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Ford scales down planned Michigan EV plant, GM scraps EV target

2023-11-27T16:27:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Ford has downsized its planned EV plant in Marshall and GM has scrapped EV production targets as consumer EV demand dwindles.


UAW workers ratify deals with GM, Ford and Stellantis

2023-11-20T16:49:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Members of the United Auto Workers union (UAW) have ratified the tentative deals with GM, Ford and Stellantis following weeks of strikes against the Detroit ‘Big Three’.

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Impact of UAW strikes could leave suppliers at financial risk

2023-11-15T17:45:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Despite tentative deals, the impact of the UAW strikes on Ford, GM and Stellantis could have already put suppliers at financial risk.

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Ford’s Paul Stephens on EV opportunities and greenfield sites


Paul Stephens, Manufacturing and Transformation lead at Ford Motor Company discusses talent, technology and learning from past mistakes at Automotive Evolution North America 2023.

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Next steps towards solid-state

2023-11-13T18:36:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Solid-state batteries are seen as the next big technology step for electric vehicles, potentially reducing battery pack weight and offering improved energy density and range.

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Back in the USA

2023-10-23T20:07:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The AMS Automotive Evolution North America event delivered expert panels and a fully engaged audience. Here are some of the highlights from the sessions.

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The future of Ford in a flash of lightning

2023-10-20T02:57:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Ford Dearborn Truck Plant is a benchmark for managing complexity, quality and software. Plant manager Corey Williams shares learnings and lean principles across ICE and fast-growing EV output.

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AMS Autumn 2023 – Continental Shift

2023-10-15T21:52:00+01:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have a special focus on the North American automotive industry with big investments in electric vehicle and battery production

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UAW strikes against Ford, GM and Stellantis: latest news

2023-09-19T09:37:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The strikes are targeting one facility from each OEM to begin with, but the union said this could increase as time goes on. 

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UAW workers start strike against GM, Ford and Stellantis

2023-09-15T06:59:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Union members begin their strike following failed negotiations with the OEMs for a new contract.


Big three strikes ‘potentially a major economic crisis’

2023-09-06T14:41:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

If strikes do happen following the 14th September deadline, expert lawyers say there will be a devastating impact on the automotive industry.

We’re excited for the opportunity for our first-ever investment in Québec with a new facility that will help shape the EV ecosystem there.”

Ford partners with EcoPro BM and SK On to build cathode plant in North America bolstering EV SC in region

2023-09-01T12:00:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The new plant marks Ford’s first investment in the region and is part of the OEMs wider objective of localising key battery raw materials processing operations in closer proximity to its EV production hubs.

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Ford appoints Chris White as Chief Engineer – Battery Manufacturing

2023-08-07T16:49:00+01:00By Nick Holt

White will be responsible for supporting the global growth of Ford’s battery manufacturing capabilities and will report directly to Executive Director Global Battery Manufacturing, Indy Singh

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Ford restarts electric F-150 Lightning production in Dearborn following retooling and expansion

2023-08-07T16:21:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The OEM has retooled its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center to build 150,000 units per year at, and is increasing manufacturing capabilities to produce more trim options.

As one of the first suppliers to join the network, Magna will be a major contributor towards the electrification project and said it expected to employ 1,300 people across its plants.

Magna to invest $790m to build three new factories for Ford battery enclosures in EV production push

2023-08-01T12:30:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The company will be on the of the first to join the supplier network park at Ford’s Blue Oval City complex and expects to employ 1,300 people expanding its EV-focused footprint.


India’s light vehicle demand is rising again, and so is manufacturing investment

2023-07-20T16:14:00+01:00By Ian Henry

India has long been seen as the next big thing in automotive manufacturing. Will new investment help it realise its potential?

Ford opens its new Cologne Electric Vehicle Center in Germany

Ford opens $2bn carbon-neutral EV assembly plant in Cologne

2023-06-13T12:05:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Ford’s $2 billion investment has transformed its 1930’s-founded plant to an electric vehicle manufacturing facility.


Focus on flexibility – optimising battery pack production

2023-05-23T21:19:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The AMS Evolution Livestream expert panel representing Ford, AMTE Power and Henkel, discussed fast-changing EV battery production requirements.


Shaping the future – Developing electric vehicle architectures

2023-05-02T17:36:00+01:00By Michael Nash

In our AMS Evolution Livestream experts from ArcelorMittal and Gestamp tackle EV production challenges and explain how digital tools, new technologies, processes and materials innovations could help solve some key issues


Ford to upgrade its Oakville, Ontario, plant to build electric vehicles

2023-04-25T16:20:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Ford invests C$1.8 billion to transform Oakville (Ont.) Assembly Complex into a Canadian hub of electric vehicle manufacturing that will include vehicle and battery pack assembly

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