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    Lightweighting the EV is a challenge to celebrate

    2021-07-12T09:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    There is a new impetus to save weight as vehicles become powered by electric powertrains. Reducing the weight of a vehicle by optimising the mix of materials and the application in design is now a key focus

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    Electrification and digitalisation go hand in hand at Ford and VW

    2021-05-20T14:46:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

    As the automotive industry electrifies, manufacturing is changing dramatically and OEMs are using big data to keep pace with that change. Increasingly moving into the world of tech, old quality control processes may no longer suffice since a lot of EV components cannot be reworked like traditional equivalents. Manufacturing has to be ultra-precise like never before.

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    VW and Ford invest in flexible production for an uncertain future

    2021-05-11T09:48:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

    The speed of change in the technology of cars and rapid electrification requires new manufacturing equipment and is making expensive old machines redundant, but exactly where the industry is going next is hard to predict. More flexible manufacturing is the answer.

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AMS Materials flow and automation 2021 – Moving with the times

2021-07-29T09:02:00+01:00By AMS

Our latest digital edition looks at the latest assembly line concepts coming from new EV producers and how AI is becoming a key enabling technology

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LG and Magna create JV for electric powertrains

2021-07-28T18:47:00+01:00By AMS

The new company, to be called LG Magna e-Powertrain, will be located in Incheon, South Korea and will produce electric drivetrain systems

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Thinking outside the box: lightweight battery enclosures

2021-07-27T09:47:00+01:00By Mike Farish

The lightweighting of electric vehicle (EV) structures is a key element in helping to extend the endurance ranges necessary to accelerate their increasing adoption. A specific target for weight reduction is the compartment used to house the batteries

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REE Automotive to open facility in Texas in preparation for production

2021-07-27T08:24:00+01:00By AMS

The company plans establish its HQ and integration centre in Austin, Texas in 2023 to meet growing demand in the US market for electric delivery vehicles

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Mercedes prepares for series production of battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks

2021-07-20T09:07:00+01:00By AMS

The plant in Wörth will become the centre for emission-free transport within the Mercedes-Benz truck production network. Daimler Truck says it will continue to invest in the location in the coming years

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