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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

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?

GlobalData, LMC Automotive and Just Auto

Pete Kelly, Managing Director, LMC Automotive

16 May 2022

By integrating LMC’s services and information with the GlobalData platform, our clients will gain access to even more valuable insights

Global Light Vehicle Sales in 2022: Reasons to be cheerful?

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

24 January 2022

Significant challenges remain for the automotive industry, notably in the form of ongoing supply shortages and the spread of Omicron

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Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

01 November 2021

Ongoing chip shortages are forcing OEMs to prioritise their most profitable products, at the expense of lower-margin stablemates.

Global automotive industry: keeping up to speed

Pete Kelly, Managing Director, LMC Automotive

06 October 2021

LMC's new Global Automotive Navigator offers real-time updates to our Global Light Vehicle Sales Forecasts.

Global Light Vehicle demand hit hard by supply disruptions, delaying recovery by more than a year

Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation & Global Vehicle Forecasting

24 September 2021

The impact of the delta variant, coupled with ongoing chip shortages, is likely to lead to a delay in returning to pre-pandemic conditions

The EU plans to stack chips

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

11 March 2021

Pandemic-related global semiconductor shortages could herald EU investment of €50 billion to support localised production

Are the chips down for Trucks?

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Vehicle Forecasting

04 March 2021

Any hope that the Heavy Vehicle sector might escape unscathed from the cascading global semiconductor shortage has been dashed.

Who would have thought that an economically devastating pandemic might be good for vehicle demand?

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

03 February 2021

The risk of exposure to the virus has made many consumers shift away from public transport and look to their own vehicles instead.

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