Automobility - Building and Profiting from the Future of Mobility
Creating the Future of Mobility
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In recent years, we have witnessed successive waves of technology innovation that are transforming the automotive industry. Mobility needs are increasingly being served through a user-centric business model, which has triggered the entry of a new class of competitors that see the vehicle as a rolling smart device that is monetized as a digital platform. We are at the inflection point of a secular shift and exponential rise of the electric and shortly thereafter followed by autonomous mobility technology. This is paradigm-changing development in the automotive industry, requiring a complete rethinking of the way to deliver value to the users of these smart mobility devices.


To succeed, companies must expand their focus from the product (the automobile) to the utility derived from the product (“automobility”), and create a business model and digital ecosystem optimized to provide digitally enabled solutions for both car owners and mobility services users.


Automobility engages with clients to build and profit from the future of mobility through a portfolio of consulting, scouting, investment and business development services. To learn more about our thesis on the future of mobility, click here




The world’s leading global expert on the development of the automotive industry and the future of mobility. Nearly 4 decades of experience in the auto, electronics and information technology industries. Currently serving as the Chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

Bill Russo

Founder and CEO

A tech enthusiast with expertise in business innovation, investment advisory, and go-to-market execution, Bevin will use his experience to foster sustainable solutions. He has served early stage start-ups, mature global companies and intra-prenuerial businesses.

Bevin Jacob

Partner and Co-Founder

A broad experience of over 2 decades in the hi-tech industry, working across a range of management roles and leading dozens of large scale multi-million dollar technological projects with major international companies. He brings experience in B2B to B2C transitions including development of new ecosystems and business models.

Uri Kushnir

Managing Partner, Israel
Stav Shvartz

Cross-border investment professional, with experience working and living on 4 continents with deep expertise in the Chinese automotive sector. Over a decade of strategy and business development experience, working with OEMs, startups, tech conglomerates and banks.

Stav Shvartz

Managing Partner, Israel

Lead consultant and engagement manager with experience in new market entry, M&A pipeline and due diligence, organization structure, and business model design.

Emily Wang

Benjamin Fan

Experienced strategy and management consultant expertise in market research, market entry, marketing and branding strategy and organization optimization, etc. Passionate about the future of automobile, he is ready to bring insight and know-how from consumer goods and healthcare industry to shape the future with clients.

Benjamin Fan

Senior Consultant
Twyla Zhang

Had both communication marketing and consulting experiences in cross-industry sectors, including energy, automotive, FMCG, finance and healthcare. Led projects in market entry, market insights, marketing communications, new products development, etc. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Michigan State University and an MBA from CEIBS.

Twyla Zhang

Senior Consultant

Office manager with proven experience in multinational organizations working in professional sales and administrative assistant roles.

Emma Ren

Office Manager
Philippe Thegner

A wealth of expertise with particular focus on Automotive Aftermarket, Aftermarket Retail, Business Development, P&L Management, Product Management and Global Sourcing. Currently serving as Chair of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association in China.

Philippe Thegner

Senior Advisor
Jayce Lu

Previous experiences as a financial consultant cover a wide range of industries, including energy, automotive, finance and Internet industry. Previously at PwC as a Senior Associate, he held successful track record in IPO consulting and PE buyouts. He is also an experienced investment manager who was heavily involved in fund operations, project investment and post-investment management.

Jayce Lu


With years of experience in the automotive industry as a consultant with a particular focus on the innovation and financing. Having participated in various projects, such as IPO, market research and due diligence, etc.

Lorenzo Song



Automobility provides investment advisory, merchant banking and business development services for investors, corporations and startups.

Our portfolio companies are curated based on their fit and relevancy to our thesis on the future of mobility, with a particular emphasis on markets with a high potential to commercialize their technology.




Media Source : CNBC Click here to the AUDIO Link Xiaomi tries to establish itself in the new category with EV launch, key question is can it compete? Bill Russo of Automobility says Xiaomi hopes to leverage on its smart device ecosystem to win over......

Media Source : Reuters March 28, 2024 By Sarah Wu and Yelin Mo BEIJING, March 28 (Reuters) – China’s Xiaomi (1810.HK) will launch its highly anticipated electric vehicle (EV) on Thursday when it will reveal its pricing and start taking orders, marking the electronics company’s......

Media Source : The Wire China The fierce competition between Chinese automakers has the potential to reshape EV markets around the world — and stoke resistance. By Rachel Cheung March 24, 2024 When BYD kicked off its latest marketing campaign last month, it used a......

Media Source : Xinhua News In 2023, China’s auto exports surged 57.9 percent year on year to a record high of 4.91 million vehicles. Especially, new energy vehicle exports were growing rapidly. In the latest InShanghai Roundtable, we’ll explore more about China’s NEV industry. Guests:......

