Acknowledgements

I wish to personally thank our respondents and contributors for their involvement in this year’s survey

In the 2019 survey, its 20th consecutive year, almost 1,000 senior executives from the world’s leading automotive companies were interviewed. As in previous years, participants included automakers, suppliers, dealers, financial services providers, mobility services providers and companies from the information and communication technology sector. We also interviewed energy and infrastructure providers as well as government authorities – allowing for a comprehensive and yet differentiated view across the entire ecosystem.

Additionally, more than 2,000 consumers from around the world gave us their valuable perspectives, so that we could compare them with the opinions of the leading global auto executives.

The responses were very insightful and I would like to personally thank all those who participated for giving us their valuable time.

Special thanks to my entire KPMG global automotive sector steering group and especially to the whole automotive sector team in Germany under the lead of Aline Dodd, Global & EMA Executive for Automotive, for their creativity, inspiration and dedication throughout the realization of this thought leadership project.

Dieter Becker
Global and EMA Head Automotive Practice
KPMG International