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A turning point for US auto dealers: The unstoppable electric car

– Electric-vehicle sales are surging, transforming every aspect of the business. Our assessment helps US auto dealers prepare for the coming change.

Why the automotive future is electric

– Mainstream EVs will transform the automotive industry and help decarbonize the planet.

Car buying is on again, and mobility is picking up

– Consumers are back to buying cars, but they’re doing it differently. And they’re gradually getting back on the road,... whether by car or other means.

Implications of the ‘energy transition’ across the machinery value chain

– End-market customer concerns about the environment and sustainability—fueled by stakeholder pressure—are prompting... the machinery industry to focus on energy transition across the value chain.

E(lectric) Commerce: Volta Trucks’ vehicle for sustainable delivery

– Commercial trucks are a major source of emissions in cities. Carl-Magnus Norden thinks his start-up can be the catalyst needed... to make the sector more environmentally-friendly.

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Understanding mobility’s second great inflection point

Senior partner Asutosh Padhi discusses the technological breakthroughs changing the mobility ecosystem and lays out what the shifts mean for automotive and other industries.

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Coping with the auto-semiconductor shortage: Strategies for success

– Just as cars and trucks go digital, a scarcity of semiconductors is causing billions of dollars in lost revenue for the automotive industry. Here’s why it’s happening and how to move forward.

Digitization in automotive retail in 2021 and beyond

– Experts from EURODA and Google weigh in on what’s next for the automotive sector as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate digitization.

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OEMs rock down to Electric Avenue

– Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) surged.

Operationalizing machine learning in processes

– Machine learning shows tremendous potential for increasing process efficiency. But generating real, lasting value requires more... than just the best algorithms.

Creating value in the specialty-pumps market

– OEMs and distributors face a rapidly changing competitive landscape, but aspiring leaders can take the initiative to seize the... opportunity in this growing industrial market.

Value creation: How can the semiconductor industry keep outperforming?

– The industry has made vast profitability gains in recent years. Can it seize the moment to accelerate value creation even further?

EV fluids: Say goodbye to the oil change

– With the rise of electric vehicles, the massive combustion engine fluids market will slowly begin to evaporate. Here’s what... will replace it.

The race to win: How automakers can succeed in a post-pandemic China

– A new McKinsey survey shows that Chinese consumers have drastically changed their vehicle preferences and car-buying habits in... the wake of COVID-19. How can OEMs adjust?

Shared mobility: Where it stands, where it’s headed

– Having weathered a pandemic, regulatory whiplash, and a host of other hurdles, shared mobility endures. Here’s where things... stand today.

Rewiring car electronics and software architecture for the ‘Roaring 2020s’

– Software will be what differentiates players in the automotive industry within a few years. Incumbents must make significant shifts... in technology, competitive dynamics, and talent.

Automotive semiconductors for the autonomous age

– The rise of autonomous vehicles is shifting demand for automotive chips and prompting OEMs to consider in-house design. How could... this reconfigure value chains across industries?
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How the automotive industry is accelerating out of the turn

– While the early effects of the COVID-19 crisis presented a dip in the road, car sales and production are roaring back. Trends... that have been long in coming point to significant changes ahead.

EV fast charging: How to build and sustain competitive differentiation

– As millions of electric vehicles hit the roads in the next decade, the need for fast charging will grow rapidly. To win in this... already competitive market, providers must differentiate themselves.
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