Mobility Lens Suite: Explore the future of mobility

It’s easy to feel lost on the road to the future of mobility, which encompasses automotive and transportation. These proprietary EY research toolsets point you toward where the transition is headed globally — in consumer attitudes, regulatory developments, technological advances and predicted market adoption — using artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge practices.

What EY can do for you

Across the world, the transition to the future of mobility exists on different timelines in different regions, driven by a whole host of players: sustainability-minded governments offering incentives, energy providers and other sectors building out infrastructure, original equipment manufacturers designing the vehicles of the future, and consumers balancing green preferences with cost concerns. Meanwhile, the economics of electric batteries continues to shift, new technologies are advancing, and the COVID-19 pandemic turned the entire landscape upside-down.

Organizations must define their role in this emerging eMobility ecosystem, maintain a total focus on the customer experience and partner intelligently across the value chain to access greater opportunities for growth. But with this much uncertainty, how can you find a holistic window into eMobility and how it’s evolving? The answer is the EY Mobility Lens Suite: a series of proprietary research tools offering dynamic and distinctive insights.

The suite caters to the diverse needs of mobility practitioners, across the connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility, helping you keep your fingers on the pulse of top trends — in the consumer, regulatory, technology and market development realms. Here are four key components.

  • The EY Mobility Consumer Index

    This tool tracks the shift in personal mobility preferences and car-buying behaviors, focusing on five consumer personas across 17 countries, including the US, four countries in Europe, and top markets in Asia such as China and India. To help you understand what kinds of journeys are being prioritized, and where, the research offers a perspective into:

    • Changing travel patterns and preferences because of the rise of remote work
    • Reduced time spent on entertainment outside the home and in-person socializing
    • Increasingly digital consumer behaviors
    • The extent to which these changes will persist or evolve in a post-COVID-19 environment
    • Attitudes toward electric vehicles (EVs), including range anxiety
    • Automotive retail experiences and preferences
  • EY Mobility Lens Forecaster

    When can you expect sales of EVs to surpass those of internal combustion engine vehicles in Europe? Can you estimate when EV sales will surpass 50% globally? You get a window into the answers through the EY Mobility Lens Forecaster, a modeling tool that harnesses the power of AI to gauge the outlook for the supply and demand of mobility products and services through 2050.

    Our automotive analysts and data scientists built the Mobility Lens Forecaster on a neural net model to analyze several variables from over 30 sources that influence mobility supply and demand: consumer behavior, regulatory trends, technology evolution (vehicle and ecosystem) and the announced strategies of manufacturers. The model is updated regularly with new market inputs, including disruptions and available technology. As its predictions are matched up against actual outcomes, the model adjusts its calculations, essentially becoming smarter and more accurate over time. 

  • EV Country Readiness Index

    This semiannual index ranks 10 countries across the world on how they’re advancing toward an EV future, based on three pillars: supply, demand and public policy. A comprehensive list of 24 metrics encompassing the EV ecosystem and value chain are weighted in the analysis — for example, consumer preferences on sustainability at the individual level, all the way to the macroeconomic environment.

    The analysis aims to help cross-sector players — such as automakers, energy leaders and governments — understand and compare the drivers and inhibitors of EV readiness of different countries and prioritize markets accordingly, labeling them as leaders, aspirants or followers.

  • Investment Analyzer

    Wish you could follow all the players and the big bets they’re making to see how markets are developing? The Investment Analyzer tracks investments and M&A activities of industry incumbents and those from outside the traditional automotive sector — for the current quarter back to 2014. The data is broken down into the market for investment (such as connected or autonomous vehicles and shared mobility) as well as the stage of the type of capital.

    It could help you to understand which innovative mobility companies have garnered investor interest and how players from outside the traditional automotive ecosystem are shaping their portfolio to have a piece of the growing mobility pie.

The shift toward eMobility

Electrification in mobility is gathering pace, demanding the reinvention of strategies, operating models and supply chains. EY teams can help you see the potential in eMobility and reframe your future in the new ecosystem.

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