But times of turmoil often supercharge innovation, and innovation remains the lifeblood of mobility. From EVs to insurance, we detail the latest key trends impacting the auto industry. The Deloitte 2018 UK Automotive Consumer study finds that people are slowly accepting autonomous technology, with consumers in the UK less concerned about safety – a trend that is consistent around the world. PWC expects autonomous driving to account for 40 per cent of overall traffic within the next 12 years. In the United Kingdom, lockdown measures took consumers out of the automotive retail market for an extended period of time. Even as restrictions are eased, financial concerns may shape how people re-engage with the sector, and to what extent.
Concerns over the cost/price premium have diminished in every country apart from China (+ two percentage points), which has seen cuts in EV subsidies. Since the last time Deloitte reported on EV … Read More