McKinsey Center for Future Mobility

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.
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.

Focus Areas

Consumer

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.

Technology

Our aim is to help clients make quick, intelligent implementations in areas like autonomous-vehicle technology, connectivity, electrification, infrastructure enhancement, software, and many others.

Operating Environment

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.

Our capabilities

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

Electrification radar

Sales and fleet electrification forecaster for tracking, monitoring new announcements and regulations, complete with a charging infrastructure simulator

Fleet decarbonization

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

Battery design-to-insights

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.

Featured Insights

What will mobility look like in 2040?

Shifting consumer demands, breakthrough technologies and new regulations - mobility in 2040 will look dramatically different than today. Our four scenarios can help you navigate this disruption.

Unlocking the growth opportunity in battery manufacturing equipment

– Surging demand for battery cells gives rise to an opportunity for European machinery and equipment manufacturers to supply emerging... gigafactories.

Reimagining Mobility

How we experience mobility is poised to change profoundly—a “horses to cars”-sized shift that will reverberate across... business and society for generations. Some implications are predictable, others unknowable. Yet one thing is certain: mobility’s future will be shaped by developments along four dimensions: cars, consumers, cities, and competition.

Why the automotive future is electric

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

The irresistible momentum behind clean, electric, connected mobility: Four key trends

– Mobility’s future is visible in the increasing support of capital markets, the demands of Chinese consumers, the effort to slow... climate change, and the new skills automakers will need to deal with these shifts.

From no mobility to future mobility: Where COVID-19 has accelerated change

– The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted mobility, and its effects will linger well into next year. How will changing consumer preferences,... technologies, and regulations shape the market in 2021?

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Advanced Electronics

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Operations

We help our clients achieve world-class operations. Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our teams of consultants... and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients' most critical problems.

Semiconductors

Working across the semiconductor industry, we help our clients transform and grow. In the last five years, our consultants and... experts have served eight of the ten largest companies in the semiconductor value chain. We work with fabless, foundry, integrated device manufacturers; electronic design automation and capital equipment makers; test and assembly companies; and distributors.

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