The Automotive Sector – a period of fundamental change
The Automotive sector is undergoing a period of momentous change with advances in electrification, connectivity, autonomous vehicles and new commercial models.
Franchise and Network Strategy teams in OEM’s as well as Automotive Retailers themselves need to make strategic moves now to embrace the industry’s evolution, search for profitable growth and position retailers and dealer networks to succeed in an environment that is both volatile and uncertain.
The MHA EV Alliance – leading advisors across Automotive.
We are a network of companies and advisors to the sector with the primary mission to help Automotive Retailers and OEM’s prepare for Electric Vehicles (“EV’s”) and to position themselves for the “Dealership of the Future” in the areas of:
The Consumer Journey
- How and where will dealerships sell and deliver new and used vehicles in 2030 and who controls the online journey, OEM and/or Dealer?
- What other bundled products and services, including energy, will the dealership be selling, how will aftersales be provided?
- How does changing consumer attitudes and demographics impact the “how” and “what” dealers are selling and what are the barriers to EV sales?
- What will physical dealerships and their footprint look like in 2030?
- What other mixed property use opportunities exit for dealerships?
EV and Energy Solutions
- What do dealers need to do to lay their site and network EV Readiness foundations in terms of future-proof EV charge-points and infrastructure?
- How will dealerships meet their energy needs (EV chargers, Solar, V2G and battery storage) and blue-sky commercial opportunities (e-hubs and e-forecourts) by 2030?
- How will dealers meet their ESG and future carbon emissions targets?
Funding the Dealership Transition and Consumer Solutions
- What other funding solutions are available to dealerships, OEM’s and consumers in the new operating model?
We work with some of the leading OEM’s from Mazda and Toyota to Porsche and this insight gives you the most up to date market data with a future proof strategy to help your dealership and/or networks invest in the right infrastructure and processes to lay strong foundations and maximise future sales.
EV Readiness for OEM’s and Automotive Retailers
Our alliance contains experts from the energy, engineering and infrastructure sectors meaning helping ensure you have the right EV charger infrastructure in place for your site or network to not only meet today’s EV charging requirements but also the future forecast EV energy needs in the race to the 2030 ban on the sale of ICE vehicles.
In many cases the provision of EV chargers will require upgrades to the infrastructure that supplies energy to the EV chargers. Proactively ensuring this energy infrastructure is available and planned for ensures that dealerships and dealer networks are “EV Ready” and reduces the risk of forecast energy price hikes as demand increases in a supply constrained market.
Our experts use cutting edge technology, up to date EV and energy market data and forecasts to determine available site head room incorporating energy demand from local area and neighbours. We also use tailored questionnaires, energy asset models and site surveys to design a cost-effective EV infrastructure implementation plan to support the increasing volume of EV’s dealerships will be processing.
Our alliance partners help you optimise your site charger and infrastructure installation using innovative site layout and cabling options plus future ready electrical site works remove the need to “dig up the car park twice” and reduce the impact on your site operations!
EV and Energy Asset Management
We have developed an EV and Energy Asset Management Service which supports OEM’s and dealers with the development and ongoing management of EV and energy assets across sites and networks, including assets such as EV charging, power supplies and energy generation and storage.
Working with our alliance partners, dealers and OEM’s will be able to utilise the database of their sites existing EV and energy assets (developed from the EV Readiness project) to both model and assess the potential energy cost savings and commercial opportunities from potential future energy assets, such as energy generation and storage.
The EV and Energy Asset Management database will also enable the ability to reduce peak power demand and the power supply capacity required at each site as well as the use of Vehicle to Grid (“V2G”) EV charging to reduce the need for static battery energy storage.
The right team for you
Our team have been advising Automotive Retailers and OEMs as the market-leading independent alliance of EV, Energy, Tax, Technology, Network Planning, Property and Automotive specialists. We are the best team to help your motor dealership site or network prepare for and maximise tomorrows’ opportunity today.
MHA EV Alliance Members
Our credentials are widely known across the industry and Alliance members are regularly asked to contribute at national motor associations updates and dealer conferences.
The MHA EV Forum is a yearly held event that brings together key players in the EV sector and FDs from across the motor industry to share essential updates and best practice. We also run regular MHA EV Readiness webinars.
These popular forums and webinars are attended by OEMs, dealer networks and motor press and is a pioneering event for Automotive and Mobility sector.
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