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Where is the automotive industry going?

First-hand project insights. Leading opinion. We want you one step ahead

We strive to deliver outstanding project results for you. To provide direction in uncertain times. This is what is most exciting about our job as management consultants for the automotive industry. With each successful project, we extend our knowledge and shape our opinions. And we never stop. It is our job to be one step ahead to help you do the same with your company. After all, management consulting is about shaping the future together.

November 23, 2022
Battery recycling: The electric vehicle’s next big challenge could provide a major investment opportunity
As the automotive industry transitions to an electrified future, the number of electric vehicle battery packs in production and on
September 21, 2022
Global supply chain collapse to a new beginning
The rollback of globalisation and international supply chains is a critical topic. As part of a new study, the consulting
August 31, 2022
Operational Performance Consulting – forgotten virtue to some, uncharted territory for you?
For decades the automotive industry has built a reputation for improving operational performance systematically, and justifiably so. Still, the approach
August 24, 2022
Investing in the green energy ecosystem of the future
The energy ecosystem is changing, with political and economic influencers now focusing on decarbonisation and energy independence. A climate emergency
August 3, 2022
Raw material shortage and how it will affect automotive electrification
While conventional cars mainly consist of steel, aluminium and plastics, electric vehicles require very different raw materials. Electric motors need
June 21, 2022
Electrification takes off
Recent shifts in the automotive powertrain market are just a token for what is to come: Electrified and fully electric
June 13, 2022
Towards carbon neutrality – How to sustainably optimise your carbon footprint
As part of the Green Deal, the European Union has committed to reducing its net greenhouse gas emissions to zero
April 28, 2022
Why hybrid vehicles are booming in China
The “Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0” for the automotive industry released on October 27th, 2020 by the
March 8, 2022
How to apply automotive business excellence to battery manufacturing?
Demand for automotive batteries is increasing in-line with vehicle electrification. By 2030, more than 30 Gigafactories will be competing for
February 2, 2022
Global new mobility market insights: Automotive connectivity start-ups
In Part 3 of our study on the global new mobility market, we investigate automotive connectivity start-ups by analysing funding
January 27, 2022
Our due diligence and investment strategy services
SE is your trusted advisor to provide clear due diligence advice and recommendations, supporting your investment strategy The automotive, mobility
November 16, 2021
10 Years of Excellence
“To create the future, we must understand the past”. There is a lot of truth in this saying and by
August 11, 2021
How companies manage their product costs
Comprehensive and systematic product cost management is essential for the development of innovative, competitive, and market-oriented products in manufacturing industries
May 20, 2021
Economic Viability of Fuel-Cell Based Long-Haul Heavy-Duty Transport
There is an intense debate going on at the moment about hydrogen’s potential as an energy carrier in the automotive
February 9, 2021
Market Analysis: China NEV opportunities for 2025 and beyond
The new energy vehicle (NEV) in China is commonly categorised with BEV, PHEV, FCEV, Range Extender EV which are eligible
December 2, 2020
Agile Quick Check for digital transformation
Does the digital transformation of your company add value? Is the investment paying off? And does it support doing better
November 12, 2020
Global new mobility market insights: The Investors
We analyse the structure of global investors' activities towards connectivity, autonomous driving, smart mobility and electrification. Read more. In part
May 11, 2020
Global new mobility market insights
We summarise our findings from the analysis of global investments in connectivity, autonomous driving, smart mobility and electrification. Read more.
December 3, 2019
How automotive suppliers can grow a profitable battery business
Electrification brings radical change to the automotive industry – change that not only affects OEMs and end customers, but the
July 1, 2019
How electric drive systems and components create business opportunities for suppliers
Electrification is shaking up the automotive industry, especially at established automotive OEMs who have initially been tentative to investigate and
March 5, 2019
Power-to-X: Where to put surplus energy from renewable energies?
Where to put surplus energy from renewable energies? The expansion of renewable energies creates new requirements for the power supply.
October 2, 2018
Status Quo and Long-term Perspectives of Shared Mobility Business Models
Shared Mobility – Part 2 (of 2): The Future of Shared Mobility Shared mobility is one of the buzz words
July 13, 2018
Will car-sharing remain a niche market or revolutionize the Automotive Industry?
Shared mobility is one of the buzz words when discussing the future of mobility. It bears the potential of profoundly
January 1, 2017
Monetizing automotive data – a perspective
Digitalization is one of the universal trends in our world. Digital devices have become ubiquitous and cyber-physical systems are widespread
May 15, 2016
The influence of highly automated driving on the automotive industry
Autonomous vehicles are a key driver of the fundamental change that is going to happen in the automotive industry in
April 1, 2016
Shifting gears – New opportunities for automotive companies to unlock value
Automotive companies face an unprecedented set of challenges. Instead to comply, they should branch out to discover new value in
September 15, 2015
Value-based product design – the customer’s voice in product development
The success of new car models is the result of a balance between the value to the customer and price.
March 10, 2015
How to manage supplier development cost effectively
Is the amount of money you pay for your supplier development really warranted? Many companies lack the experience or tools