Bain in the news

  • Where Electric Vehicles Reign Supreme

    March 22, 2018 | Automotive | US News | Media mention

    Drivers in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and – chief among them – Norway have become the world leaders in buying electric vehicles. "It's just cheaper to own an electric vehicle, and as a result you have seen demand rocket for electric vehicles," says Mark Gottfredson, a partner with Bain &

  • Carmakers take electric fight to the factory floor

    March 18, 2018 | Automotive | Financial Times | Media mention

    “None of the traditional car manufacturers will have problems scaling up electric vehicle production,” says Klaus Stricker, co-head of the global automotive practice at Bain & Company. “That’s exactly what they do best.”

  • Audax-Backed Wheel Pros Explores a Sale

    November 03, 2017 | Automotive | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Compared with the original-equipment segment, the aftermarket category is less volatile and expanding at a steadier pace, said Sandeep Heda, a partner with Bain & Company who focuses on the auto sector.

  • Chinese Startup Racing Tesla Brings Driverless Trucks to Arizona

    September 07, 2017 | Automotive | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “Lower costs and higher efficiency pictured by self-driving trucks are good lures for business clients while improvement in safety is a good point to convince governments,” said Bruno Zhao, a partner with Bain & Company. “The question is whether the technology will really be ready.”

  • Carmakers face threat from new drivers of profit

    August 08, 2017 | Automotive | Financial Times | Media mention

    “The industry has been relying heavily on the innovation power of their supplier partners,” says Klaus Stricker, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's global automotive practice. “And when you think about connectivity, digitization, autonomous driving, this will increase rather than

  • 5 Ways Uber is Tweaking Its Strategy In India

    December 22, 2016 | Automotive | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The ride-sharing industry in the South Asian nation is already worth over a billion dollars a year between Uber and its main rival, Ola, and that figure could more than double in the next three years, according Arpan Sheth, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Sergio Marchionne is the most rejected man in the auto industry

    June 05, 2015 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Automotive | Bloomberg | Media mention

    In the automotive industry, mergers and alliances fail at least as often as they succeed. Last year, Bain & Company studied 150 deals announced in multiple industries between 2000 and 2013.

  • Are Chinese falling out of love with their cars?

    April 21, 2015 | Automotive | CNN | Media mention

    A recent report by Bain & Company suggested that even though China's love affair with the car began late, it may already be souring. Of 2,137 people surveyed, some 40% said cars were losing their appeal as a status symbol.

  • Car babes banned? China wants eyes on cars not models at auto show

    April 20, 2015 | Automotive | CNN | Media mention

    However, according Bain's China New Mobility Study 2015, congested and chaotic roads, restrictions on the number of new vehicle license plates and a shortage of residential parking space may trigger a backlash against car ownership.

  • Will the U.S. say yes to a 'Made in China' car?

    April 20, 2015 | Automotive | CNN | Media mention

    Volvo says it will begin exporting vehicles made in a factory in southwest China to the United States next month, the first time Chinese-built passenger cars will roll into American showrooms.