2017 global automotive outlook

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Auto Industry: Market overview

Our European auto team discusses the state of the automotive industry, predicting continued growth across all regions to more than 100 million vehicles produced per year by 2020.

Our European auto team discusses the state of the automotive industry, predicting continued growth across all regions to more than 100 million vehicles produced per year by 2020.

Changes in electric vehicle adoption

We expect electric and hybrid vehicles to make up two thirds of the automotive market by 2030. Marcus Kleinfeld highlights the variation in such growth across regions. Jens Haas discusses how China will play a role in driving this growth as the nation becomes a leader in the electrical technology industry.

We expect electric and hybrid vehicles to make up two thirds of the automotive market by 2030. Marcus Kleinfeld highlights the variation in such growth across regions. Jens Haas discusses how China will play a role in driving this growth as the nation becomes a leader in the electrical technology industry.

Manufacturing implications of electrification

Andrew Bergbaum, Nick Parker, and Dario Duse discuss the transition of the auto industry from traditional power trains to the production of electric vehicles. Although they expect labor requirements to decrease in the long-run as the market for electric vehicles grows, they predict a short-term increase in capacity requirements as the auto industry undergoes a shift toward hybridization.

Andrew Bergbaum, Nick Parker, and Dario Duse discuss the transition of the auto industry from traditional power trains to the production of electric vehicles. Although they expect labor requirements to decrease in the long-run as the market for electric vehicles grows, they predict a short-term increase in capacity requirements as the auto industry undergoes a shift toward hybridization.

Attractiveness of the sector for investors

Elmar Kades, Laurent Petizon, and Andrew Bergbaum discuss the auto industry’s growing rates of investment in R&D and CAPEX as shifts towards electrification and automation make the industry much more attractive to investors. Europe is expected to hold its place at the forefront of these developments.

Elmar Kades, Laurent Petizon, and Andrew Bergbaum discuss the auto industry’s growing rates of investment in R&D and CAPEX as shifts towards electrification and automation make the industry much more attractive to investors. Europe is expected to hold its place at the forefront of these developments.