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The CAR Podcast – EV Market Growth, Supply/Demand

The CAR Podcast has launched! Join CAR CEO Carla Bailo as she discusses the latest news from the automotive industry. On this episode of the CAR Podcast, we discuss electrification, market growth and OEM strategies. We then get into new and used vehicle supply and...

Pandemic amplified stress felt by women

In March 2020, COVID-19 upended the automotive industry in ways no one could have imagined. Even so, the industry adapted quickly, finding ways to safely reopen manufacturing plants and create systems for everyone else to collaborate and remain productive. But the...

Sustainability and the Circular Economy

What is Sustainability? Sustainability has long been critically important to the automotive industry. This broad concept means different things to different stakeholders, however. Sustainability typically is measured along three main dimensions: environment, social,...

Developing HAVs and EVs for a More Sustainable and Equitable Future

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) will explore sustainability and equity in mobility at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in 2021. We recently asked CAR’s CEO, Carla Bailo, a series of questions about the critical role the automotive industry can play...

Semiconductor Crisis Update

CAR researchers are monitoring the impact of the widespread semiconductor chip shortage, especially as it affects the global automotive industry. The shortage is expected to last through the year, and potentially until 2022. Here are CAR resources and a selection of...

A review of the Biden Administration trade agenda

The Biden Administration recently released the 2021 President’s Trade Agenda and 2020 Annual Report, which details the status of trade negotiations and current agreements, trade enforcement actions, and, importantly, the President’s vision for U.S. trade policy. Trade...

Chip crisis highlights need for industry collaboration

The semiconductor shortage impacting the automotive industry has left companies and countries scrambling for solutions. Chipmakers are working to increase manufacturing capacity, but building new manufacturing plants requires multibillion-dollar investments and at...

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