• OEMs Double Down as EVs Hit Tipping Point

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting CO2 regulations and the on-going crisis have caused the market penetration of plug-in vehicles (EVs) to accelerate in 2020. This is particularly the case in Europe where EVs are likely to represent 8-10% of all light vehicles sold in 2020 vs. 3.1% last year. This figure reached 9.9% […]

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    Figuring Out the Future of the Car (It’s All About Cities)

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company Last week I participated in three urban mobility happenings: the Financial Time’s three-day ‘Future of the car Summit’; the ‘Annual Polis Conference’ (for European cities to discuss their mobility plans); and Autonomy and Siemens Advanta Consulting’s virtual workshop on how OEMS can avoid […]

  • Key Takeaways From the Virtual Workshop “OEMS Now or Never: How to Embrace New Mobility”

    By Rebecca Sands, Content & Project Manager at Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company Click here to watch a recording of “OEMS Now or Never: How to Embrace New Mobility” held in partnership with Siemens Advanta Consulting. In recent years, automotive OEMs have experienced a whirlwind of changes – many of them digital – to […]

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    4 Archetypes for Automotive OEMs to Position Themselves in the New Mobility Market

    By Philipp Grosse Kleimann, Senior Partner & Global Head of Automotive & New Mobility, Siemens Advanta Consulting How often do you get a second chance in life?  Automotive OEMs have always been strong in professionalizing their traditional business model, focusing on volumes and pure product selling. However, looking at the numbers, their sales have been […]

  • For Argo Autonomous Vehicle

    Concentration in AV Tech Accelerates and Shakes Things Up

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The current crisis is creating significant stress on the budgets of automotive incumbents. It has forced them to rethink the strategic allocation of their scarcer resources. The market-driven squeeze on R&D budgets comes at a time when incumbents need to spend significant amounts to meet CO2-related regulations […]

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    Going Full Electric: The e-Motorcycle Experience

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting As a longtime motorcycle enthusiast, I thought I would share my own experience going full electric. Three years ago, I leased a Chevrolet Bolt, with its EPA range of 238 mile range from a 60 kWh battery. I really liked the powertrain and the overall EV experience. […]

  • Global Autonomous Driving Network Q3/2020 – Collaboration Around the Globe

    By Augustin Friedel, Shared Mobility Expert With close to 200 different companies connected to each other, the global autonomous driving landscape is getting more complex.  Players in the self-driving space partner to reduce development costs and to speed up time to market and testing cycles. Companies like AutoX, with activities in China and USA, are following […]

  • EV Enthusiasm Is Building Momentum in Europe – but Will it Last? 

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting When I assessed the likely impact of the current crisis on EV growth back in April, I anticipated Europe would benefit most. I predicted the USA would be negatively impacted — with the possible exception of California — whereas China would remain at pre-crisis levels, i.e. flat vs. […]

  • Is It the End of the Auto Show?

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy When I arrived in Paris five years ago to start Autonomy, I was invited to meet with the head of the Paris Motor Show on Avenue Montaigne – one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world. The newly appointed head had an office the […]

  • Electric Skateboards – A Faster Way to Bring EVs to Market

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The industry is scrambling to bring electric vehicles (EV) to market quickly to meet tightening CO2 emission and CAFE standards, or OEMs will pay hefty financial penalties. However, this should be done with the smallest investment possible given the remaining uncertainty as to the life volumes and ramp-up […]

  • Mobility Trends at CES 2020

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting CES 2020 hosted 170,000 attendees who came to visit 4,000 exhibits, 1200 of which were presented by startups. This article highlights the key trends and messages on mobility and related technologies I observed during 3 days on site — here you can find my analyses on the previous three […]

  • Shared Mobility in 2020: Five Trends and Predictions in the Ecosystem

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technology Services As 2019 drew to a close, the dust began to settle on the “gold rush” that was shared mobility over the past few years. Reality began to set in, and the collective hangover we’ve all been experiencing made us start to question where we are, and where […]