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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 disproportionate impact of war in Ukraine on German automakers

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

28 March 2022

The war in Ukraine has lead to plant closures across Germany and a likely loss of around 150k units in March alone.

European market outlook worsens

European sales forecasting team

17 March 2022

The Russia LV outlook has been cut by around one million units/year and Ukraine sales are expected to dry up over the near-term

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?

Norway: A record year in 2021, thanks to BEVs. Will there be another surge in 2022?

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

09 March 2022

In 2021, Norway further cemented its status as the world leader in BEV adoption with a 25% increase from its 2020 sales. Can this continue?

Ukraine: Impact on the European truck sector

Zita Zigan, Director, Global CV Forecasting

28 February 2022

The unfolding situation in Ukraine will have manifold impacts on the Medium and Heavy Truck sector throughout the region

Conventional models: the biggest casualty of supply-side disruptions

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

03 December 2021

With the supply-side issues brought on by the pandemic, Conventional models, such as hatchbacks, sedans and wagons, have suffered

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?

Policy changes pave a bumpy road for Swedish sales

Ben Trevis, Research Analyst

05 November 2021

Sweden’s impressive recent automotive sales are closely related to changes in taxation. But the medium-term impact could be damaging.

The gift that keeps on giving

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

21 October 2021

Once again, the SUV segment has outperformed the general market when it comes to overall European Passenger Vehicle sales

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