The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility (MCFM) works with stakeholders across the mobility ecosystem by providing independent and integrated evidence about possible future-mobility scenarios in many forms: autonomous driving, e-mobility, shared mobility, and more. This research is a guide to action for individual, public, and private sector actors alike. We recognize that mobility must be more sustainable, smarter, safer, less expensive, and more convenient for everyone. Our focus is on easing the current and forthcoming shifts this inflection entails while identifying the tremendous opportunities being created by it.
The Center for Future Mobility’s mission is to help companies, investors, governments, and social sector entities transform the way they approach mobility in all its forms—making it easier, more sustainable, smarter, and cheaper for everyone.
We work with our clients to reinvent and enrich the consumer experience when it comes to mobility, creating more seamless ground- and air-transportation options that are sustainable and improve the quality of life around the world.
Our aim is to help clients make quick, intelligent implementations in areas like autonomous-vehicle technology, connectivity, electrification, infrastructure enhancement, software, and many others.
We support our clients and decision makers of all types with a tested, reliable fact base upon which successful, sustainable approaches can be built for future shared and e-mobility planning and action of all types.
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Electric kickscooters have come of age. Regulators have taken notice
How is shared e-kickscooter regulation shaping the market? An overview of the top 100 global cities sheds some light.
A new breed of car financing: Feature bundles and embedded services
When choosing a new car, many consumers increasingly favor the flexibility of leasing.
Building new businesses in mobility with Travis Katz and Asad Husain
Travis Katz, CEO of BrightDrop, shares how he navigates the challenges of developing a cutting-edge enterprise, while strategically...
What Norway’s experience reveals about the EV charging market
In December 2022, more than 80 percent of new cars purchased in Norway were electric. What can we learn from the country’s experience...
Europe’s Gen Z and the future of mobility
A recent McKinsey survey reveals that younger drivers in Europe have distinct mobility preferences.
Built for purpose: EV adoption in light commercial vehicles
Although LCV incumbents have a head start on developing electrified vehicles, start-ups and new market entrants are disrupting...
The future of mobility: Mobility evolves
Mobility is entering a new age of innovation. We examined regional trends across the world to explore the complex changes that...
Perspectives on wireless and automated charging for electric vehicles
Three corporate leaders discuss how innovative charging technologies could create new opportunities for electric vehicles.
Automotive powertrain suppliers face a rapidly electrifying future
More quickly than expected, powertrain electrification is creating both pressure and opportunities for the supplier network.
Online sales and subscriptions will shape tomorrow’s car financing journey
New tech and emerging trends will enable consumers to move toward a more complete online car-buying experience.
Future mobility 2022: Hype transitions into reality
Progress continued on many mobility fronts, even as challenges mounted.
Conversations in motion: Safe, autonomous driving for everyone
In an interview at the M30 Mobility Summit, Cepton’s Hull Xu shares his views on the latest developments in mobility.
The metaverse: Driving value in the mobility sector
Although a fully immersive, interconnected metaverse remains years away, mobility stakeholders can already capture real business...
Autonomous driving’s future: Convenient and connected
By 2035, autonomous driving could create $300 billion to $400 billion in revenue. New research reveals what’s needed...
Unlocking the industrial potential of robotics and automation
Results from the 2022 McKinsey Global Industrial Robotics Survey reveal that industrial companies are set to spend heavily on...
Outlook on the automotive software and electronics market through 2030
The automotive software and electronics market is poised for strong growth in the next decade. Our latest market projections...
From sci-fi to reality: Autonomous driving in China
New technologies and regulations have made autonomous driving possible. In this changing landscape, the strategic roles of manufacturers...
Where does shared autonomous mobility go next?
Shared autonomous mobility is at a critical point, and five factors may determine how the market evolves and which companies...
Getting to carbon-free commercial fleets
Commercial transport operators can take action now to decarbonize their fleets and start to lower their total cost of ownership....
Sustainable infrastructure: The best ideas from the 2022 GII Summit
Industry leaders gathered in Tokyo for the eighth Global Infrastructure Initiative Summit. Here are some of the best ideas across...
Power spike: How battery makers can respond to surging demand from EVs
As the auto market embraces electric vehicles, battery demand is soaring. Bold moves in gigafactory construction, supply chain...
NIO unlocks its potential through standout user operations
McKinsey sits with NIO’s president to discuss the logic behind its approach, its input–output economics, and the...
Overcoming obstacles to the electrification of transportation
In an interview at the M30 Mobility Summit, Navistar’s Michael Grahe shares his views on the latest developments in mobility....
Germany’s 9€ ticket: A potential solution for urban-mobility issues
What could other countries learn from Germany’s current discounted flat rate travel pass to increase ridership on public...
Supporting creators and innovators in the future of mobility
In an interview at the M30 Mobility Summit, Morgan Stanley’s Regina Savage shares her views on the latest developments...
Automotive & Assembly
Learn how we help automotive manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, machinery OEMs, and industrial conglomerates with their...
Learn how we work with private- and public-sector institutions on challenges created by growing pressure on resource systems...
Industrials & Electronics
Learn how we help our industrials and electronics clients leverage new technologies, pursue growth, and improve their operations....
We help our clients achieve world-class operations. Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our teams of consultants...
Working across the semiconductor industry, we help our clients transform and grow. In the last five years, our consultants and...
McKinsey Industrial Software Hub
Helping industrial companies create sustainable value and accelerate software-enabled revenue growth
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Consumer pulse check
Dynamic mobility user segmentation intelligence and foresight tool powered by continuous updates from around the world
Urban mobility twin
A digital “twin” for more than 2,000 cities in over 150 countries, featuring a unique mobility mix of ten transportation modes, population, demographics, and GDP, all driven by a scenario-simulation engine
Sales and fleet electrification forecaster for tracking, monitoring new announcements and regulations, complete with a charging infrastructure simulator
A powerful aid for fleet owners making key decisions relating to decarbonization using zero- and low-emission vehicles; our fleet decarbonization tool aids this decision making while effectively managing costs
Mobility value chain analyzer
Value and profit pools broken down along the entire mobility value chain by mode for informing data monetization, finance, operations, and other digital services.
Mobility component database
A supplier portfolio estimator featuring over 100 components covering powertrain, electronics, software, chassis, interior, and exterior providing take-rates and revenue development for vital future transformation and related planning
Emissions assessment tool
Production and lifecycle emissions assessment tool for components and mobility usage supporting maximum fleet decarbonization and optimization
Understanding battery technology, chemistry, and cost forecasts are crucial to the changing mobility landscape; our proprietary tools reach deep into the component supply chain to provide the latest information for planning and decision making.
Leads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility in the Americas
Coleads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility and serves clients across the automotive industry, incumbent industries, mobility...
Coleads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility with a focus on the strategic and operational questions around disruptive trends;...
Pioneers the transition to the future of mobility, navigating organizations through disruptions in technology, business models,...
Helps drive McKinsey’s work in integrated future mobility, serving clients in the transport, oil and gas, and energy sectors...
Dr. Ruth Heuss
As global leader of McKinsey Sustainability, serves companies in the automotive and machinery industries on future mobility,...
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