Industry Trend Analysis - Autos Investment Round-Up: Boom Time For Future Tech In Western Europe - SEPT 2017

BMI View: Western European investment into future technologies for electric, autonomous and connected cars was dramatically ramped up in Q217 with both established automakers and start-up companies seeing Germany as an important production hub for this tech.

In BMI's regular round-up of production investments, we track the latest projects from the production side of the industry and analyse trends that we see developing on a regional basis. In doing so, we build a picture of any potential hubs that may be developing, as well as company strategy in terms of production bases and export programmes.

In BMI's Q217 round-up of Western European investments, we've identified 27 new autos-related production investments that were either announced or inaugurated in the region during Q2 2017. Values for 12 of these projects were also made public, adding up to a total of USD4.65bn, which represents a 50.3% y-o-y increase compared to Q216.

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