The JV will produce materials from 2025 to make cathodes, a component which accounts for roughly half the cost of a battery cell.
Automakers crimp energy use and reluctantly turn to coal and oil but options may be more limited for component and material suppliers upstream.
Mahindra plans to use the MEB electric drivetrain, battery system and VW-specification battery cells in its forthcoming EV SUVs.
Audi is making progress in production through virtual reality, AI and software prototype builds, modular assembly, quality control and energy conservation.
The latest AMS battery report forecasts production capacity, analyses suppliers and materials, and shows why OEMs and suppliers are forging new partnerships
Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.
Porsche CEO and former production chief Oliver Blume will take over from Herbert Diess as VW Group CEO from September.
PowerCo could produce enough cells for 3m electric vehicles a year by 2030 across six ‘standardised’ European gigafactories.
Volkswagen Group Components will invest €2.3 billion for EV-related part making by 2026.
Consortium launches closed-loop raw material project with the aim to develop permanent recovery of valuable materials to increase sustainability and security of supply
By producing its own battery cells, VW aims to capture more of the value in EV production.
After first turning its Zwickau plant into an EV-only factory, the carmaker has invested €1 billion at Emden for its gradual conversion towards EV production.
Volkswagen AG and Spanish OEM SEAT S.A will be investing €10 billion ($10.6 billion) into a huge electrification strategy in Spain, supporting the localisation of electric vehicle and battery output.
European automotive production is in a state of flux and continued disruption. The accumulative impact of continuing coronavirus-related problems, the prominence of Asian productivity, and now war threatens to cause further damage to automotive manufacturing, Jason Dunn reports.
Volkswagen has committed a $7.1 billion investment to boost its product line-up, R&D capabilities and manufacturing capacity in North America across the next five years.
The Swedish battery cell manufacturer is ramping up capacity to build battery cells with a 60 GWh capacity plant in Heide, Germany.
Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group are growing their e-mobility partnership amid plans to produce a new electric model based on the MEB platform for the European market. Following plans to introduce another 7 EVs in Europe by 2024, Ford also aims to double its planned MEB volume to 1.2m units across six years.
The Supervisory Board has approved a new manufacturing site in Wolfsburg-Warmenau close to the main production plant to produce the Trinity1 electric model
The vehicle cloud Catena-X intended to provide a more integrated network for automakers and suppliers. In reality, standalone solutions have prevailed so far and made the task of networking the entire auto industry even more strenuous.
Volkswagen Group in China has announced that it will be closing a plant in the city of Tianjin, as well as a component factory, following resurgent Covid-19 cases in the coastal city.