BMW to adopt Solid Power’s cell pilot production lines at its own Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre at Parsdorf
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.
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.
AMRs are developing beyond just electric trucks or trollies used to transport parts and increasingly vehicle assemblies around manufacturing plants
Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig kicks off the 1st Automotive Evolution Europe
Building battery gigafactories and updating existing plants are key in ensuring Europe will become an EV production powerhouse
Christopher Ludwig caught up with Peter Weber, Director Plant Munich, BMW Group following the closing session of AMS Automotive Evolution Europe 2022.
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.
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.
The plant will make battery packs using BMW’s recently announced new generation round battery cells which hold more energy and cost less.
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.
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.
OEMs are utilising different cell formats and anode-cathode materials to optimise batteries for a range of vehicle segments
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’s plant at San Luis Potosí (SLP) has received recognition for its progress in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Challenge
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.
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.
The automaker is intensifying its electrification efforts in Germany a day after announcing plans to produce its first EVs in the USA.
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.
Automakers and component suppliers are increasingly turning to internal training to match skills to the rapid pace of automotive’s digital and electric transition.