Sustainable transport, mobility and energy
The multi-trillion pound sector that is mobility is suffering the most disruption its seen for 100 years. Many reasons are for this this; the change from diesel / petrol to electric and hydrogen powertrains and vehicles; the data availability and digitisation of technology; the huge growth in ride / sharing business competitors rather than owning; and the need to rapidly improve air quality, cut carbon emissions and congestions in our cities.
These threats are both creating challenges huge opportunities for new business models that create. Companies are having to reconfigure what is seen as value for both customer, cities and in their own supply chains.
Circular business models fit very well into rethinking mobility as it is all about how business can have closer more ongoing relationships with their customers through leasing, sharing or trading in old products for new. The growth of Uber and share mobility services like the newly announced Reach Now (BMW / Daimler), means customers are more willing to share assets and OEMs are going to increasing own their assets, with huge implications on the supply chain relationships as companies generate ongoing OPEX rather than transactional CAPEX. This goes well outside the boundaries of traditional operations to include EV charging, new partners, IT platforms, technical develops and customer behaviour.
We an extensive experience of working in mobility, Mark has been heavily involved in projects such as sale of service model for hydrogen cars and its suppliers, EV charging infrastructure and shared electric cars and electric bikes business models.