In 2014, we coined the acronym C.A.S.E. to describe the auto of the future: connected, autonomous, shared, and electrified. It is now a widely used term in the industry. Connectivity is extending consumers’ digital lives into their cars. Traditional OEMs and new entrants are investing billions in the race toward autonomous driving vehicles. The rise of shared mobility is changing the entire concept of car ownership and creating new business models. Meanwhile, emission regulations mean electric and hybrid vehicles could reach 25% of the market by 2025. Our global automotive and industrial team works hand-in-hand with management of OEMs, tier-one suppliers, and industrial products companies to compete in this environment. We help companies make the right consolidation moves, improve productivity and costs, optimize revenues and pricing, place the right bets on innovation, and implement changes that last.

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Outlook on the Global Automotive Industry

The auto industry is entering a “profit desert” as heavy spending on new mobility and stagnation in key markets take hold simultaneously. Total industry sales globally are forecast to grow just 1.6% annually through 2026, driven by expected downturns in China and the U.S.  The high visibility emerging market of electric vehicles is predicted to have costs 2.5x higher than traditional vehicles, with sales per model through 2022 just 15% of traditional sales. Read more in our regional analysis:

The auto industry is entering a “profit desert” as heavy spending on new mobility and stagnation in key markets take hold simultaneously. Total industry sales globally are forecast to grow just 1.6% annually through 2026, driven by expected downturns in China and the U.S.  The high visibility emerging market of electric vehicles is predicted to have costs 2.5x higher than traditional vehicles, with sales per model through 2022 just 15% of traditional sales. Read more in our regional analysis:

alixpartners auto eletrification index

AlixPartners' index for tracking vehicle-electrification progress

Each quarter, the AlixPartners Global Automotive-Electrification Index measures the progress of companies and countries in the march toward the electrification of cars and light trucks.

Each quarter, the AlixPartners Global Automotive-Electrification Index measures the progress of companies and countries in the march toward the electrification of cars and light trucks.

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Mark was interviewed by Autoline Host John McElroy, Reuters Global Automotive Editor Joe White, and CBS-TV Detroit Business Editor Murray Feldman.

"Autoline This Week" interviews Mark Wakefield on the future of the auto industry

Managing Director Mark Wakefield discusses industry disruptions, the future of ride sharing, electric and autonomous vehicles and the complications automakers can expect from materials costs, tariffs, and overspending to stay ahead.

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Global Coordinators

Global Team

In 2014, we coined the acronym C.A.S.E. to describe the auto of the future: connected, autonomous, shared, and electrified. It is now a widely used term in the industry. Connectivity is extending consumers’ digital lives into their cars. Traditional OEMs and new entrants are investing billions in the race toward autonomous driving vehicles. The rise of shared mobility is changing the entire concept of car ownership and creating new business models. Meanwhile, emission regulations mean electric and hybrid vehicles could reach 25% of the market by 2025. Our global automotive and industrial team works hand-in-hand with management of OEMs, tier-one suppliers, and industrial products companies to compete in this environment. We help companies make the right consolidation moves, improve productivity and costs, optimize revenues and pricing, place the right bets on innovation, and implement changes that last.

View all auto insights
ap site autostudy 001

Outlook on the Global Automotive Industry

The auto industry is entering a “profit desert” as heavy spending on new mobility and stagnation in key markets take hold simultaneously. Total industry sales globally are forecast to grow just 1.6% annually through 2026, driven by expected downturns in China and the U.S.  The high visibility emerging market of electric vehicles is predicted to have costs 2.5x higher than traditional vehicles, with sales per model through 2022 just 15% of traditional sales. Read more in our regional analysis:

The auto industry is entering a “profit desert” as heavy spending on new mobility and stagnation in key markets take hold simultaneously. Total industry sales globally are forecast to grow just 1.6% annually through 2026, driven by expected downturns in China and the U.S.  The high visibility emerging market of electric vehicles is predicted to have costs 2.5x higher than traditional vehicles, with sales per model through 2022 just 15% of traditional sales. Read more in our regional analysis:

alixpartners auto eletrification index

AlixPartners' index for tracking vehicle-electrification progress

Each quarter, the AlixPartners Global Automotive-Electrification Index measures the progress of companies and countries in the march toward the electrification of cars and light trucks.

Each quarter, the AlixPartners Global Automotive-Electrification Index measures the progress of companies and countries in the march toward the electrification of cars and light trucks.

autoline thumb

Mark was interviewed by Autoline Host John McElroy, Reuters Global Automotive Editor Joe White, and CBS-TV Detroit Business Editor Murray Feldman.

"Autoline This Week" interviews Mark Wakefield on the future of the auto industry

Managing Director Mark Wakefield discusses industry disruptions, the future of ride sharing, electric and autonomous vehicles and the complications automakers can expect from materials costs, tariffs, and overspending to stay ahead.

In The News

Global Coordinators

Global Team