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BMW and Solid Power expand joint development partnership

2023-01-23T19:33:00+00:00By AMS

BMW to adopt Solid Power’s cell pilot production lines at its own Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre at Parsdorf


AMS Automotive Evolution Europe – a review from Munich 2022

2022-12-19T18:38:00+00:00By Michael Nash

The first AMS Evolution Europe Summit saw experts from BMW, Audi, ZF CATL and more discussing speeding time to market, greater agility in production, factory conversion and boosting battery cell manufacturing in the region.


AMS Winter 2022-23 – M-power in Mexico

2022-12-18T17:55:00+00:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on BMW’s San Luis Potosi facility in Mexico, Ford’s planned European Electrification Centre at Cologne, CATL’s battery cell production operations in Europe, ZF’s upgrading of its plants for EVs and electronics, and more.


More than moving parts – autonomous mobile robots

2022-12-13T12:26:00+00:00By Mike Farish

AMRs are developing beyond just electric trucks or trollies used to transport parts and increasingly vehicle assemblies around manufacturing plants


Welcome to Automotive Evolution Europe 2022!

2022-12-12T23:41:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig kicks off the 1st Automotive Evolution Europe

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AMS Evolution Munich – Building Europe’s EV production network

2022-12-12T14:09:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Building battery gigafactories and updating existing plants are key in ensuring Europe will become an EV production powerhouse


Future-proof Plant Munich - interview with Peter Weber, BMW

2022-12-10T00:15:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig caught up with Peter Weber, Director Plant Munich, BMW Group following the closing session of AMS Automotive Evolution Europe 2022.


Blossoming brownfields: rejuvenating Europe’s car plants

2022-12-09T12:31:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW and Volta Trucks joined the closing panel discussion at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how Europe is revamping production plants and ensuring their existing production plants can be as flexible and efficient as any greenfield.


Data at the heart of Europe’s manufacturing evolution

2022-12-08T17:57:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Audi, BMW and AWS joined the opening panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss opportunities in data analytics, artificial intelligence, digital simulation, the industrial cloud and tools that support them.

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​BMW doubles investment in Debrecen Hungary site with addition of battery assembly

2022-11-28T10:23:00+00:00By Peter Murphy

The plant will make battery packs using BMW’s recently announced new generation round battery cells which hold more energy and cost less.

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AMS Electric Vehicles – The road to e-mobility

2022-11-25T09:20:00+00:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we will look closely at how manufacturers are developing and finetuning their electric powertrain technologies, platforms and production processes, with in-depth features on Skoda, GM, Ford, Volta Trucks, REE Automotive and more.


BMW advances global plans to increase use of CO2-reduced steel

2022-11-22T10:14:00+00:00By Peter Murphy

The automaker expects about one third of the steel it uses to be of the CO2-reduced variety by 2026, reducing its carbon footprint by 900,000 tonnes per year, it said.


Changing chemistry: EV battery developments to meet energy, cost and cell design requirements

2022-11-15T11:03:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs are utilising different cell formats and anode-cathode materials to optimise batteries for a range of vehicle segments


After baptism of fire, BMW plant has room to grow in Mexico

2022-11-03T10:23:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Peter Murphy

Under Mexico plant director Harald Gottsche, BMW has launched new models during the pandemic, navigated supply disruptions, integrated new technology and maintained staff levels – and it’s ready to expand. 


BMW San Luis Potosí receives award for best practices in socio-environmental responsibility

2022-11-01T11:24:00+00:00By AMS

BMW’s plant at San Luis Potosí (SLP) has received recognition for its progress in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Challenge

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Arrival opts for US EV van manufacture over UK, BMW to end MINI EV at Oxford

2022-10-21T17:04:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The double whammy of departures is a blow to the UK’s ambitions and investment to take a leading role in delivering solutions for zero transport mobility.


BMW trials pioneering hydrogen burner in Leipzig paint shop

2022-10-21T15:08:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The flex-fuel burner can use hydrogen, methane or any mix of the two in paint dryers, one of the biggest sources of energy demand in car making.

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​BMW to add eight production lines in Leipzig for EV battery coating, modules and pack assembly

2022-10-20T17:42:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The automaker is intensifying its electrification efforts in Germany a day after announcing plans to produce its first EVs in the USA.

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BMW makes $1.7bn investment to start EV production in US, make batteries

2022-10-19T17:55:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The investment heralds a push towards US production of EVs for the automaker with battery cells to be made 25 miles from its Spartanburg plant.

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BMW opens digital upskilling, future technologies training centre at Spartanburg

2022-10-11T09:43:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Automakers and component suppliers are increasingly turning to internal training to match skills to the rapid pace of automotive’s digital and electric transition.

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