Factory expansion

The latest in automotive factory investment, new plants and new facilities.

Factory Expansion

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Honda starts production of fuel cell electric vehicles in the US

2024-06-10T14:35:00+01:00By

The 2025 CR-V e:FCEV fuel cell electric vehicle is now being produced at Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio.

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Vitesco Technologies supplies electric drive system for Honda plug-in fuel cell vehicle

2024-06-03T14:23:00+01:00By

Vitesco’s EMR3 axle drive will be integrated into the Honda CR-V e:FCEV and will be the first time this system has been used for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

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Volkswagen announces new affordable European EV

2024-06-03T11:41:00+01:00By

Volkswagen Group has announced that it will make all-electric entry-level mobility widespread across Europe, with affordable EVs made in the continent, for the European market.

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JLR boosts training to build electric cars

2024-05-31T17:33:00+01:00By

JLR says 95% of its global retail partner technician workforce is now EV trained, with further training underway for 11,000 manufacturing colleagues to build BEVs.

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PPG to build new paint and coatings manufacturing facility in the US

2024-05-24T08:30:00+01:00By

PPG plans to build a new paint and coatings manufacturing facility in Tennessee as part of $300m investment in advanced manufacturing in North America.

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Nissan to transition to low-CO2 emission aluminium by 2030

2024-05-23T18:07:00+01:00By

Through sourcing and using low CO2 emission aluminium, Nissan aims to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

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Exclusive: BMW Group improves efficiency with additive manufacturing gripper

2024-05-22T15:10:00+01:00By

AMS visited BMW Group’s Additive Manufacturing Campus and plant in Munich to see it 3D-printed bionic robot grippers, which are saving costs and emissions and improving efficiency across its plants.

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Q&A with Patrice Haettel: CEO of powertrain tech firm, HORSE

2024-05-22T11:05:00+01:00By

We interviewed powertrain producer HORSE’s CEO, Patrice Haettel, to talk battery tech, flexible production, sustainability, data, digitalisation, and more

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Weak demand dims electric future

2024-05-17T15:50:00+01:00By

Consumer resistance and trade disputes mean the future may not be so electric after all as vehicle makers express caution on zero emission vehicle targets.

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AMS Automotive Evolution North America 2024

2024-05-15T14:48:00+01:00By

The second AMS Evolution North America Conference returns to connect manufacturing leaders and experts as they steer automotive production towards greater innovation, flexibility and sustainability than ever before.

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Design4Production: Recap blog

2024-05-14T15:54:00+01:00By

Follow our recap blog below to get the most important insights from Design4Production

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BMW builds gigafactory for Neue Klasse in Mexico

2024-05-10T15:00:00+01:00By

BMW Group has started construction of a battery manufacturing facility next to its San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico to safeguard Neue Klass production in 2027 and cut transport emissions

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Why Statevolt is building a gigafactory in the UAE instead of Europe

2024-05-09T12:32:00+01:00By

Statevolt has entered into an agreement to build a gigafactory in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE for $3.2 billion in capital expenditure. With electrification projects and infrastructure burgeoning in Europe and the US, AMS asks ’why the Middle East?’

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Ford Otosan manufacturing for an economy in transition

2024-05-08T15:50:00+01:00By

Ford Otosan has upgraded its manufacturing facilities in Turkey to ensure the Transit is ready for an electrified future

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Rivian secures $827m funding, plans expansion and brings in new COO

2024-05-08T14:13:00+01:00By

Elon Musk had predicted that Rivian was heading for bankruptcy in six quarters if it didn’t change trajectory. $827m funding could mark that change. 

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Honda grows its North American EV footprint

2024-05-07T21:24:00+01:00By

Honda is investing heavily in growing its electric vehicle production operations in North America but is also leveraging expertise and capacity for hybrid powertrain production

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UK auto production prospects improving

2024-05-06T20:30:00+01:00By

Economic headwinds, supply chain challenges and future trading uncertainty have put the UK’s automotive manufacturing sector under considerable pressure, but there are signs of a positive change ahead.

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Bentley prepares electric future with groundbreaking for new paintshop

2024-04-30T13:49:00+01:00By

Bentley Motors advances towards electrification with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new paintshop, marking a key milestone in its sustainable luxury journey

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Toyota invests $1.4B in US manufacturing for new BEV SUV

2024-04-30T11:17:00+01:00By

Toyota ramps up its commitment to US manufacturing with a $1.4 billion investment, bringing an all-new battery electric SUV to Indiana

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VW focuses on Chinese market boosting cost competitiveness and local partnerships

2024-04-29T17:53:00+01:00By

VW seeks to strengthen its position in the Chinese automotive market through achieving cost reductions in production and boosting local partnerships

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