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  • 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 […]

  • A Zero e-motorcycle

    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 […]

  • New Products Accelerate EV Growth

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting Plug-in EV sales continued to grow at a significant pace in the first semester of 2019 (+46% y.o.y.) whereas the overall light vehicle market dropped in key regions. There is no doubt the accelerated introduction of new or upgraded plug-in models will further fuel this growth, […]

  • All for One and One for All: Collaborations and The Race to Win Mobility

    By Karina Schultz, Head of Marketing, dynamics – powered by MHP It’s no secret that companies like Uber, Lyft, and Didi have been aggressively snatching up market share wherever and however they can. They’re all vying to become the single go-to app that gets you from point A to point B using whatever mode of […]

  • How Startups Can Grow in the Automotive Industry

    By Karina Schultz, Head of Marketing, dynamics – powered by MHP Automotive Startups Grow with Increasing OEM Uncertainty – Here is How With electric cars, ridesharing, and self-driving technology, the automotive industry is on the verge of disruption. In the near future, people won’t need to own vehicles anymore – it’ll become a luxury. Just […]

  • Wave of Concentration in the Autonomous Driving Space

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting. Billions are being invested in autonomous vehicle (AV) tech each year. However, the general consensus is that the revenue growth curve expected from AVs is not as steep as anticipated a year ago, at least for the next 3-5 years. In addition, the global automotive market […]