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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 next-generation cobalt-free EV battery is just around the corner

Sam Adham, Senior Powertrain Analyst

27 May 2021

Ongoing advances in the development of electric vehicle batteries may mean that cobalt is no longer a necessity.

Pandemic tsunami impacts India’s recovery

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

14 May 2021

The relentless escalation of COVID-19 in India has led to vehicle manufacturers shutting their plants from the end of April.

Commercial Van electrification in North America: ready, set, go!

Katelyn Drake, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting Analyst

10 May 2021

Automakers have set lofty electrification goals for the coming years, with all-electric Vans a major focus.

European inventories are looking healthy

Arthur Maher, Director of Research

26 April 2021

While inventory figures are not publicly available in Europe, recent events have highlighted that stock movements are a critical component.

China’s New Energy Vehicle sector takes centre stage

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

16 March 2021

With China's New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market buoyant, LMC Automotive forecasts growth of around 55% in 2021.

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

Ford’s days in India may be numbered

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

09 March 2021

Ford’s presence in the Indian market is likely to diminish as joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra is scrapped.

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.

Fim de uma era: Could the end of local production spell the end of Ford in Brazil?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

12 January 2021

On 11 January, Ford announced that it is ceasing manufacturing in Brazil.

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