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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

What it is like to be an auto analyst

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific Forecasting

22 December 2021

With the advent of vehicle electrification and the recent advances in vehicle autonomy, it is an exciting time to be an auto analyst

LA Auto Show: Will buyers be convinced by the latest crop of Electric Vehicles on offer?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

19 November 2021

Once again, EVs outnumber their conventional counterparts on the showroom floor. Can new startups compete with traditional OEMs?

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?

Solid state: the state of play

Oliver Petschenyk, Powertrain Expert Analyst

25 October 2021

Solid state cells could prove to be lighter and cheaper than lithium ion cells but no commercially viable LV option has yet been realised.

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.

New policy to energise India’s BEV market

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

27 July 2021

More than 15 states in India have proposed or adopted policies for the promotion of EVs. Maharashtra leads the charge with ambitious aims.

Is the chip shortage a perfect opportunity for BEV growth in the US?

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasting

13 July 2021

A new wave of BEVs is capturing the US market as stocks of ICE vehicles run low. Can electric vehicles overtake the competition?

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?

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?

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