The initiatives aim to increase recycled content in new vehicles while establishing a closed loop for the relatively expensive and scarce minerals in EV batteries.
The automaker would gain access to increasingly-coveted nickel and cobalt after reaching a long-term deal earlier in the year to lock in lithium hydroxide supplies.
General Motors’ investments in EV trucks and pick-up manufacturing position it to capture growth in what is a fiercely contested segment in North America.
The strategic purpose of the investments is to gain greater control over the global electrification value chain through vertical integration.
The partnership follows the OEM’s plans with LG Energy solutions in Canada, and continues a trend of automakers forming JVs to share investment and secure battery cell supply.
Rising costs and fast-changing battery technology will make it hard to meet EV targets, but localisation and new business models can mitigate issues, according to Automotive Cells Company’s Francisco Carranza and Airbus’s Greg Ombach.
The Russian Federation has received a historic international response after launching a full-scale Ukraine invasion on February 24. As governments and supranational authorities look to macerate the Russian economy, several global vehicle manufacturers have ceased operations in Russia amid the ongoing conflict.
MacDonald, who was previously Vauxhall’s Luton Plant Director, will be responsible for leading several UK based industrial transformation projects
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As the OEM prepares to resume production, best practices from FCA plants in China and Italy are helping guide North American safety protocols.
General Motors sets 18 May target; FCA’s global network on standby for further restarts
After weeks under lockdown, Italy’s automotive manufacturing sector takes its first steps to recovery
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.
FCA, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo Brembo and Pirelli – the famous names of the Italian automotive industry are battling on through the Covid-19 crisis
Maserati has stated that all new models will be 100% developed, engineered and built in Italy, and will adopt hybrid and battery electric powertrains