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Car sharing in China: another storm in city mobility

The booming car-sharing business in China, its challenges and key success factors

After Didi acquired Uber China in 2016, the fierce battle between the two chauffeur giants came to an end, resulting in a large customer pool that was well educated on new urban mobility. Now the battle in city mobility continues, with another storm coming in – car sharing. Arthur D. Little...
Automotive

Identifying new growth frontiers in Indian passenger

Building a case to develop an online platform leveraging used-car sales data to penetrate tier-three cities in India

India may be the third-largest passenger vehicle market by 2020, clocking 5 million units in annual sales. A strong demand, growing market and a thriving supplier ecosystem have attracted several players in the Indian passenger market in the last 8 years, the most recent being Jeep and Kia Motors....
Automotive

The rapid growth of bike sharing in China

The explosive growth of the bike sharing business in China, and the implications for new mobility

With significant venture capital injected, bike sharing has been booming rapidly in China since the second half of 2016, and already looks to be impacting the future development of the urban mobility ecosystem. Arthur D. Little considers the market dynamics and competition landscape, as...
Automotive

The future of automotive mobility

Winning the power play in tomorrow’s radically changed automotive ecosystem

Automotive as it has evolved over the last 100 years is perceived by many as leading to massive problems over the world. Driven by wealth, urbanization and increasing car-park pollution and congestion, effects have increased globally and need to be addressed.Technological development...
Automotive

What’s in the future for fuel cell vehicles?

Will hydrogen fuel cell vehicles fully demonstrate their benefits with the uptake scenario still uncertain and OEMs already investing?

Arthur D. Little has already analyzed and reported the evolution trends in traditional and innovative powertrain technologies. In this report Arthur D. Little provides its perspective on the present and future of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), providing a synthetic comparison with other technologies,...
Automotive

Battery Electric Vehicles vs. Internal Combustion Engine

A United States-Based Comprehensive Assessment

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) do not consume gasoline or produce tailpipe carbon emissions, placing the promise of an environmentally sustainable driving experience within reach of the average consumer. However, the question remains: “Do BEVs truly offer an environmental advantage with respect...
Automotive

The Truck Industry in the Middle East

Strategic growth opportunities in an underestimated region

Executive summaryConventional wisdom in the truck industry is that the Middle East is mostly a budget-truck market, with a strong presence of Chinese manufacturers – but the reality is different. The Middle East is, firstly, on a far higher truck-quality standard and, more importantly, does not...
Automotive

The future of diesel engines

Diesel market share will stay above 50% in medium-upper car segments

Limits on emissions in the automotive sector are expected to become even more stringent in the future, with the US and EU leading the regulation pattern. Diesel accounts for about 50% of yearly car registrations in the EU (though less than 1% in the US) but, unlike with gasoline, exhaust emissions...
Automotive

How to unlock the hidden value of the customer?

Capturing maximum customer spending through dynamic pricing and bundling

In the last two decades all OEMs have found new space for growth by leveraging additional revenue streams that addressed downstream business and ancillary products and services. They realized that even though they were massively investing in marketing and sales activities that attempted to...
Automotive, Marketing & sales

China: the next pioneer in new mobility?

Why digitally enabled mobility is rising so fast in China

Taxi-hailing platforms in China have been in the spotlight recently, with the merger of Kuaidi and Didi totalizing more than 250 million users and launching a chauffeur service that two years ago was only known through Uber outside China. In addition to these impressive figures, a mobility...
Automotive, Travel & transportation