The automotive industry is moving faster than ever and the past 12 months have seen a handful of game-changing moments. Volvo turned heads with the announcement that it would go ‘all-electric’ by 2019, though this turned out to actually mean a much less dramatic ‘electrified in some sense’. However, it elicited a wave of followers, including Volkswagen, Jaguar Land Rover and even long-time EV-sceptic Toyota.
Then there was Tesla’s long-awaited Model 3 launch and the subsequent production hell that threw all targets and schedules out the window. Meanwhile, supplier and OEM M&A activity has been rife, VW executives have been jailed and NAFTA is about to disappear. There are clearly plenty of pivotal developments to chose from….