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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

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?

Canada’s Comeback Charge

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

13 May 2022

Stellantis, GM and Ford have all said yes to Canada as a key partner in their electric vehicle journey

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?

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

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?

Rightsizing of BEV Batteries

David Leah, Senior Analyst

02 March 2022

Introducing battery 'rightsizing' strategies reduces manufacturing costs and has less impact on the environment. Can consumers be convinced?

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