The post-COVID used car market has grown exponentially over the last three years, sending demand through the roof and prices sky-high. But, as the semiconductor shortage eases and cash-rich buyers turn back to new car finance, in-market experts are starting to question whether this is simply a bubble on its way to bursting, and how dealers can continue to succeed if it does.
The pandemic led to big shifts in the car buying world, as retailers adapted to click and collect services to keep their businesses going. But is the future digital , or will we keep visiting a physical showroom to buy cars?
As the world’s largest automotive supplier, Bosch has a cross-industry and global perspective when it comes to future trends and technology developments.
From e-bikes to trucks, Bosch has a broad electromobility portfolio – e-mobility is fast becoming one of Bosch’s core businesses and has already invested 5 billion euros in electrical powertrains. This year, Bosch will spend 700 million euros on developing electrical mobility solutions.
Bosch takes a technology-neutral approach to decarbonising road transport and is heavily involved in hydrogen fuel cell development. The technology-neutral approach also considers solutions relating to decarbonising the “legacy” fleet, which will still be millions of vehicles on the road by 2030. Bosch is also developing solutions for decarbonised transport such as modal shift and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.
NewMotion has conducted one of the UK industry's most comprehensive studies on attitudes and motivations towards EV charging. NewMotion spoke to 2,000 drivers in the UK to better understand what they need from a charge point, what their fears are and how different types of people view the idea of charging. The output from this is a comprehensive eBook guide to prospective EV and charge point buyers. Download the report here: https://newmotion.com/en-gb/knowledge-centre/reports-and-case-studies/research-guide-autocar