The car industry in 2022: crown, chips and uncertainty Will the crisis in the automotive industry continue next year?

Due to the crown, there is great uncertainty. Production processes are interrupted, factories are closed, and the government is short of chips. After more than three decades in which the production of the automobile industry exceeded the demand, during the corona virus pandemic, the situation changed completely. Manufacturers lack chips, there are problems in supply chains, and the prices of raw materials are rising. Production is stuck, vehicle buyers can no longer count on big discounts, and they are waiting for ordered cars much longer than before. „Comprehensive recovery is unlikely to happen until 2023,“ said car industry expert Ferdinand Dudenhefer of the German Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in a recent study.

In 2019, ie the year before the crown crisis, 3.6 million cars were sold in Germany, and in 2020 that number dropped to 2.9 million. According to the forecasts of the Center for Automotive Research, 2.69 million can be expected to be sold this year. Although CAR Dudenhefer expects that in the first half of next year, German manufacturers will continue to struggle with the consequences of the chip shortage, sales should still increase to around 3.01 million cars. Dudenhefer expects a return to the level from before the panemia, ie a complete recovery of the car market in Germany, only in the second half of 2023. Only then, he says, can it be expected that the market’s supply will stabilize. According to that expert, at the end of 2023, the average age of vehicles registered in Germany will be over ten years, and that could lead to „rejuvenation“ of the vehicle fleet, ie to increased purchase of new cars. This process of renewal is primarily encouraged by electric cars, which are increas


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Global sales of electric vehicles could grow by 50 percent or even more this year, while sales of internal combustion vehicles are expected to grow between 2 and 5 percent. These are the estimates of analysts Morgan Stanley, who in their analysis also predicted that the global penetration of electric vehicles will reach 4 percent, and that by 2030, their share will rise to 31 percent.
Such forecasts are certainly one of the reasons why more and more car giants are deciding to switch to electric vehicles, and many companies are also planning to build their own battery factories. According to some projections, the wars of the future will be fought precisely because of the batteries for electric cars.
That is why the company Tesla Ilona Maska is already announcing the production of a new type of battery that will have six times more power, take up less space and consume less energy. Volkswagen has announced that it plans to launch six plants for the production of fuel cell batteries in Europe by 2030, and the British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar has announced that by 2025 all its models will be electrically powered.

And General Motors claims that it is on the verge of commercialization of "the most exotic battery chemistry of all", so the legendary American car manufacturer says that it will "tame lithium metal"
For many car manufacturers, e-mobility is becoming the main focus and core business. "We are now systematically integrating additional processes into the value chain," said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Dis.

The company announced that it would reduce the cost of battery systems to well below 100 euros per kilowatt hour on average ($ 119) and pointed out that this would finally make e-mobility an affordable and dominant propulsion technology.
They still see the lack of infrastructure as a major obstacle to the mass acceptance of battery-powered cars.