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    Coronavirus and beyond: Europe vehicle demand and finished vehicle logistics outlook 2020-2030

    2020-06-04T19:07:00Z

    Download this report for a forecast of European new vehicle demand from 2020-2030 across the region and the top five markets, and analysis of impacts and changes for the European finished vehicle logistics sector. This report is the latest from ECG Business Intelligence, a collaboration between the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and Automotive from Ultima Media

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    Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain May Update

    2020-05-27T17:35:00Z

    Our monthly supply chain updates provide critical information for automotive production, purchasing and logistics professionals in the current crisis, and strategic insight to help companies design more resilient supply chains for the future. Watch the May update for the latest market forecasts from our automotive analyst and insight on how supply chains could be made more resilient from automotive supply chain expert Peter Weiss from Gartner.

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    Watch: Kia maintains investment, launches and stability in Europe

    2020-05-12T11:19:00Z

    In this video interview, Kia Motors Europe chief operating officer, Emilio Herrera, and director of marketing, Carlos Lahoz, outline how the Korean brand is learning from supply chain and production disruptions, digitalising sales channels and maintaining investment in electrification to chart a route towards recovery in Europe.

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    Coronavirus pandemic could force consolidation amongst automotive suppliers

    2020-05-04T17:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic will exact a heavy toll on automotive manufacturers and suppliers, who will face mounting financial losses and growing debt. Some may not survive, at least in their current form or without further government bailouts. Such financial fallout, and the need for companies to reduce costs and consolidate investments, could prompt more consolidation at all levels of the automotive industry in the coming years.

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    Preparing for the next phase of the Covid-19 crisis: European vehicle forecast and manufacturing changes

    2020-04-17T12:05:00Z

    Download this report for monthly forecast of European vehicle registration and production, and an analysis of the manufacturing, supply chain and logistics changes required as OEMs begin restarting assembly plants. This report is the latest from ECG Business Intelligence, a collaboration between the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and Automotive from Ultima Media

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    Global vehicle demand forecast 2020-2030: The drastic impact of the coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-26T10:50:00Z

    Download our full report and analysis on the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand across major regions. Our forecast includes assessments according to best case, base case and worst case scenarios across North America, Europe, China, Japan, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. ...

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    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:49:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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    Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing

    2020-01-22T15:24:00Z

    As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and the total value chain

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    Explaining EU vehicle emissions targets: can OEMs avoid heavy fines?

    2020-01-15T06:00:00Z

    The new average fleet targets that came into force in Europe on January 1st 2020 are having big impacts on vehicle development and manufacturing, pushing OEMs to produce and sell more hybrids and EVs. But the rules are complex and varied by brands, volume and sales. Here we provide a summary of the key rules and terminology.

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    Is Sony’s Vision S a scary sight, or a revelation for carmakers and suppliers?

    2020-01-13T06:00:00Z

    Should automotive manufacturers fear or embrace this surprise announcement from the consumer technology giant?

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    Tier Supplier Profit Analysis: Mitigating Margin Compression and Manufacturing Costs

    2020-01-06T10:30:00Z

    Automotive tier 1 suppliers are facing unprecedented industry transformation in electrification along with economic uncertainty. Download this report on the top 20 global suppliers for a deep analysis of their historic margins, as well as solutions for how suppliers could cope with growing pressures and changes in manufacturing across the supply base

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    Suppliers will charge the change: opportunities in the EV value chain

    2019-11-07T05:30:00Z

    While much focus is put on OEM plans to launch more electric vehicles, a great deal of the technology, value, production and services will come from both existing and emerging suppliers across the value chain. We expect many new opportunities for these companies over the next decade.

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    FCA–PSA fusion: first of the electric shock waves?

    2019-11-04T05:00:00Z

    The merger attempt by FCA and PSA will be complicated but makes economic and operational sense, including for manufacturing efficiency. Whether or not it goes ahead, more consolidation is likely as the automotive industry gears up for electrification

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    Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle production potential in key markets

    2019-10-28T19:11:00Z

    Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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    Powertrain forecast to 2030: Navigating the road to electrification

    2019-10-24T19:13:00Z

    Download this report for forecasts of eight different powertrains across major regions, including hybridisation, electrification and internal combustion engines, which reveals changes that will have huge implications for the future of automotive manufacturing. The latest insight by the business intelligence unit of Automotive from Ultima Media

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    What took the air out of Dyson’s electric car project?

    2019-10-16T14:05:00Z

    The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering. An analysis from Ultima Media’s automotive analyst, Daniel Harrison.

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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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    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.