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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.

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Thailand’s journey to becoming ASEAN’s EV hub

Kunat Tharasrisuthi, Senior Analyst, Asia Powertrain Forecast

20 September 2022

Among ASEAN, Thailand has claimed its place early on the electric vehicle bandwagon by declaring it will be the region’s EV production hub

How OEMs in India adapt to harsher emissions norms

Patcharaphon Wongwetsawat, Senior Analyst

22 August 2022

The implementation of Bharat Standard level 6 or BS6 in April 2020 was a big automotive game changer in India, but it hasn't stopped there

Will Germany’s likely PHEV grant removal hasten the demise of this technology in Europe?

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain

28 July 2022

PHEVs continue to have a part to play in Europe’s roadmap to zero-emission vehicle sales, but one that looks likely to shrink from next year

Can the UK auto industry survive without a vast domestic battery manufacturing base?

Sam Adham, Senior Powertrain Research Analyst

25 July 2022

Demand for battery cells will be mostly satisfied by imports from Europe. But the UK could serve other areas of the battery supply chain

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

Why the transition from ICE to BEV is seeing a return to rear-wheel-drive

Oliver Petschenyk, Powertrain Expert Analyst

05 July 2022

Legacy BEVs have mostly been ICE-conversions and therefore front-wheel-drive. But BEV automakers are starting to adopt rear-wheel-drive

How will the Turkish Battery Electric Vehicle market evolve over the forecast horizon?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

28 June 2022

When looking at BEV sales alone, Turkey is one of the smallest markets in the region but there is scope for improvement

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?

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