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EV battery supply chains on the move

2021-06-08T13:34:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet, Daniel Harrison

As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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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Can UK manufacturing keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

2020-11-23T11:46:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

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.

It’s claimed this technique can cut the lead time to develop such components by half, and cycle time for moulding by about 80%, compared with conventional methods

Nissan’s new process to mass-produce CFRP parts

2020-09-08T09:09:00+01:00By AMS

Nissan aims to use the new process to mass-produce CFRP parts and introduce them in more cars for customers

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Nissan material specialists explore lightweight NVH technology

2020-06-26T13:03:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Continuing its meta-material projects, the OEM has developed an acoustic barrier innovation that is 75% lighter than conventional sound insulation materials

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VIDEO: Nissan outlines major overhaul of global production base

2020-05-28T17:53:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Vehicle assembly at Barcelona and Indonesia to end as Nissan pursues a 20% drop in production capacity

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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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AMS on Africa: Part 3 – Game plan for South Africa

2020-02-11T09:42:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Despite competition elsewhere in the continent, South Africa retains its key place among global manufacturing strategies

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With its architect in exile, the Alliance is destined for separation

2020-01-16T13:04:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Having led the way on OEM collaboration and cooperation, Renault and Nissan seem set to unwind their alliance

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Nissan lines up its next-gen factory technology

2020-01-10T16:15:00+00:00By Gareth Price

In preparation for its next generation of electrified, intelligent and connected vehicles, Nissan is introducing a programme of major advancements in its production operations

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Stumbling blocks on the Korea path

2019-12-10T14:25:00+00:00By Ian Henry

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

The external exoskeleton devices help reduce stresses placed on the muscles of line workers

Nissan puts exoskeletons to the test

2019-10-31T17:04:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Nissan has been testing new ergonomic-assistance devices to be worn by assembly workers performing overhead tasks

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Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle production potential in key markets

2019-10-28T19:11:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

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 

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Nissan builds 10m vehicles at Sunderland

2019-06-20T14:38:00+01:00By AMS

UK - Nissan has hit a major milestone at its Sunderland plant

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Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

2019-03-20T13:21:00+00:00By Ian Henry

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% ...

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Working from home

2019-03-05T14:51:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Ian Henry looks at how Japan’s OEMs are faring in their native land as they intensify supply to their own domestic market

On a twinning streak

On a twinning streak

2019-03-04T12:29:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Creating a digital twin of manufacturing operations can deliver development and efficiency benefits. Mike Farish reports 

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