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Patrick Hertzke


Patrick Hertzke


Drives impact for automotive and industrial clients in a variety of areas, including strategy, marketing, and product development, with considerable experience in driving large-scale transformations, and acts as the leader of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility’s global vehicle-electrification work

Since joining McKinsey, Patrick has worked exclusively within the automotive, transport, and industrial sectors, serving a broad range of organizations, especially on projects related to vehicle electrification. He serves as a global leader on this issue as part of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility. In this role, Patrick has led research and client service on electrification projects across the value chain, including deep modeling of global electric-vehicle (EV) markets, consumer trends and demand, EV-market economics, OEM and supplier strategies, battery technology, and charging infrastructure—all placed in context with other automotive megatrends, such as autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, connectivity, and urban mobility.

Patrick has actively supported over 100 clients, including established automotive OEMs, EV start-ups, large-truck OEMs, tier-one suppliers, private-equity firms, large investment funds, utilities, battery makers, and energy companies, on EV issues.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Patrick worked at a top-tier automotive manufacturer, serving in strategy, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing roles.

Published work

The real global EV buzz comes on two wheels,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Preparing the world for zero-emission trucks,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Road freight global pathways report,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

Electrifying the bottom line: How OEMs can boost EV profitability,” McKinsey & Company, November 2021

Why the automotive future is electric,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

Global emergence of electrified small-format mobility,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Electric mobility after the crisis: Why an auto slowdown won’t hurt EV demand,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

McKinsey Electric Vehicle Index: Europe cushions a global plunge in EV sales,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

The unexpected trip: The future of mobility in India beyond COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Moving forward: How COVID-19 will affect mobility in the United Kingdom,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

The road ahead for e-mobility,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Expanding electric-vehicle adoption despite early growing pains,” McKinsey & Company, August 2019

Second-life EV batteries: The newest value pool in energy storage,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Making electric vehicles profitable,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019

The global electric-vehicle market is amped up and on the rise,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Gauging internal efficiency and effectiveness with leading and lagging indicators,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017

China’s electric-vehicle market plugs in,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2017

Dynamics in the global electric-vehicle market,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

Electrifying insights: How automakers can drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability, McKinsey & Company, January 2017


Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

University of Michigan
MS, mechanical engineering

University of Notre Dame
BS, mechanical engineering