McKinsey Center for Future Mobility® (MCFM)

McKinsey Center for Future Mobility® (MCFM)

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

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About the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility®

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility was created to help business leaders and policy makers come to terms with a future that is increasingly autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared. Based in four global hubs (Beijing, Detroit, Munich, and Silicon Valley), our forward thinking and integrated perspective, industry expertise, proprietary research, and global convening power gives us a unique combination of assets to help clients navigate the mobility revolution.

Featured Insights

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Setting the framework for car connectivity and user experience

– The connectivity experience of drivers and passengers will soon be transformed, with the potential for significant value creation. Here is a framework to measure progress.
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The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems

– Electric vehicles are unlikely to create a power-demand crisis but could reshape the load curve. Here’s how to bend that... curve to your advantage.
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A blueprint for successful digital transformations for automotive suppliers

– Leaders in the automotive-supply sector are mastering six elements of successful digital transformation—and reaping the... rewards.
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Ready for inspection: The automotive aftermarket in 2030

– Electric vehicles, connected cars, and e-commerce, among other trends, may lead to redistribution of 30 to 40 percent of aftermarket... profits along the value chain and change the industry landscape in the next 10 to 20 years. What are you doing to prepare?
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Boosting car incentive effectiveness

– With car incentives at record levels, automakers need a better way to manage this spending, starting at the dealer.

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