Rising demand for lithium-ion batteries may lead to shortages in raw material supply
The lithium-ion battery market is expected to grow 30 percent per year until 2030 – driven by electric vehicles Development creates new supply chain risks, particularly around lithium, nickel and cobalt Mitigation requires increased vertical integration, supply chain regionalization and closed-loop battery recycling
Munich, April 2022: Interest in battery electric vehicles (
Global semiconductor shortage to persist for several years beyond 2022
Chip demand set to rise 17% per year from 2020 to 2022, while supply will grow only 6% per year Additional capacity is not being built up in older semiconductors and will not offer relief in the short term The automotive industry's current design philosophy still relies on older chip generations, making it harder hit than other industries by the shortage
"Automotive Disruption Radar": New technologies in the global automotive industry take off despite the pandemic
Electric vehicle penetration rises dramatically
Increase in patents indicates steady progress towards autonomous driving
New website www.automotive-disruption-radar.com provides extensive data on the trends in the automotive industry
Munich, May 2021: Even the Covid-19 pandemic cannot halt the disruptive developments in technology and customer attitude trends within the automotive sector.
E-Mobility Index 2021: Electric vehicles in strong demand despite corona pandemic – especially in Europe
China leads in battery production and overall ranking Germany and France move up to second and third place Electric vehicle sales rise in Germany, France, Italy and South Korea
Munich, March 2021: Producing the largest number of electric vehicles and battery cells, China leads in the overall and the industry ranking of the "E-Mobility Index 2021". In the market cat
A computer on wheels – The importance of electronics and software in automotive is rapidly increasing
The cost of electronic components per vehicle will rise from US$3,145 to US$7,030 by 2025 Electromobility is the main driving force, with autonomous driving another important factor Roland Berger study shows serious effects along the entire value chain
Munich, January 2020: The car of tomorrow will be a computer on wheels: autonomous driving, greater connecti
E-Mobility Index – China is the best prepared for electric mobility among all automotive nations
Germany leads the pack on technology Financial pressure on automakers is growing through the switch to electric mobility New Battery-as-a-Service models could return OEM margins to higher profitability
Munich, December 2019: Germany has taken the lead from France on technology in a comparison of the seven major automotive nations. Germany now ranks third
Growth in the e-mobility market: Climate goals give electric cars and plug-in hybrids a significant boost
Singapore and the Netherlands saw the highest growth in numbers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids sold Expansion of charging infrastructure remains crucial to the success of e-mobility – Netherlands leads the way Falling prices for electric vehicles will further stimulate the market
Munich, October 2018: The heated debate surroundin
Increasing challenges for automotive suppliers as global vehicle production declines and margin pressure grows
Sales decline in China hits suppliers
Cost reductions at OEMs add to financial pressure for suppliers
High investments required for trends like autonomous driving and electric mobility
Financial flexibility, cost management and active portfolio management will be key to success in the new environment
Munich / Frankfurt, August 2019 – The global automotive supplier industry is facing difficul
Mobility of the future: China speeds ahead
China is fast becoming the driver of global innovation in the automotive industry. In the race to claim a slice of the future market for mobility services, the Middle Kingdom has taken the lead. One in every two electric cars sold in the first half of 2018 went to a customer in China.
The future of trucking: Autonomous driving, electrification and digital connectivity are set to make smart logistics and up to 40 percent lower operating costs a reality
Trucking is the leading mode of freight transportation in the world today. Some 70 percent of goods are shipped by road in Europe and the United States, with the figure in China topping 75 percent. And there will be no let-up in demand in the years to come.
E-mobility: Automakers must invest in battery development and recycling
The world's seven leading automotive nations – Germany, France, Italy, the US, Japan, China and Korea – are pressing forward emphatically with their e-mobility efforts.
Purpose-built vehicles for ride-sharing services: Global demand to rise to 2.5 million cars by 2025
The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles: Cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. In Europe, the United States and China alone, one million of these specially designed vehicles, many of them electric, are set to be sold by 2020, with the demand already expected to reach some 2.5 million by 2025.
Digital Solutions and Mobility Patterns Herald New Opportunities for Profitable Growth in Motor Fleet Insurance
Motor fleet insurance has traditionally been a difficult area for insurers to be involved in. Indeed, policies aimed at meeting car users' end needs, coupled with the sheer negotiating power of fleet owners, have combined to turn the business into a major loss-maker for insurers.
Autonomous Driving in Rural Areas Stimulated by Demographic Change
The aging of the population will give fresh impetus to the drive for autonomous vehicles – especially in the countryside. A system of driverless buses on fixed routes in combination with other self-driving vehicles providing flexible "last-mile" services can help people, especially the elderly, remain active members of their community.
Autonomous driving and alternative mobility services compel the automotive industry to rethink business models
Growing numbers of people are expressing a greater interest in getting around by robocab than in purchasing a car of their own. As many as 40 percent of US city dwellers fall into this camp, as do 26 percent of young Chinese citizens. The share of people using carsharing, ridesharing or taxis to get about is also rising, having doubled in Germany in the space of just one year.