Here's a brief run-down of reports available in our research store that caught our eye over the past week or so...

1. Hybrid and Electric Car Market in the UK - Market Trends, Consumer Insights, and Future Outlook

The report provides the trends observed in the hybrid and electric car market in the UK, insights from a consumer survey conducted to assess the consumer attitude and behaviour about hybrid and electric cars, and the future outlook till 2020.

2. European Supplier Report

The European Automotive Supplier Report looks at the macroeconomic environment including vehicle sales, production, imports and exports. The report also provides analysis of the OEMs, the European Supply Industry and looks at both Eastern and Western Europe.

3. Americas Automotive Markets Database

This easy-to-use interactive model quantifies the size of the automotive markets in the Americas region. Includes detailed forecasts of market to 2015.

4. Electric Vehicles and Power Sources: Technologies and Global Markets

After decades of expensive development and false starts, the world is finally ready for electric vehicles. As defined by this report, “electric vehicles” includes commercial approaches such as pure battery–powered vehicles, plug–in hybrids, hybrid internal combustion/battery, range extending, and fuel cell vehicles as well as vehicles powered by developmental power sources such as supercapacitors and flywheel–powered. In addition to cars and trucks, this report considers motorcycles, scooters, buses, neighbourhood electric vehicles, and locomotives.

5. The Market for Remote Engine Start

Many markets require remote start products to pre-heat or pre-cool vehicles due to extreme climate conditions, yet there are many national or local requirements that make it tough for the industry to understand what will be the future direction for this technology.

6. 2011 Worldwide New Car Dealers Industry Report

The New Car Dealers Industry report, published annually, contains timely and accurate industry statistics, forecasts and demographics. The report features 2011 current and 2012 forecast estimates on the size of the industry (sales, establishments, employment) for the 47 largest world countries, such as Japan, China, India, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, UK, France, Germany, Italy and U.S.. The report also includes industry definition, 5-year historical trends on industry sales, establishments and employment and estimates on up to 10 sub-industries, including cars, trucks, vans and minivans.

7. Benchmarking the navigation markets in the US & EU

Historically, innovation within the navigation industry came primarily from Japanese or European vehicle manufacturers. But according to recent research, the US navigation industry is better positioned to make the shift towards connected and upgradeable navigation systems. In the longer term, the automotive industries of both Europe and the US will need closer collaboration in order to avoid developing solutions that are not future proof.

8. Connected Car Report - Europe

This new report includes a detailed industry overview examining market drivers and barriers, connected vehicle applications, technology penetration trends and eCall.