Special Report: The car industry

April 2023
The Economist
Art direction — Xiaoujuan Pang

The car industry

Everything about carmaking is changing at once


The future lies with electric vehicles

Barriers to entry

It is getting easier for new entrants to make cars

The new challenge

China is leading the challenge to incumbent carmakers

The software shuffle

Software is now as important as hardware in cars

Hands off the wheel

Autonomous vehicles are coming, but slowly

Direct drive

Car firms are trying out new ways to sell mobility


How geopolitical tensions could disrupt the global car industry

Changing lanes

A changing car industry should result in more choice and better motoring

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