LMC Automotive Analyst Briefings

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

Are we seeing the end of the entry-level car?

Sammy Chan, Manager, Sales Forecasts

03 April 2023

The number of the smallest, entry-level cars has been on the decline in Europe, yet demand will always remain. The reason? Profit!

Will Europe’s BEV market be derailed by e-fuels?

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain

21 March 2023

E-fuels may now be allowed to form part of the powertrain mix for new LVs in Europe beyond 2035, but many headwinds to deployment remain

European inventories are still weak

Arthur Maher, Director of Research

27 February 2023

Recently, European OEMs have been forced to trim build significantly, while incoming orders have slowed. How has this affected inventories?

EU truck market trends 2023

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Commercial Vehicle Forecasting

23 January 2023

Despite the macroeconomic background, the European truck market is being supported by pent-up demand, but there is a challenging year ahead

Europe’s EV platform strategy: flexible, focused, or both!

James Norris, Senior Analyst

27 October 2022

The sale of ICE LVs will be prohibited in Europe from 2035, so automakers are forming strategies to best navigate the transition to BEVs

The future of SEAT and Škoda within VW Group

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

29 September 2022

We are at the start of a transitionary period where some model lines are being phased out in favour of all-new electric launches

Are European inventories looking healthy?

Arthur Maher, Director of Research

31 August 2022

Stock movements are a critical component in understanding the likely evolution of production volumes, so are inventories in Europe healthy?

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

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

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