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HORSE announces next-generation Range Extender powertrains


HORSE is ramping up its powertrain production effciencies with range extenders delivering a 200km pure-electric range, and more…

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Q&A with Patrice Haettel: CEO of powertrain tech firm, HORSE


We interviewed powertrain producer HORSE’s CEO, Patrice Haettel, to talk battery tech, flexible production, sustainability, data, digitalisation, and more


Renault subsidiary, HORSE, kicks off Power Electronics Box production


Production of the Power Electronics Box (PEB)  at the Aveiro plant in Portugal, aims to enhance hybrid vehicles with technology redesigned for reliability and integrated systems management.

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Impacts of global geopolitics on European production


From Brexit’s influence on battery production to global conflicts impacting shipping routes and semiconductor supply, these are geopoltical forces shaping manufacturing strategies.

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The changing shape of Europe’s automotive production operations


European vehicle manufacturing is having to adapt to weakening EV demand and increasing competition. 

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Nissan launches its new Arc business plan


Nissan is adapting its production strategy to rebalance its ICE and electric vehicle output and address rising costs and market fragmentation

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Europe: OEMs face multiple challenges ahead


Ian Henry shares his thoughts on the notable challenges facing the European vehicle manufacturing sector.


Is cost-cutting the newest trend among OEMs in Europe 2024? Watch this space…


As Renault and VW move towards major and comprehensive cost-cutting projects, with the squeeze of uncertainties and inefficiencies, is this liable to spread?


The state and stipulation of automotive production: Retrospect 2023 to prospect 2024


In 2023, the automotive industry underwent a transformative journey, adapting to trends such as sustainable materials, electric vehicle dominance and digitalisation. But what clues does 2023 provide about the vehicle manufacturing landscape in 2024?

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AMS Winter 2023/24 – BMW’s battery boost


BMW is aiming to achieve ‘expertise in every cell’ of its generation six batteries

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How battery and electric motors and EVs are reshaping the European automotive supply chain


How major automakers adapt to the EV surge, transforming manufacturing and supply chains. Delve into the strategic shifts at Ford, JLR, and Volkswagen, the rise of Chinese suppliers, and the regulatory forces reshaping the automotive landscape. Join us on a concise journey through Europe’s electrifying automotive future

Renault Group's ambitious initiative, Re-Industry, seeks to overhaul its industrial foundation, signaling a transformative phase in automotive manufacturing

Renault announces Re-Industry roadmap to transform production base


Renault Group’s Re-Industry initiative aims to transform its manufacturing base for cost efficiency and sustainability by leveraging the Industrial Metaverse, AI applications, and agile practices.

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How Europe’s Big 3 are evolving their manufacturing ecosystems


An in-depth look at the shifts in manufacturing dynamics and strategies as the industry adapts to the era of electric mobility

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A natural fit: why the auto industry is turning to bio-materials


In the race towards sustainability in automotive production, bio-based materials are transforming the industry. Natural fibres like flax, hemp, kenaf and jute are gaining prominence, providing durable and lightweight alternatives for components, from dashboards to electric vehicle batteries. The journey towards eco-friendly solutions, is marked by the need for lower environmental footprints and manufacturing costs, and industry pioneers envision a future where bio-based materials play a central role in a more sustainable automotive world.

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Polestar to expand production operations for the fully-electric Polestar 4 in South Korea


With production set to commence in the second half of 2025, the Polestar 4 will aim to make its mark in the North American and domestic South Korean markets.

One of the cornerstones of this initiative is the pursuit of “high-value-creation” operational projects across Latin America, India and Europe

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance embarks on a new era of collaboration for enhanced agility with strong regionalisation focus


The alliance shifts to regional focus for enhanced agility challenging assumptions about global autmomotive markets


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


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


Renault and Geely sign joint venture agreement to launch powertrain technology company


Renault and Geely have signed a 50-50% joint venture agreement to form a new company, to develop and produce next-generation hybrid and highly efficient ICE powertrain solutions

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AMS Summer 2023 – JLR goes electric


In our AMS Summer digital edition, we have features on JLR’s plans to transform its end-to-end industrial system, ready for new electric models, Seat’s technical upgrades to production operations and upskilling the workforce, and insights into developments at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant, and more.

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EMO Hannover to address challenges of digitising automotive manufacturing


Ahead of EMO Hannover in September, AMS looks at what insights the OEMs and tier-1 suppliers in attendance can expect to find, including the challenges of digitising automotive manufacturing.

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