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Dyson Launching Electric Car by 2020

Dyson’s venture into electric vehicles comes at a time when more and more automakers are embracing electric powertrain technology; they have an uphill battle to differentiate themselves. While a £2 billion investment is large, it is on par with research and development costs for established automakers and seems low for a new entrant, especially considering […]
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Trends from London Tech Week 2017

The vehicle of the near future will be electric, lightweight and recyclable, connected and autonomous. The automotive industry is experiencing the biggest waves of innovation and what were until recently viewed as industry disruptors are now seen as opportunities for auto companies, as well as platform providers and app developers. Auto and tech companies as […]
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Despite the United States Giving the Cold Shoulder, Manufacturing Cars in Mexico Makes Sense

As Donald Trump tries to revive an American manufacturing base, automotive production in Mexico has come under scrutiny. Many global automakers already operate plants in Mexico, attracted by its strong economy and stable government, but uncertainty surrounding trade deals such as NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement – have called into question the […]
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Peugeot-Opel Merger: Implications for Western European Car Market and Industry Production

Peugeot SA has agreed to take over the Opel/Vauxhall brand from General Motors (GM), with the deal valued at EUR2.2 billion. Both companies are in the final stages of negotiations, with GM hinting that the takeover could be wrapped up by 31 July. Euromonitor International discusses key implications that the deal will have on both the Western European new car market and automotive industry. […]
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Autonomous Cars Impact and Disruption on Industries

Euromonitor International has published a new strategy briefing on Autonomous Cars Impact and Disruption on Industries. Car and tech companies are investing in autonomous car technologies. If current technology development prevail, by 2045, 100% of cars on roads globally are expected to be autonomous. This will have significant effect on manufacturers, logistics providers, consumer service industries […]
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Charging Infrastructure Needs to be Improved for Faster Electric Car Adoption

Electric car sales continue to witness double-digit growth rates with more than one million electric cars forecast to be sold in 2017, marking an important tipping point for eco-friendly cars. Improving battery technologies and decreasing electric car prices contribute to expanding electric car sales. However, charging infrastructure remains underdeveloped and needs to be improved in […]
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Maximising the Value of an Autonomous Vehicle

Many cities are testing out autonomous vehicles (AV) and Singapore, a city-state, started its first public trial of an autonomous taxi service in August 2016. The trial is conducted by a Singapore-based company, nuTonomy and the trial will be conducted within One-North, a commercial hub. One-North is a 200-hectare development designed to host a cluster […]
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Lynk and Co 1 Solves The Wrong Problem

On 20 October Lynk and Co introduced its 1 SUV, with the help of which the company hopes to establish a presence in the US car market. The joint venture between Volvo AB and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd intends to target the coveted urban millennial demographic with a technology-focused, affordably-priced line of vehicles, […]
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Automotive 2016 Edition: Key Findings

Euromonitor International’s latest research reveals that global light vehicle sales grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2015. With 86.8 million units sold, this represents a 1.7% increase on demand in 2014. However, this was the lowest annual growth rate since the recovery from the global financial crisis commenced in 2010 and the new automotive […]
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Evolution of Cost Drivers in Auto Industry

Motor vehicle industry’s costs expanded at 6% CAGR during 2010-2015, with intra-industry and labour being the two largest cost drivers. Intra-industry costs in China accounted for nearly 50% of total costs in 2015 driven by investments into new car production capacity. Meanwhile Europe continued to have the largest labour costs globally. Despite high cost operating […]
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Australia’s Automotive Fortunes Assured in the Short Term but Disruptors to the Long-term Potential are Many

A combination of low interest rates and oil prices, employment gains and healthy economic growth are boosting Australia’s automotive fortunes in the short term. Australian consumers also continue to defect to versatile vehicles such as SUVs in their droves which is supporting replacement demand. The likelihood of rising oil prices and interest rates and an […]
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Germany’s High-End Manufacturing Strategy Paying Off

Germany has bucked the trend of shifting manufacturing work to emerging economies like many of its developed counterparts.  This is due to the fact that manufacturing work in Germany is highly technical and requires a skilled workforce,making the work difficult to transfer to low-skilled emerging markets: aerospace, automotive and quality electronics are among the main types […]
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Opel Ogles Value Vehicles

Following the announcement by General Motors (GM) in December 2013 that it is withdrawing the Chevrolet brand from Europe, I commented back in December that this creates space for an affordable GM brand in Europe. This possibility is further supported by the fact that GM is seeking to move the Opel/Vauxhall brands upmarket with models […]
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National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) Drives Car Sales to Record Levels in Nigeria

In October 2013, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced its National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP). In order to stimulate investment in local vehicle production and thereby bolster Nigeria’s economy instead of revenues heading abroad, a core component of the plan is an increase in import duties for passenger cars from 20% to 70% (35% […]
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