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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

Chip shortage in South America: low volume, high impact

Emily Vihonsky, Analyst, Production Forecasting, Americas

13 June 2022

Although disruption for South America is not as sizable in terms of volume as it is in other regions, the repercussions are significant

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?

What are the prospects for LFP batteries?

Sam Adham, Senior Powertrain Research Analyst

19 May 2022

Amidst the threat of high nickel prices, will automakers embrace the full potential of LFP batteries?

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

Canada’s Comeback Charge

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

13 May 2022

Stellantis, GM and Ford have all said yes to Canada as a key partner in their electric vehicle journey

Road to recovery: Production perseverance in Mexico

Katelyn Drake, Senior Analyst, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting

11 April 2022

Mexico is currently projected to see a larger rebound in Light Vehicle production than either the US or Canada on a percentage basis

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.

Nearshoring: The solution to North America’s chip woes?

David Oakley, Senior Analyst, Americas Sales Forecasts

07 March 2022

Working with suppliers who are located close to, but not in, the destination market might mitigate the impact of the semiconductor shortage

Rightsizing of BEV Batteries

David Leah, Senior Analyst

02 March 2022

Introducing battery 'rightsizing' strategies reduces manufacturing costs and has less impact on the environment. Can consumers be convinced?

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