Welcome to the LMC Automotive blog

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

What does the rise in micromobility mean for the auto industry?

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

09 January 2023

In recent years, there has been a noticeable rise in micromobility in many cities around the world. Should the auto industry be worried?

Is the global bus and coach market on the road to recovery?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

11 November 2022

Since 2016 the global bus and coach market has recorded five consecutive years of YoY decline in new sales. Is this set to change in 2022?

Another exit from the Autonomous Vehicle moon shot race

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

04 November 2022

Ford and VW have decided to end the development of shared Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle robotaxis through, but the race continues

Global OEMs in China: tough going

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

01 November 2022

As some global OEMs are re-evaluating investment plans in China, the going appears to have become distinctly tougher for foreign automakers

Global demand braces for impact

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

05 October 2022

After facing years of setbacks, the global Light Vehicle market continues to struggle, and now underlying demand is starting to erode

Global Automotive Outlook Conference 2022

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

07 September 2022

Registration for our Global Automotive Outlook Conference 2022 is now open. This is an event you will not want to miss!

Expanded LMC-GlobalData Platform

LMC Automotive

18 July 2022

While LMC's compass remains active, services have now been integrated into an expanded offering on the GlobalData platform

Global auto capacity – perfect fit?

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

16 June 2022

With the global Light Vehicle capacity utilisation rate at a record low for this century, are we heading for a spate of plant closures?

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?

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