Stiff competition for electric cars

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BCG forecasts electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030; hybrids to dominate

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In a new report (its fourth on electric car adoption) the Boston Consulting Group forecasts that a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains will cut the global market share of pure internal combustion engines (ICEs) by about 50% by 2030.

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Bosch developing sensor box for air taxis using production-tested components from automotive

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The Boston Consulting Group predicts that people around the world will take 1 billion flights in air taxis in 2030, once sharing services have also established a presence on fixed routes above the ground; most of those air taxis will be capable of operating without a pilot.

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BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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As an example of cost direction, BCG forecasts that NCA cell and pack costs will decline 60-65% by 2020. Of the roughly 14 million electric cars forecast to be sold in 2020 in China, Japan, the United States, and Western Europe, BCG projects that some 1.5

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Ricardo white paper outlines needed developments to realize autonomous driving

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According to the Boston Consulting Group, the projected size of the global autonomous vehicle market in 2025 will be $36 billion for partially autonomous vehicles (levels 1–3) and $6 billion for fully autonomous vehicles (level 4).

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PRTM: Operational Gains Can Help Drive Li-ion Cost Reduction Exceeding 50% by 2020, with Plug-in Vehicle Adoption of 10%

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A series of recent reports—one from the National Research Council (NRC) ( earlier post ) and another from the Boston Consulting Group ( earlier post )—concluded that an expected continuing high cost of lithium-ion batteries will dampen mass market adoption of plug-in vehicles. Total cost of ownership parity, infrastructure availability and additional government environmental policies will drive plug-in vehicle adoption of more than 10% by 2020, Hazimeh says.

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Ford and Sollers sign MoU to establish a JV in Russia

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The proposed JV is one of a number of new market expansions focused on the Russian car market, which the Boston Consulting Group this week said may become the world’s sixth-largest by 2020, selling 4 million cars a year. Other new and recent expansion activities focused on Russian include: A reported JV between Volkswagen and GAZ Group to produce 300,000 cars per year in Russia.