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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

Is the chip shortage a perfect opportunity for BEV growth in the US?

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasting

13 July 2021

A new wave of BEVs is capturing the US market as stocks of ICE vehicles run low. Can electric vehicles overtake the competition?

Europe’s OEMs need to keep prioritising plug-ins

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain

06 July 2021

2021 plug-in sales need to be up 60% on 2020 numbers if OEMs are to contine to meet CO2 reduction targets and avoid fines. Is this possible?

How far will your dollar go in today’s US Battery Electric Vehicle market?

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst, Powertrain Forecasts, The Americas

11 June 2021

How do today’s BEVs stack up, in terms of range and price point, a decade after the US launch of the Nissan LEAF?

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.

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

Eyes on the prize

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production Forecast

16 April 2021

Over the last few months, more of Europe’s OEMs have made bold announcements to demonstrate their commitment to auto electrification.

Tesla’s Next Stop in India – Part 1

Supparoek Sawangwong, Senior Analyst Asia Powertrain Forecasting

12 April 2021

What is it about India that finally convinced Tesla to enter this market?

Is Europe’s BEV market losing momentum?

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain

30 March 2021

We will see a steady increase of new BEV models being released this year.

China reaffirms route to electrification with new technical roadmap

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

18 December 2020

The new ‘Energy-saving Vehicle and New Energy Vehicle Technical Roadmap 2.0’ was published in Shanghai in late October of this year.

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