Autos represent one of the last areas of almost exclusively physical sales. The first companies to sell new cars online will be able to improve their market share and profit margins and reduce incentive spending.
2020 has exposed vulnerabilities in automotive supply chains. New capabilities are needed that can anticipate, detect, and flexibly adapt to the current level of disruption.
The automotive industry, already rife with uncertainties in the move towards an electric era, has been brought to its knees by the COVID-19 pandemic. What new proprieties have emerged for navigating future changes?
We’re still in the fight phase of the pandemic. Here are some key considerations and action steps for leaders.
How? By navigating the near-term impacts with fortitude and foresight. Here’s some guidance.
Automotive suppliers face a clear call to action should new vehicle sales decline in 2020. Now is the time for strong, bold moves.
Advanced powertrains, new safety technology, demographic changes and increased digitalization will slow growth, increasing consolidation and competition in the aftermarket auto parts industry.
A manufacturing exodus from Nordic economies due to rising costs and shifts in global demand is likely to worsen without urgent action to boost competitiveness.
To succeed in a future of electric vehicles, manufacturers must understand and prepare for the profound effects of this transformation on operations and labor requirements.
Recycle or reuse? That’s the decision for companies looking to profit from millions of retiring EV batteries. What’s the business case?
Sales of electrified vehicles will seize a third of the global market by 2025 and 51% by 2030. Are governments and the industry ready?
Data and analytics drive value through increased productivity, enhanced customer experience, and a positive impact on society and the environment.
COVID-19 and the New Leadership Agenda
The COVID-19 outbreak underscores the need to be resilient in the face of transformative global risk.
To avoid transport chaos, municipal planners first need to understand what consumers want from their transportation systems.
How can cities discourage the use of SOVs while expanding access for all residents? Start with the BCG Accessibility Index, which helps guide strategy by mapping mobility patterns across and within cities.
Autonomous vehicles will be a major option in future metro transportation, but their optimal role in the mobile mix varies across five city archetypes.
Here’s what we learned from a survey of urban residents worldwide about their mobility choices during lockdown—and how their attitudes are likely to affect usage over the near and medium terms.
Understand how factors like car pride, the status quo bias, and outgroups affect mobility decisions in order to nudge commuters toward greener, more sustainable options.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2017, e-scooters have taken off with breathtaking speed. But becoming a staple of micromobility will take more than achieving profitability.
Clarity of purpose benefits automakers in multiple ways, including ease of recruitment, employee engagement, and organizational focus.
Autos generate reams of data—a valuable commodity that has created a nascent industry. We chat with the founder and CEO of a leading car data platform company.
Dealers face substantial challenges and threats on many fronts. They should prepare now.
Armed with foresight into how conditions will change, a company can take actions to preempt unfavorable outcomes and promote competitive advantage.
To succeed, OEMs and suppliers must prioritize investment and strategic growth—and maximize their funding power and flexibility now.
The economic foundations of sharing are broad. Many other industries could soon face the disruption that hotel chains and taxi fleets have already experienced.