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Battle for Battery Supremacy Intensifies as PHEVs Surge in China

Plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles have emerged as the primary driving force behind the increasing new energy vehicle penetration rate in the China market, leading to intense competition among major battery manufacturers in the fight for customers.

Batteries Electrification

Public Charging Woes the Fault of OEMs?

Leaders in the charging industry debate the causes and fixes for failed or slow charging sessions, with one putting the blame on automakers.

Electrification Charging

EV Sales Tracker - US, China, Europe 2023 H1

This market tracker contains analysis of electrified light vehicles BEV, HEV, PHEV in the U.S., China and Europe markets.

Electrification Electrified Vehicles

Strike-Related North America Production Losses Expected to Keep Mounting

September, with its ultimately unknown total of strike-related losses, follows a production shortfall in August of 22,400 units, but output last month still finished 4.9% above same-month 2022. If the all parties involved can come to terms within the next two weeks, fourth-quarter output could nearly match its pre-pandemic total.

Market Analysis Markets

AutoTech Partnerships and Alliances – Reshaping Automotive

As the dynamics of the industry become ever more turbulent, and the pressure on companies to innovate and transform increases, the nature of relationships is changing. Traditional development processes and supply chains are no longer barriers to entry but in fact competitive weaknesses. New thinking, skill sets, technologies, processes and tools require new partners.

As a result the relationship map is changing rapidly and the shape of the industry and who will emerge as key players is in dynamic flux. Steve Bell will present the development of current relationships, what’s influencing them and future trends.

Connectivity Electrification

NIO’s Branding in Europe: Can Reputation in China Translate to Success Overseas?

NIO’s global expansion plans may be hindered by the delays in infrastructure development in the NEV industry and concerns raised by the EU’s investigation into NEVs from China, which could potentially lead to a ban on these vehicles in the European market.

Business Strategy Markets

North American Barometer: Will Growth Continue Into 2024?

Production is closing in on pre-pandemic levels and sales mostly have outdone expectations. At the same time, with dealer inventory gradually improving automakers continue to raise retail prices while also allotting more production for less-profitable fleet volume. There remain existing and potential headwinds related to economic factors, geopolitics and the possibility of factory shutdowns as contract talks begin with the two major automotive unions in the U.S. and Canada.

Haig Stoddard will detail the current outlook in North America, with a focus on the U.S., for the rest of 2023 and first half of 2024, highlighting data points to watch that could point toward strength or weakness.

Market Analysis

The Coming Transformation of Vehicle Cockpits

Vehicle interiors will begin a historic transformation in the next three years. Instrument panels will be dramatically redesigned to keep driver eyes focused on the road and not looking down at center-stack touch screens.

The flat floors of electric vehicle interiors (which do not have intrusive transmission tunnels) will give designers more freedom than ever. New safety regulations will require sophisticated cabin sensors to detect impaired drivers and children left behind in hot cars.

Join Drew Winter to learn more.

Cockpit of the Future

Who is winning the BEV Race?

It’s been two years since Ford went “all in” for electrification. Since then, the legacy automakers have been racing to catch up to BEV heavy-weight Tesla. But Tesla may be more concerned about Chinese BEV makers which have a $10,000 lower cost of production than Western counterparts.

So, who is winning and losing the race to build electric vehicles? What are the various automakers’ strategies and which automakers and regions are best positioned for success? Join Adam Ragozzino to find out.


September U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Heading for Strong Year-Over-Year Gain Despite Strike Impact

The possibility in September that other automakers will benefit much from buyers defecting from the Detroit 3 brands is negligible. The vehicles currently impacted by shutdowns either are products with high brand loyalty, in segments dominated by the three strike-impacted manufacturers or have plenty of inventory.

Market Analysis Markets

Ontario Pushes Ahead With Autonomous Vehicles

Ontario has been a leader, launching an Automated Vehicle Pilot Program under its Highway Traffic Act, but some are looking for Canada to take a more united approach to getting AVs on the road.

Autonomous Vehicles Autonomy

2023 Wards Intelligence Software-Defined Vehicle Survey Results

The Wards Intelligence 2022 software-defined vehicle survey underscores the insights of key players in the industry, emphasizing the pivotal role of SDVs in shaping the future of the automotive industry. 

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