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Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

– The economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you’d expect.
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Lithium and cobalt: A tale of two commodities

– What does the rise of electric vehicles mean for two critical raw materials that go into their batteries—and for the players... in this ecosystem?
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The global electric-vehicle market is amped up and on the rise

– China remains firmly in the lead on our Electric Vehicle Index. But other pockets of growing public- and private-sector commitment... to these vehicles have emerged.
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How industrial companies can respond to disruptive forces

– A survey of 300-plus executives from the automotive, aerospace, and diversified-industrial sectors generated insights that can... help traditional players reckon with change.
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Telematics: Poised for strong global growth

– An expanding array of telematics devices and services, combined with focused government mandates, will help the technology break... into the mainstream.

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A virtuous cycle for growth: Finding profit after the initial sale

– Advanced analytics can extend the profit life cycle for carmakers who know how to use it.
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Hydrogen: The next wave for electric vehicles?

– Battery electric vehicles are making headlines, but fuel cells are gaining momentum—with good reason. Hydrogen could play a vital... role in the renewable-energy system and in future mobility.
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Analyzing start-up and investment trends in the mobility ecosystem

– How can companies identify—and source—the technologies that will be critical for crafting a strategy to keep up in the shifting... automotive landscape?
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Autonomous-driving disruption: Technology, use cases, and opportunities

– Executives in the automotive industry can keep pace with advances in autonomous driving by closely tracking developments.
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How advanced industrial companies should approach artificial-intelligence strategy

– Leaders need to determine what AI can do for their company by looking at potential applications and scenarios and then building... their approach around those findings.
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Trends in electric-vehicle design

– What did we learn from a teardown and benchmarking of ten EV models?
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Who’s at the wheel? Changing culture and leadership to support innovation in autonomous vehicles

– The new world of transport will demand different skills, capabilities, and culture.
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Riding China’s huge, high-flying car market

– Few car markets in history have risen so far so fast. Here’s a peek under the hood at what’s driving China’s automotive future.
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How mobility players can compete as the automotive revolution accelerates

– What is required to navigate the emerging personal-mobility landscape in an uncertain future?
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Gauging the disruptive power of robo-taxis in autonomous driving

– The self-driving taxi could ultimately take the global auto industry on a wild ride. Our use-case approach reveals why.
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The future of mobility in India: Challenges and opportunities for the auto component industry

– The Indian automotive industry has started to experience the effects of the global disruption. Electrification is of particular... importance, and might significantly impact auto component manufacturers.
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What’s sparking electric-vehicle adoption in the truck industry?

– Commercial fleets could go electric rapidly. Understanding total cost of ownership and focusing on specific cases is critical.
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Savvy and sophisticated: Meet China’s evolving car buyers

– Our 2017 survey of Chinese auto consumers shows they’re demanding more from carmakers. How can companies keep up with shifts in... this must-win market?
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The road to artificial intelligence in mobility—smart moves required

– Is AI all hype? No. But automotive OEMs need to take five steps to overcome challenges and position themselves to succeed.
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Urban commercial transport and the future of mobility

– Commercial traffic clogs city streets, contributes to pollution, and drives up the cost of doing business. But there are many... ways to do better.
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The automotive revolution is speeding up

– How fast is disruption reshaping the personal-mobility landscape, and what will new value pools look like as the ecosystem evolves?
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