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


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


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


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.


JLR boosts training to build electric cars


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.


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


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


Nissan to transition to low-CO2 emission aluminium by 2030


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


Exclusive: BMW Group improves efficiency with additive manufacturing gripper


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


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


Weak demand dims electric future


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


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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BMW builds gigafactory for Neue Klasse in Mexico


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


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?’


Ford Otosan manufacturing for an economy in transition


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


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


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. 


Honda grows its North American EV footprint


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


UK auto production prospects improving


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


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


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


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


VW focuses on Chinese market boosting cost competitiveness and local partnerships


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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