The new plant will produce lighting, HMI systems and electronics for leading automotive manufacturers in the Indian market.
As Renault and VW move towards major and comprehensive cost-cutting projects, with the squeeze of uncertainties and inefficiencies, is this liable to spread?
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?
BMW is aiming to achieve ‘expertise in every cell’ of its generation six batteries
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
An in-depth look at the shifts in manufacturing dynamics and strategies as the industry adapts to the era of electric mobility
Skoda’s fourth-gen Superb production is in full swing at the revamped Bratislava plant, a key move in the Beta+ project with Volkswagen Passat. This strategic shift optimizes production capacities, making room for more Octavia units. The upgraded plant now boasts hybrid lines, EV battery facilities, and an eco-friendly paintshop. The diverse powertrains of the Superb, a symbol of Skoda’s legacy since 1934, underscore its commitment to efficiency and synergies within the Volkswagen Group
Original equipment manufacturers need electric motors that are more energy-efficient and power-dense than those currently available
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.
The US is leading the way in the transition to EVs, with significant government support to increase domestic battery production and new technologies.
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
The effects of the worst natural disaster ever to hit the country are spreading across the continent.
VW and Audi strengthen partnership with SAIC and Xpeng to expand EV production and development in China for China strategy
Volkswagen invests $700m in Xpeng and will partner on tech and platform, while Audi expands partnership with SAIC and will produce vehicles on one of its platforms.
The VW Group is building new battery production capacities in Valencia and at the Seat headquarters in Martorell to support further electric vehicle production in the region
India has long been seen as the next big thing in automotive manufacturing. Will new investment help it realise its potential?
PowerCo’s breakthrough ‘dry coating’ battery cell production technology paves the way for sustainable and cost-efficient manufacturing.
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.
Jason Orosz, president of Global Heat-Treating Services at NITREX, speaks with AMS about the applications for specialist surface treatments in the latest vehicle components
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