Automotive

Our monthly Auto Demand Index (ADI) is the only metric that scientifically measures the U.S. auto demand and forecasts changes in demand over the next six months. This unique metric alone can justify many times the subscription cost. As a consumer research firm, we have ongoing research projects. We can quickly add specific questions to our work or develop dedicated projects and offer you timely data on topics such as electric cars, the luxury market, vehicle safety, and fuel economy.

Robert Austin
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Hyundai Promotes Hydrogen As A Carbon-Free Transportation Alternative

Hydrogen is a key part of Hyundai's vision.

Robert Austin
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Many Will Enter The Electric Vehicle Race, Some Will Win, Some Will Lose!

Robert Austin introduces a number of promising new entrants who hope to play a significant role in the future electric vehicle market.

Robert Austin
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All Chevrolet Bolt EVs Recalled Due To Fire Risk! GM Says The Risk Is Low, But The Potential Exists.

Explainer: Electric vehicle fire risk

Robert Austin
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Auto Demand Continues To Cruise In The Stratosphere

TechnoMetrica's Auto Demand Index remains strong. High demand, low inventory, and an uncertain supply chain situation work against the customer.

Robert Austin
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A Turning Point In Automotive History? It Just Might Have Been!

Biden administration set an ambitious new target for the automobile industry. And auto manufacturers welcomed the order. Robert Austin looks at the wheels that have been set in motion.

Robert Austin
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Unlike Hughes’s Glomar Explorer… This Time For Real Mining

In the second part of the two-part series, Robert Austin writes about how the reclusive innovator facilitated the “first” deep-sea drillship platform, the Glomar Explorer, and why deep-sea mining has now become viable.

Robert Austin
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What Goes Into Making EV Batteries? And How Does Howard Hughes Tie Into It?

In a two-part series, Robert Austin writes about the challenges in front of carmakers as they accelerate the shift to electric vehicles. In the second part, he addresses how the engineer/aviator/filmmaker may have been the pioneer in the field.

Raghavan Mayur
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Auto Demand Index Soars To An All-Time High Amid Chip Shortage

The TechnoMetrica Auto Demand Index (ADI) increased 19 points, or 10.3 percent, to 199 in July, marking the index's highest level since we began tracking in February 2007.

Anjali Krishnan
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Consolidating The Chips

A brief look at the role of semiconductors in today’s world and why the U.S. should improve its production capabilities in the domain.

Robert Austin
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Driving The Demand For Evs

No doubt, the new cars of the future will be electric! So that leaves us with two remaining questions: How do car buyers feel about that? And, will our electrical infrastructure support the rapid increase in electrical demand?

Robert Austin
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Hydrogen Taking To The Skies

Last week, we spoke about Hydrogen-powered cars to reduce emissions. In this second part, we look at what Hydrogen can do for the aviation industry.

Robert Austin
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Automotive Demand Index Brightens: It’s Pretty Breathtaking Actually

Our latest survey shows robust demand for new vehicles. We forecast auto sales to remain strong in the coming months, hovering around 17.5 million units on an annualized basis.