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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 impact of the procurement crisis on European OEMs

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

17 September 2021

With raw material price increases, semiconductor shortages and production bottlenecks, vehicle output remains significantly reduced.

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?

European LV production: time to stop and take stock

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

24 June 2021

Halfway through 2021, how does the landscape look for light vehicle production in Europe? And what can we expect going forward?

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.

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.

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.

Passing on the torch

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

03 March 2021

For the past ten years, the crown for the most popular vehicle segment in Europe has been fought between B- and C-sized vehicles.

Are inventories the European market’s black hole?

Arthur Maher, Director of Research

21 January 2021

Recent events have highlighted that stock movements are a critical component in understanding the likely evolution of build volumes.

Charging ahead: BEV adoption in Norway

David Leah, Senior Analyst

25 November 2020

For many years Norway has been hailed as the world leader in BEV adoption with over half of new vehicles sold so far in 2020 being BEVs.

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