Automotive Sector Transformation
The automotive sector is undergoing a fundamental shift in terms of how cars are made, used and financed. Driven by technology, sustainability and changing consumer preferences, this transformation will have major ramifications for sectors globally.
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  • SECTOR COMMENT
    08 Nov 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    The government also announced a plan to invest €3.5 billion to expand the infrastructure of charging stations in the country. Germany's quicker adoption of electric cars would be
    credit negative for the German asset-backed securitizations (ABS) backed by €30 billion of outstanding vehicle financing that we rate

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    04 Nov 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    The median carbon transition assessment (CTA) score for 20 leading automakers is CT-6 on our 10-point CTA scale, with Tesla Inc. receiving the top score of CT-1 for advanced positioning and only five other automakers receiving scores indicating strong positioning.

    SECTOR COMMENT
    31 Oct 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    The planned mergers of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. with Peugeot S.A. and Hitachi Ltd. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd.'s auto parts businesses would be credit negative for European auto parts suppliers because they will likely pressure already-low margins in the sector.

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    NON-CREDIT RATING ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK
    24 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    We have developed a carbon transition assessment (CTA) tool for the global automotive manufacturing industry. Automakers faces significant regulatory risk and technological challenges to electrify vehicle fleets in a low-carbon transition.
    PODCAST
    07 May 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    In this episode of Moody's Talks, James Leaton, VP-Senior Credit Officer, ESG, and Georgina Smartt, Analyst, ESG, outline Moody’s new approach to assessing carbon transition risk for high risk corporate sectors. The first example being analysed is the Autos sector.​​​​​