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Mercedes-Benz-funded battery start-up Sila to supply longer range battery for G-Class

2022-05-19T11:23:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Mercedes-Benz invested in Washington state-based Sila in 2019.

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Mercedes-Benz opens Alabama battery plant and will partner with Envision AESC for regional cell supply

2022-03-18T14:31:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new battery assembly plant in Bibb County, Alabama, which will build electric vehicle battery packs that will supply production of the all-electric Mercedes-EQ ahead of the beginning of series production this spring at the Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) plant nearby in Tuscaloosa. 

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Where the Catena-X automotive cloud stands

2022-02-24T23:47:00+00:00By Claas Alexander Stroh

The vehicle cloud Catena-X intended to provide a more integrated network for automakers and suppliers. In reality, standalone solutions have prevailed so far and made the task of networking the entire auto industry even more strenuous.

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Daimler Buses combines production and product engineering into one division

2022-01-24T18:06:00+00:00By AMS

Michael Klein will take over overall management of the production and product engineering department at Daimler Buses on April 1, 2022

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Production for the new FUSO Canter has started at the Tramagal plant

2021-12-06T10:38:00+00:00By AMS

The Daimler Truck subsidiary FUSO has announced the start of production of the latest generation its light-duty Canter model in Europe. The light-duty truck is rolling off the production line at Tramagal, Portugal

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Daimler strengthens R&D in China with new tech centre in Beijing

2021-10-26T09:56:00+01:00By AMS

Daimler has invested 1.1 billion RMB to strengthen its R&D footprint and technological capabilities in China. Operations at the new centre will focus on major technological trends and tailored innovations with the aim to drive local product development

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Mercedes-Benz German plants begin producing key components for eActros electric trucks

2021-10-05T10:31:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Mercedes-Benz German plants will begin production of central components for the battery-electric eActros, the company revealed

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Mercedes-Benz partners with Stellantis and Total to expand European battery cell capacity

2021-09-28T11:03:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Mercedes-Benz has joined Stellantis and Total in taking shares in Automotive Cells Company, with plans to expand battery cell production in Europe, as part of a strategy to increase and diversify supply.

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Farasis Energy to build carbon neutral gigafactory in China as domestic recovery becomes priority

2021-09-23T11:26:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Lithium-ion battery provider Farasis Energy has confirmed that it will add 24 gigawatt hour (GWh) per year production capacity to manufacture electric vehicle battery cells, modules and packs in China.

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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

EV and hybrid EV assembly plant database

Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location.

OEM battery cell supplier database

OEM and lithium-ion battery cell supplier database

2021-06-03T18:09:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.

Battery supply chain report 2021

Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis 2021: How lithium-ion battery demand and production are reshaping the automotive industry

2021-06-03T18:08:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Download this report for forecasts of lithium-ion battery demand, analysis of battery cell factories and insight on EV battery manufacturing and sourcing. 

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AMS Factory of the future 2021 – Redefining the production line

2021-05-18T13:26:00+01:00By AMS

Flexibility is a key factor in enabling OEMs produce the growing number of electric vehicle variants. Our latest digital edition focuses on how and where OEMs are employing the latest digital technologies in AR, VR and AI to develop networked factories, with shared tooling and data, and cellular production stations. This issue features insights from Honda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Epic Games and more

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Cellular manufacturing adds flexibility in Mercedes-Benz bodyshop

2021-05-10T16:15:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

For the production of the new C-class, Mercedes has taken the opportunity to add flexibility by way of cellular manufacturing in the body shop and with so-called ‘TecLines’ for assembly.

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How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

2021-05-04T10:25:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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Mercedes and Siemens cooperate on the digitalisation of sustainable production

2021-03-30T09:20:00+01:00By AMS

The two company’s will combine their expertise and technologies to further develop flexible, efficient and sustainable automotive production operations

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Ineos finalises supply for Hambach takeover

2021-01-19T16:40:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Ineos Automotive has officially taken over operations of the Daimler plant in Hambach, France, after completing the purchase of the facility in December last year. It will start building the firm’s Grenadier off-roader in 2021, as well as continue to build the Smart EQ Fortwo until the end of its model cycle.

Mercedes-Benz is investing more than €1 billion into the establishment of a global battery production network

Mercedes-Benz increases battery production at Kamenz

2020-05-27T12:53:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Local battery production is an important factor for its electric vehicle strategy, says Mercedes, and it is gradually increasing its production capacities at the Kamenz plant in Saxony

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Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:49:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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