Global automotive markets are all reacting to and creating solutions that meet the challenges of decarbonisation, connectivity, shared mobility and autonomous driving. In a European context, traditional hierarchies are being broken down and making way for innovation and collaborations between existing OEMs and new suppliers.

Regulation and consumer demand are powering a green energy shift with electric battery production set to supersede ICEV as the primary energy source. While digitalisation across production processes as well as within the end product and services is influencing and reshaping the entire supply chain. An increased demand for innovative modes of transport as well as consumer behaviours are transforming the type of vehicles produced and the volume required by the market. And the emergence of autonomous vehicles is set to become widely accepted with improved regulations on data and liability, creating niche market opportunities.

Business Sweden undertook an extensive study to gain a comprehensive view of European automotive OEMs strategies and the implications of these on the supply chain. The scope of the study covered the passenger car, light commercial vehicle and truck segments. Our report, Accelerating Change, gives Swedish companies an understanding of the new industry environment and recommendations for how to adjust to the changes, as well as giving international companies insight into the Swedish automotive landscape.