Harley-Davidson: The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Harley-Davidson:  The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

In recent years, Harley-Davidson has seen sales struggles, stock downgrades, and loss of market share in part due to slow economic recovery and a perceived decline in interest among millennials. Find out why one analyst believes these challenges are temporary, and what he thinks the company will do to overcome them.


Automotive Filter Replacement: National and Cultural Differences

Automotive Filter Replacement: National and Cultural Differences

Automotive maintenance practices vary significantly among the US, Canada, and Mexico. Find out how this impacts the automotive filters market.


Asbestos in Brake Pads: What the Average Consumer Might Not Realize

Asbestos in Brake Pads: What the Average Consumer Might Not Realize

Asbestos, a known human carcinogen, is banned in most, but not all applications in the US. One exception is automotive brake components, where asbestos-containing parts remain available, posting a danger to automotive mechanics. After decades of debate, new laws may finally eliminate asbestos-containing brake components.


January’s Gasolinazo Impacts Mexican Automotive Aftermarket

January’s Gasolinazo Impacts Mexican Automotive Aftermarket

On January 1, 2017, Mexican consumers were faced with a gasolinazo, a hike in gasoline and diesel prices of up to 20% as the Mexican government rolled back its subsidy on fuel prices. This shift could have rippling impacts through the many other transportation markets, including the automotive aftermarket.


The Electric Bus Revolution

The Electric Bus Revolution

Electric buses have made large gains in market share over conventional diesel and gasoline models over the past several years. Advances in range, speed, acceleration, and charging processes have made these gains possible. Learn more about these technological advances.


Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites: 5 Automotive Trends to Watch

Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites:  5 Automotive Trends to Watch

While US motor vehicle production levels are basically unchanged from ten years ago, the use of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites in motor vehicles has expanded by nearly 40 percent. Strategic alliances among FRP manufacturers, interest in lightweight vehicles, and other factors drive growth.


The Future of the Automotive Diesel Engine Industry is Brighter than it Appears

The Future of the Automotive Diesel Engine Industry is Brighter than it Appears

The global automotive diesel engine industry has gotten a lot of bad press since 2015, when Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests. However, the fuel efficiency and low cost of ownership of diesel vehicles will support their use for the foreseeable future. A Freedonia analyst weighs in on the future of diesel vehicles.


Industry Reshaping at 6 Leading Internal Combustion Engine Filter Manufacturers

Industry Reshaping at 6 Leading Internal Combustion Engine Filter Manufacturers

Several leading global manufacturers of internal combustion engine (ICE) filters have expanded in an attempt to increase market share and expand their operations. A Freedonia Group expert explains changes at 6 major producers, including Donaldson, MAHLE International, and MANN+HUMMEL.


Trends to Watch in Automotive Paint and Coatings Formulations

Trends to Watch in Automotive Paint and Coatings Formulations

A Freedonia expert and an industry participant weigh in on measures being taken to reduce the harmful effects of pollution from automotive paint and coatings.

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