Automotives Insight

Automotives Insight brings you analysis of regional trends, regulatory changes, projects and investments plus competitive intelligence on the growth strategies of leading companies in the sector

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Industry Trend Analysis - California Cements Position As EV Leader - MAY 2016

Americas April 2016 / United States / Industry

New eligibility requirements for rebates on electric vehicles will encourage more broad based adoption of clean energy vehicles. This combined with increased spending on charging infrastructure will support an uptick in clean energy vehicle sales and will further raise California's share of the US electric vehicle market.


Economic Analysis - Rising Household Debt In EMs To Underpin Consumption Growth - MAY 2016

Asia April 2016 / Asia / Economy

BMI View: Since the global financial crisis, household debt has continued to rise in many of the major emerging markets, a trend we expect to remain in place over the coming years. Rising household debt, combined with favourable demographics and strong income growth point to a robust consumer story in several emerging markets including China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Poland.


Industry Trend Analysis - Electric Vehicles Pose Little Risk To Our Forecasts - MAY 2016

Emerging Europe April 2016 / Global / Industry

Electric vehicles (EVs) will maintain high y-o-y sales growth rates but struggle with low market penetration, resulting in a marginal impact on global refined fuel demand over the next 10 years. We see potential pockets of more substantial EV adoption in select developed markets.


Industry Trend Analysis - BMW Focusing On Long Term Growth - MAY 2016

Middle East & Africa April 2016 / Africa / Industry

BMW South Africa will penetrate other SSA markets from its South African production plant. This forms part of their growth strategy which is geared towards the long-term as sales volumes in the short-term are still too small to apply significant upside to new vehicle sales.


Industry Trend Analysis - Credit-Hungry, Bullish Consumers To Bolster Car Sales - MAY 2016

Western Europe April 2016 / Italy / Industry

Growing consumer confidence in Italy will boost sales of new cars with the added support of cheapening credit.