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McKinsey Center for Future Mobility: The year in charts

Although the world was still struggling with COVID-19 in 2021, it was a year of unforeseen momentum for the mobility industry. The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility has identified the most interesting trends that emerged that year, and some of the most important developments are highlighted below.
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Can the automotive industry scale fast enough?

– The rapidly increasing uptake of electric vehicles could transform the automotive ecosystem and promote even greater innovations.... For that to happen, two imperatives need attention now.

Winning in software for industrial companies

– A new compendium compiles articles that can help industrial companies excel in software by improving strategy, operational excellence,... and talent acquisition and retention.

Navigating America’s net-zero frontier: A guide for business leaders

– The US government has a goal: net-zero emissions by 2050. Our analysis maps out a pathway to this net-zero frontier—and the growth... opportunities that $27 trillion of capital spending could create.

Mobility’s net-zero transition: A look at opportunities and risks

– A transition to net-zero emissions would entail much greater demand for electric vehicles. McKinsey analysis shows how the shift... could create opportunities and risks for automakers around the world.

Seizing green business growth for Asia’s energy players

– Globally, sustainable energy and low-carbon solutions top national and corporate agendas. For regional energy players, the time... to commit to new, planet-friendly ventures is now.

Amid disruption, automotive suppliers must reimagine their footprints

– Technology, sustainability, and the era of electric vehicles are complicating location decisions for automotive suppliers.

Building the electric-vehicle charging infrastructure America needs

– The United States needs many more EV-charging stations—and federal funds for them are coming. Seven principles could help... US states and companies accelerate this buildout effectively.

Net-zero emissions in US government fleets

– Through its use of electric vehicles, the US government stands to serve as a role model for accelerating progress in the electrification... journey and reaching net-zero commitments.

Delivering the climate technologies needed for net zero

– Developing and deploying climate technologies is critical for the world’s net-zero agenda. Growth could await businesses willing... to innovate quickly and to collaborate across value chains.

How Volkswagen board member Hiltrud Werner finds resilience

– Resilience is top of mind for Hiltrud Werner in her role as a member of Volkswagen’s board of management as COVID-19, new... regulations, and the energy transition test the automaker’s mettle.

Lithium mining: How new production technologies could fuel the global EV revolution

– Lithium is the driving force behind electric vehicles, but will supply keep pace with demand? New technologies and sources of... supply can fill the gap.
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