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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

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

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?

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