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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

Asia-China: Tesla and BYD coming in hot

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific

21 December 2022

As BEV adoption rapidly accelerates across Asia-Pacific, competition is intensifying for Japanese carmakers in the region

COVID-19 will be the biggest factor affecting the Chinese market this year

Nan Zhang, Passenger Car Market Analyst

12 December 2022

COVID-19 prevention and containment measures have had a serious impact on production and sales activities in China this year.

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

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

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?

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

Are China’s OEMs ready for the smart-car revolution?

John Zeng, Director, China Forecasting

05 January 2022

Tech giants, together with a raft of new startups, are driving the commercialisation of autonomous driving technology in China

Are Chinese brands poised to strike the European BEV market?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

25 November 2021

There are signs that Chinese brands are starting to gain a significant foothold in the European BEV market. Can legacy OEMs compete?

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