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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 finally bites in India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

04 October 2021

Festival season in India usually augurs a peak in car sales, but chip shortages are likely to curtail inventory significantly this year.

Global Light Vehicle demand hit hard by supply disruptions, delaying recovery by more than a year

Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation & Global Vehicle Forecasting

24 September 2021

The impact of the delta variant, coupled with ongoing chip shortages, is likely to lead to a delay in returning to pre-pandemic conditions

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.

IT companies take centre stage in China’s NEV market

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

01 September 2021

China's New Energy Vehicle sector remains on a robust upward trend and tech companies want a piece of the action.

Follow the money: Investing in North American production

Katelyn Drake, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting Analyst

18 August 2021

Automakers in North America are investing heavily in vehicle assembly plants. What impact could this have on the production landscape?

New policy to energise India’s BEV market

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

27 July 2021

More than 15 states in India have proposed or adopted policies for the promotion of EVs. Maharashtra leads the charge with ambitious aims.

Chips: Who is cashing in?

Bill Rinna, Director Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas

30 June 2021

The semiconductor shortages affecting the automotive sector have hit some OEMs harder than others. So how have the various companies fared?

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?

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.

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