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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

Conventional models: the biggest casualty of supply-side disruptions

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

03 December 2021

With the supply-side issues brought on by the pandemic, Conventional models, such as hatchbacks, sedans and wagons, have suffered

Are Chinese brands poised to strike the European BEV market?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

25 November 2021

There are signs that Chinese brands are starting to gain a significant foothold in the European BEV market. Can legacy OEMs compete?

LA Auto Show: Will buyers be convinced by the latest crop of Electric Vehicles on offer?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

19 November 2021

Once again, EVs outnumber their conventional counterparts on the showroom floor. Can new startups compete with traditional OEMs?

China: OEM strategies play a critical role in the development of MHEV (48V)

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

18 November 2021

In China, MHEV (48V) accounts for 47% of the overall hybrid sector and growth nearly doubled at the start of this year. Will this last?

What is stifling FCEV growth in the Passenger Car sector?

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst, Powertrain & Hybrid/EV, Americas

16 November 2021

What does the future hold for fuel cell electric vehicles in the US? And what is preventing hydrogen technology from competing with BEVs?

Dashed hopes – the Canadian Light Vehicle market feels the reality of the microchip shortage

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

12 November 2021

In Canada, the global microchip shortage has led to low inventory, high prices and lack of incentives; wreaking havoc on the LV market

Premium envy

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.

North American production: No treats, just tricks

Katelyn Drake, Senior Analyst, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting

29 October 2021

The spectre of the pandemic casts a shadow over the North America automotive industry with September LV production falling to 909,000 units

Solid state: the state of play

Oliver Petschenyk, Powertrain Expert Analyst

25 October 2021

Solid state cells could prove to be lighter and cheaper than lithium ion cells but no commercially viable LV option has yet been realised.

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