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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.

Algeria’s spectacular automotive failure

Ben Trevis, Research Analyst

25 May 2021

Since 2016, sales in Algeria have been lacklustre and 2020 saw a huge decline, with just 21,000 Light Vehicles sold in the year as whole.

Will Mexico be left behind by SUV trends?

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

17 May 2021

While SUV sales in North America are powering ahead, in Mexico the Car is still king.

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.

The battleground continues to evolve

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

13 May 2021

Advanced technology and autonomous features for greater reliability and safety will play an increasing part in automakers' success.

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.

Has the Chinese bus market bottomed out?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

06 May 2021

2020 marked the fourth consecutive year of decline in Chinese bus sales. What does the future hold for bus sales in the region?

ASEAN making headway in vehicle electrification

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific

03 May 2021

Indonesia and Thailand set ambitious targets for electric vehicle production and sales

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.

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