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How environmental concern became the top driver for purchasing an EV

In this episode, Gaurav Batra, EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst Leader, discusses the findings of the latest EY Mobility Consumer Index (MCI) wave 2 research.

Related topics Automotive Transportation

Almost 41% of those looking to buy a car are considering buying an electric vehicle (EV). The EV sales boom is a part of a wider resurgence in car buying. Catalyzed by nonwork-related journeys and coupled with concerns over the safety of public transport, cars are considered a safer and more convenient choice for travel even as the pandemic risk declines in many countries. Though the prospect of an EV sales boom is good news, overcoming concerns over the cost and performance of EVs will be a challenge for automakers.

Key takeaways:

  • There is a shift in the type of travel being undertaken and the modal choices. While nonwork-related travel is set to recover globally, work travel intentions remain in the slow lane.
  • Sales of all kinds of cars, EVs and internal combustion engines (ICEs) are expected to rise. For the first time, environmental concerns are topping the list of reasons for considering an EV across all age groups.
  • Cars (in various forms) remain the safest and most convenient form of travel over public transportation, even as the pandemic risk declines in many countries.

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Presenters

Gaurav Batra
EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst Leader

Podcast

Episode 16

Duration 11m 00s

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How environmental concern became the top driver for purchasing an EV

In this episode, Gaurav Batra, EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst Leader, discusses the findings of the latest EY Mobility Consumer Index (MCI) wave 2 research.
Podcast

Episode 16

Duration
11m 00s

Presenters

Gaurav Batra

EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst Leader

How manufacturers are transforming themselves to be future-ready

In this episode, EY global analysts Julia Rosenthal and Mohit Ahuja share their insights on how manufacturers can prepare for end-market recovery.
Podcast

Episode 15

Duration
14m 49s

Presenters

Julia Rosenthal

EY Global Advanced Manufacturing Senior Analyst

Mohit Ahuja

EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst

How mobility companies are preparing for demand rebound

In this episode, EY Global Analyst Akshi Goel explores the top market forces and provides a perspective on shifts in the mobility sector.
Podcast

Episode 14

Duration
10m 30s

Presenters

Akshi Goel

EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst

What renewed demand means for the mobility sector

In this episode, Akshi Goel, EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst, shares her insights on the top themes discussed by mobility leaders during the 4Q20 public earnings calls.
Podcast

Episode 13

Duration
11m 33s

Presenters

Akshi Goel

EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst

Why digital is the way forward for advanced manufacturing companies

In this episode, EY global analysts Julie Rosenthal and Mohit Ahuja share their insights on shifts in the advanced manufacturing landscape.
Podcast

Episode 12

Duration
14m 02s

Presenters

Julia Rosenthal

EY Global Advanced Manufacturing Senior Analyst

Mohit Ahuja

EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst

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In this episode, Randall Miller, EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Leader, and participants from the Women’s Network share insights on the program and challenges women face during their careers.
Podcast

Episode 11

Duration
17m 28s

Presenters

Randall J. Miller

EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Leader

Helen Bentley

Partner, Digital Strategy, Innovation & Experience, EY Strategy & Consulting Co. Ltd; EY wavespace™ Tokyo Leader

What an autonomous racecar could mean for the future of mobility

In this episode, Steve Patton, EY Americas Mobility Sector Leader, and guests from Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research share their insights on Deep Orange, a vehicle prototype program.
Podcast

Episode 10

Duration
22m 00s

Presenters

Steven E Patton

EY Americas Mobility Sector Leader

Dr. Robert Prucka

Associate Professor, Department of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University

How the mobility sector is re-emerging in a post-COVID-19 world

In this episode, Akshi Goel, EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst, shares her insights about the key themes discussed by mobility sector leaders during the third quarter earnings calls.
Podcast

Episode 09

Duration
10m 24s

Presenters

Akshi Goel

EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst