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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

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?

China: OEM strategies play a critical role in the development of MHEV (48V)

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

18 November 2021

In China, MHEV (48V) accounts for 47% of the overall hybrid sector and growth nearly doubled at the start of this year. Will this last?

IT companies take centre stage in China’s NEV market

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

01 September 2021

China's New Energy Vehicle sector remains on a robust upward trend and tech companies want a piece of the action.

Chinese market shows a K-shaped recovery

James Zhu, Powertrain Analyst, China

23 August 2021

China's economy is showing a K-shaped recovery since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. This pattern is also evident in the auto market.

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