Media Source : Bloomberg News March 11, 2024  Major automakers look to high-tech features beyond drivability  Country’s cut-throat industry has had sluggish start to year In China, electric vehicles with built-in fridges and even in-car karaoke systems are considered passé. Instead, carmakers are turning to......



Seven years and seven months ago , Bill Russo was invited to a panel discussion hosted by the legendary John McElroy for his Autoline This Week program, which was recorded on the floor of the Beijing Auto Show.  John has covered the auto scene in the USA......

We are very proud to share the news that our book “Selling to China” has risen to the #1 ranking in the International Business section of the Amazon bookstore! The book is a compilation of stories from several points of view from executives who have......

Comments from Bill Russo, Founder & CEO of Automobility Ltd. Year-over-Year Shipments Changes from January to July:   NEV +41.7%  ICE -1.6% Please Note: NEV = New Energy Vehicles (including Battery, Plug-in Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) ICE = Pure Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles “Peak Car” was......

Click here to the audio link’s latest Audio Interview “Selling to China: for Automotive Industry Professionals” features Bill Russo. Mr. Russo is the Shanghai-based Founder and CEO of Automobility Limited, a strategy and investment advisory firm helping its clients to create the future of mobility. His......

Five Takeaways from the China Auto Chongqing Summit 2023: 1. The End of the ICE Age: Rise of the Chinese NEV 2. Control of the Upper End of the Supply Chain is Vital 3. Chinese Brands are Going Global 4. A Shift from “Big” to “Powerful” 5. A Massive Reckoning......

Bill Russo, the Founder & CEO of Automobility Limited, and the Chairman of the Automotive Committee at AmCham Shanghai was interviewed by AmCham. The End of the ICE Age [Bill Russo Interview] is the cover story of the Summer 2023 edition of The Journal of the American Chamber......

by Bill Russo and Lorenzo Song The 20th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (referred to as the Shanghai Auto Show) was held from April 18 to 27, 2023. This year’s show was themed “Embracing the New Era of the Automobile Industry” and was housed in......

by Bill Russo and Lorenzo Song The 20th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (referred to as the Shanghai Auto Show) was held from April 18 to 27, 2023. This year’s show was themed “Embracing the New Era of the Automobile Industry” and was housed in......

By Bill Russo and Howard Chao China abruptly dropped its draconian zero-COVID policies and reopened to the world in December of last year, a complete about-face. The Chinese authorities originally stated (and the world believed) that China would wind down these policies gradually, and the......

By Bill Russo, Twyla Zhang and Benjamin Fan Key Takeaways: China’s automotive market will continue to grow due to an expanding and aging car population. The secular shift to connected, electric and autonomous mobility will change the mix of cars being serviced and will fundamentally......

The CES 2023 show featured plenty of exhibitors advancing two of the most compelling technology megatrends of the future, namely sustainability and human security. We scanned for technology trends at CES that enable revenue and profit opportunities in the new “automobility” business model enabled by......


Hyper-competition Triggers Price War II Comments from Bill Russo, Founder & CEO of Automobility Ltd. As we have highlighted in our February newsletter, China’s automotive market is contending with a number of headwinds exiting 2023: Multi-year decline in sales volumes of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) powered vehicles (down 11 million......

Structural Overcapacity Drives Focus on Exports and Price Discounts Comments from Bill Russo, Founder & CEO of Automobility Ltd. Vehicle shipments in January reached 2.4 million units, a 47.9 percent increase from the previous January, with NEV shipments up 78.8% and ICE shipments up 40.1%. It is important to......

Record Vehicle Shipments in a Weak Domestic Market Comments from Bill Russo, Founder & CEO of Automobility Ltd. Vehicle shipments for the full year in 2023 reached 30.1 million units, surpassing the previous peak of 28.9 million units reached in 2017. Total volumes were up 12% over 2022,......

We are very pleased to share the 46th Edition of Automobility’s EXCELerate pipeline. As always, we are continually scanning the global mobility technology landscape to curate excellent investment opportunities that we believe offer differentiated solutions which fit our “Internet of Mobility” (IoM) and Energy Transition......

Comments from Bill Russo, Founder & CEO of Automobility Ltd. Year-over-Year Shipments Changes from January to November:   NEV +36.7%  ICE +2.1% Please Note: NEV = New Energy Vehicles (including Battery, Plug-in Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) ICE = Pure Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles 2023 Shipments Surpass Full Year......

Comments from Bill Russo, Founder & CEO of Automobility Ltd. Year-over-Year Shipments Changes from January to October:   NEV +37.8%  ICE -0.05% Please Note: NEV = New Energy Vehicles (including Battery, Plug-in Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) ICE = Pure Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles   NEV Breaks......


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