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The future of hydrogen and e-fuels

Will hydrogen be the new oil?

With intensified discussions to become carbon-free, hydrogen is back at the top of the agenda for some. Others see it as over-hyped with too many limitations, especially with regard to efficiency. Similarly, e-fuels are controversial. Thus, while battery electric vehicles are starting to take...
Automotive, Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy, Sustainability

Aviation year zero – Green for grants

How governments, as the de facto next key stakeholders of the aviation industry, should support a transformation that serves customers, citizens and...

Governments around the world are pouring money into the aviation industry as never before. Regardless of the forms these cash injections take (grants, loans, equity or tax deferrals), governments around the world are becoming de facto the next key stakeholders of aviation. They must thus finance a...
Travel & transportation, Strategy, Sustainability

The evolution of public EV charging

What will happen when charging becomes a commodity?

The European public EV charging market is heading for disruption. Although the market is still at an embryonic stage, EV charging is already about to become a commodity and players need to innovate in several directions to stay in business. Some are still hesitating, while others are already...
Automotive, Strategy, Sustainability

Will Chinese EV start-ups reshape the automotive industry?

The successes, challenges and roadblocks for EV start-ups

With Chinese regulators’ stimulation policy, a number of EV start-up companies have been set up since 2015. Many of them aim to launch EV products with high levels of artificial intelligence, connectivity and autonomous driving technology. In this viewpoint, Arthur D. Little reviews major players’...
Automotive, Sustainability

Transforming healthcare – How curative therapies will

The shift to curative treatments promises to transform the entire healthcare ecosystem. Patients whose conditions were previously managed through ongoing, long-term medication can now be cured through specific courses of treatment. This transforms their lives – but, as this article explains, it...
Sustainability

Effective electric vehicle launch in Europe – Thinking

Mainstreaming BEVs in Europe takes manufacturers to challenging markets

From 2017 to 2018, electric vehicle sales in EU/EFTA countries grew significantly, by almost 40 percent (Battery Electric Vehicle (BEVs) at almost 50 percent). The EV share of sales was, however, only at 2.3 percent – more than half of which were BEVs. Markets in the region developed very...
Automotive, Sustainability

The German market for battery-electric light commercial

The challenge of electrifying urban transport

Automotive, Sustainability

After the hype: Where is the carbon car?

Opportunities for carbon composites in the automotive industry

In 2013, the “carbon hype” in the automotive industry reached a peak when BMW presented an electric mega-city vehicle, the i3, with a fully carbon body. At that time, EVs and stricter CO2 targets were expected to bring the breakthrough for carbon fiber cars. However, five years later, applications...
Automotive, Strategy, Sustainability

Speaking the Same Language

Improving Communications between Companies and Investors on Corporate Responsibility

Investors and companies are still not having a meaningful dialogue about the business value of corporate responsibility. But there is a strong desire to change this and to find agreement on the best way forward. This report was produced in 2003 in partnership with the UK Social Investment Forum and...
Sustainability