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The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.
Nissan aims to use the new process to mass-produce CFRP parts and introduce them in more cars for customers
Continuing its meta-material projects, the OEM has developed an acoustic barrier innovation that is 75% lighter than conventional sound insulation materials
Vehicle assembly at Barcelona and Indonesia to end as Nissan pursues a 20% drop in production capacity
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.
Despite competition elsewhere in the continent, South Africa retains its key place among global manufacturing strategies
Having led the way on OEM collaboration and cooperation, Renault and Nissan seem set to unwind their alliance
In preparation for its next generation of electrified, intelligent and connected vehicles, Nissan is introducing a programme of major advancements in its production operations
Outside of the Hyundai-Kia story, Korea’s other automotive players continue to struggle and in global production terms the country is slipping down the rankings. Ian Henry reports
Nissan has been testing new ergonomic-assistance devices to be worn by assembly workers performing overhead tasks
Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains
UK - Nissan has hit a major milestone at its Sunderland plant
In President Trump somewhat simplistic analysis, trade wars fought through the medium of tariffs are easy to win. Angered, apparently, by seeing too many Mercedes and BMWs on Fifth Avenue, Trump has threatened to invoke section 232 of the 1962 US Trade Expansion Act, raising tariffs from their current 2.5% ...
Ian Henry looks at how Japan’s OEMs are faring in their native land as they intensify supply to their own domestic market