McKinsey Center for Future Mobility

McKinsey Center for Future Mobility

We are passionate and curious about the emerging opportunities in mobility — bringing together cross-functional expertise to deliver leading-edge insight to help shape the future of mobility-related industries and the public sector.

Our forward-thinking and integrated perspective—covering automotive, cities, freight, infrastructure, last-mile delivery, utilities, and others—helps industry leaders and policy makers lead change and navigate an increasingly autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared future.

Our research areas

Integrated Mobility

A number of social, economic, and technological trends are poised to disrupt urban mobility. By 2030, mobility innovation could radically transform everything from power systems to the use of public space, while simultaneously introducing a new city dynamism. In 50 metropolitan areas, home to 500 million people, integrated mobility systems could produce benefits, including improved safety and reduced pollution, worth up to $600 billion.

Autonomous Driving

Disruptive autonomous-driving technologies will transform the concept of mobility, increase safety, and require business-model changes in many industries as profit pools shift.

Connectivity

As vehicles become increasingly connected, data will unlock new benefits and challenges for customers, automakers, high-tech giants, and a broad array of new companies active in the value chain.

Electrification

Electrified vehicles are nearing an inflection point due to changing consumer attitudes, battery economics, infrastructure, and regulatory policies, creating opportunities for the auto industry.

Shared Mobility

E-hailing, car sharing, and further modes of diverse mobility continue rapid expansion as cost-effective, convenient, and less stressful alternates to vehicle ownership.

70% of the robotaxi market

will be addressable solely with L4 autonomous technology by 2030

40% of consumers

would change car brands for more connectivity

30-40% of car buyers

in the US and EU considered an electrified vehicle purchase in 2016

<1% of total global miles

driven originates from e-hailing trips

Featured Insights

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Cracks in the ridesharing market—and how to fill them

– For all of its remarkable growth, ridesharing is still far from ubiquitous. To boost miles traveled, the industry will need new solutions, including smarter design.
Article

The future(s) of mobility: How cities can benefit

– Autonomous vehicles, electric powertrains, vehicle sharing, and other advances are transforming urban mobility. Planning ahead... can help cities capture the benefits of the shift, from cleaner air to easier journeys.
Article

Dynamics in the global electric-vehicle market

– New research on electric mobility reveals Chinese OEMs produced 43 percent of EVs worldwide in 2016 and highlights other trends... in supply and demand.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

China’s electric-vehicle market plugs in

– China has emerged as a leader in both the supply of—and demand for—electric vehicles.
Article

How shared mobility will change the automotive industry

– While sharing cars likely means slower growth of vehicle sales, it also suggests strong new opportunities for automakers, suppliers,... and many more mobility players.

Our experts

Philipp Kampshoff

Partner, Houston
Leads the supplier sector of our Automotive & Assembly Practice in the Americas; focuses on large-scale growth and profitability and operational...

Timo Möller

Senior Expert, Cologne
Leads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility, focusing on disruptive trends such as vehicle connectivity, autonomous driving, electrification,...

Shannon Bouton

COO of the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, Detroit
Helps cities and regions create sustainable growth grounded in a fact-based understanding of climate change

Russell Hensley

Partner, Detroit
Serves global automotive companies on strategic and operational transformations and co-leads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility

Nicolai Müller

Senior Partner, Cologne
Brings extensive automotive industry expertise that includes helping clients with transformation programs, strategy and organizational initiatives...

Eric Hannon

Partner, Frankfurt
Provides expertise in circular economy, product development, and other operations-related areas to help clients transform their organizations...

From our blog

Combining design with data to reimagine ridesharing

– A joint team of colleagues from LUNAR and our Automotive & Assembly practice set out to create a ridesharing experience of the future.

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