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Reinventing the Truck

Reinventing the Truck

How will disruptive forces change global trucking, energy and chemical markets?

Major shifts loom in the medium- and heavy-duty trucking industry. Alternative powertrain options, driverless technology, and increased logistical efficiency are just some of the themes around which there is major uncertainty. 

IHS Markit is uniquely positioned to look within and across these inter-related industries and offer insights into the changing landscape.  In Reinventing the Truck (RTT), we brought together supply chain, automotive, and energy expertise to identify and address the major unknowns facing the industry. This one-time purchase of a market update— refreshes our scenarios for the future of trucking and extends our forecasts to 2050.

Enhanced data and research now includes: 

  • Long-term outlooks in two scenarios
  • Coverage of markets: Mainland China, the United States, Europe, and Japan
  • Fuel economy assumptions and fuel demand by powertrain and market
  • Sales and vehicle fleet forecasts by powertrain and market:
    • Gasoline
    • Diesel
    • Natural gas (CNG/LNG)
    • Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV)—Aggregated
    • Battery electric vehicle (BEV)
    • Fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV)

Experts

Andrej Divis

As head of the IHS Markit medium and heavy commercial vehicle industry service, Andrej leads truck sales and production forecast activities globally. Members of his team are located in Brazil, China and India, as well as in Europe and the United States. Educated in the United States, Andrej holds a master's degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's from Georgetown. His spoken languages include English, Czech and German.Andrej brings nearly two decades of automotive and commercial-vehicle industry experience to the role, having begun his career in 2001 as a truck analyst with PlanEcon/Global Insight (now part of IHS Markit), covering Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He held a variety of analytical and planning positions with General Motors in Europe starting in 2003. These included assignments in Germany and in Hungary and roles in forecasting; new business development; and product planning. Andrej re-joined Automotive in 2012 focusing on the East European and NAFTA truck markets.

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Antti Lindstrom

His primary responsibility is production forecasts for the three North American markets (United States, Canada, Mexico) including the market intelligence, trends and technical developments across the region. Antti earned a Master's degree at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor's degree at the University of Turku, in Finland. Languages: English, Finnish, German, Swedish.

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Christiane Stein

Ms. Stein joined the company in mid-2016 and is responsible for the Global Production Forecast and the Western European Sales Forecast. This includes market and competitor intelligence, future technologies and market segmentation. Christiane is also an expert on bus markets and segmentation. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Christiane worked nearly ten years in the automotive industry. Her work experience include positions at MAN Truck & Bus AG and BorgWarner Turbo Systems where she forecasted and segmented the global truck, bus and passenger car markets. Christiane graduated in Business Administration in Leipzig, Germany.

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Paritosh Gupta

Mr. Gupta's responsibilities include tracking and analyzing market trends, OEM and supplier strategies, as well as analysis of foreseeable impacts from the political and economic environment, government policies and regulations. He handles both the sales and production forecasts for all countries under his purview. He has worked in the automotive market research industry for almost the entirety of his career starting with Markets and Markets before moving to IHS Markit in 2016. Mr. Gupta holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India. He speaks fluent English and Hindi.

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Jia Li

Before joining IHS Markit in July 2011, she worked as Senior Industry Analyst in the Strategy Department of a leading Chinese heavy commercial vehicle OEM. Prior to that, Jia gained macroeconomics research background when she worked on the trading floor of a world-class fixed asset investment firm for one year. Jia holds an MS degree in Macroeconomics, Finance and Statistics from Humbolt University of Berlin in Germany.

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Ewa Root

Ewa is an Associate Director in the Global Heavy Truck Research team providing oversight for global heavy commercial vehicle sales. Ewa is based in the company's London office, and is directly in charge of forecasts for heavy trucks sales and production in Central and Eastern Europe. She is responsible for analysis of market trends and for tracking manufacturers' strategies, investment plans and competitive position. In this role, she is responsible for the global truck sales forecast process and is also involved in many ad hoc forecasting and consulting projects.Before joining the Automotive Forecasting group at IHS Markit, Ewa gained experience at Standard & Poors.Ewa has a Master of Science degree from the University of Economics, Wroclaw Poland. She speaks fluent Polish and English.

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