king.

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