Derek Kaufman, Author at aftermarketNews
Thoughts on Autonomous Commercial Vehicles

Everyone has an opinion on the viability of autonomous vehicles and their ultimate impact on the transportation aftermarket.

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Turbocharging Distracted Driving

In 1980 in the United states, a total of 51,091 people died in 45,284 fatal crashes involving 63,485 vehicles.

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We Were Promised Jetpacks

In this blog, I’ll talk about some of our forecasting failures – things we thought would take the market by storm but never did. 

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Coopetition – The Future of OE Dealerships and IAM Shops

Managing Partner Derek Kaufman says it’s time to work with competitors to satisfy the same customer.

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Why the Grid Can Handle BEVs

The major utility-centric hub and spoke grid system is morphing into a more distributed power network.

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The Emerging Circular Aftermarket

Disruption in the aftermarket is coming from radical sustainability and the formation of a circular aftermarket.

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Battery Swapping – The Best BEV Business Model

Battery swapping and the supply of “Batteries as a Service” (BaaS) is a superior way to build vehicle brand value, says Schwartz Advisors Derek Kaufman.

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RIP Alfa Romeo: Charting out the Future of ICE Powertrains

Alfa Romeo recently announced that its 2023 Tonale plug-in hybrid crossover will be the last to have a gasoline engine.

Domestic BEV OEMs – Be Very Afraid

China is well-positioned to flood the BEV market with low-priced BEVs. But will it undercut US and European vehicle OEMs?

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The Shot NOT Heard Around the World

Thanks to the EU, eFuels have the potential to open a host of ICE solutions for our carbon-neutral future.

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Guest Commentary: SA Perspective – 5 Things To Consider, And 2 To Avoid Before Investing In the Automotive Aftermarket

Schwartz Advisors Managing Partner Derek Kaufman poses important questions an investor should consider before buying an aftermarket business.

Guest Commentary: That’s It. We’re Done. Nice To Know You.

A recent report by the Bay Area think tank RethinkX, titled, “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030,” has been picked up by numerous news organizations. It’s a report sure to concern the automotive industry and especially potential investors in the automotive aftermarket. We believe the report warrants some careful analysis.