Semiconductor shortage is hurting the global auto industry

Due to a lack of electronic components, 8 million vehicles are expected to be missing in 2021. This crisis could last until 2023. In concession, delivery times reach six to nine months. Only electric vehicles are relatively spared.

Six to nine months to receive the new car of your choice! Buyers are amazed. Car manufacturers around the world are forced to stop production because they cannot equip vehicles with chips, these tiny yet commonplace and mid-range electronic components that are found in cars.

“Whatever the brands and models, production and delivery times have lengthened and reach around six months, observes Stéphane Caldairou, managing director of the Emil Frey France group, a distributor that sells vehicles of 28 brands in 250 dealerships. 100% electric cars are a little spared. Manufacturers are looking to meet their commitments in terms of average CO emissions.2 .

In addition to the extended deadlines, the cars reserve surprises on arrival. “The trim levels of the models do not always correspond to the choice of the customers”, testifies Stéphane Caldairou. No car radio, no

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