All Data and Analysis articles – Page 2

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    EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

    2019-09-26T09:46:00Z

    In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.

  • Future opportunities
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    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

  • Future EV
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    Greater expectations: brighter days will return for the automotive industry

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits. By then, however, the industry is likely to have undergone further consolidation.

  • Used car sales
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    Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

    2019-09-23T10:30:00Z

    OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive business models and future production, according to a new report.

  • EV tooling VW
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    Re-tooling of manufacturing plants and supply chain for EVs pose investment risk for OEMs

    2019-09-23T06:00:00Z

    Tooling and conversion of automotive plants are significant costs for OEMs as they invest in electrification, which some may struggle to afford, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.  

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    Report: Climate Change vs. Carmakers

    2019-09-20T15:33:00Z

    In our second report from Ultima Media’s automotive business intelligence team, we focus on climate change mitigation policies around the world with a particular focus on the most stringent and imminent EU CO2 emissions targets predicting the financial consequences of the legislation upon the OEMs, the impact upon the wider supply chain and the opportunities that arise from the legislation.

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    Electrification production costs poses risk for automotive OEMs

    2019-09-19T07:00:00Z

    The high R&D, production and supply chain costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

  • CEE production map AMS 2019
    Analysis

    Mapping out an eastward shift

    2019-09-18T12:50:00Z

    After many decades of vehicle production, the heartlands of European automotive manufacturing are undergoing a shift eastward. Highlighting the investments, innovations and impact, Ian Henry looks at a group of nations in a region that’s ramping up…

  • GM Cruise AV RoofRack
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    Building blocks for autonomous vehicles

    2019-09-17T11:05:00Z

    Michael Nash touches on some of the most recent announcements regarding the production of autonomous vehicles

  • CO2 emission regulations
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    Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

    2019-09-17T08:00:00Z

    Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

  • VW ID.3
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    Volkswagen electric vehicles - the next chapter

    2019-09-11T10:54:00Z

    Factories that make vehicles with internal combustion engines could soon be making electric vehicles. Volkswagen has already started the transition at one of its plants

  • BICover_R4_T
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    Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

    2019-09-10T15:44:00Z

    Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and its manufacturing. 

  • FCA Ram line US
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    Staying on track

    2019-09-08T09:02:00Z

    FCA’s restructuring has proved successful and the Jeep brand continues to prosper with new models on the way, but there are still challenges to overcome. Ian Henry reports

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    Automation advances

    2019-08-14T13:41:00Z

    AMS investigates how robotics can be adapted to a wider range of applications and the potential offered by 5G communications

  • BMW Brilliance 5G network
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    5G networking spreads in car production

    2019-07-30T11:52:00Z

    Certain companies have started leveraging 5G in their car manufacturing facilities in China with the hope of drastically increasing efficiency. Michael Nash provides an insight

  • Audi Hungaria emotor
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    Investment motors on

    2019-07-29T09:22:00Z

    OEMs continue to repurpose established engine plant sites for the electric age

  • Business intelligence
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    Ultima Media launches B2B automotive data, insight and intelligence unit with Automotive Analyst appointment

    2019-06-25T12:54:00Z

    Daniel Harrison has been appointed Automotive Analyst at Ultima Media, the B2B media business which owns a portfolio of brands and channels including Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, automotiveIT International, Automotive Logistics and Car Design News.

  • Shenyang battery
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    Cutting battery production costs

    2019-06-20T13:46:00Z

    Automation and economies of scale could see a reduction in battery production costs. Michael Nash takes a look

  • Bosch E-Motive
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    Powertrain suppliers get electric

    2019-04-12T14:13:00Z

    The vehicle electrification craze is showing no signs of slowdown. OEMs are unveiling more and more emobility models at glitzy events, and governments all over the world are establishing laws that will eventually push the internal combustion engine to the margins. As a result, powertrain suppliers are setting aside ...

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    US plants – stick or twist?

    2019-04-10T13:42:00Z

    Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures. Here we provide an overview of the latest news regarding ...