Shaping the future – Developing electric vehicle architectures
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
Smart Factory Special Edition - Automobil Produktion
Read about the latest developments in Industry 4.0 featuring SEAT, Audi and more from AMS sister publication Automobil Produktion in this special edition for the Hannover Messe
AMS Spring 2023 – Next level digital production engineering
In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on Audi’s digital production engineering strategy, Dacia’s vehicle plant Mioveni, production cloud systems, toolmaking, China, sustainability and more.
China: European, US and Japanese Vehicle Manufacturers rebalance production and supply chains
AMS looks at the changing role of the Chinese operations of European and other long established brands’ operations in China and their changing roles in the global auto sector
PowerCo starts construction of Valencia gigafactory
The gigafactory will start production of unified cells in 2026 and will directly employ more than 3,000 people
VW Group and PowerCo to establish battery cell gigafactory in Canada
The plant will be located in St Thomas, Ontario, with production set to begin in 2027
VW-backed Scout Motors to establish manufacturing plant in South Carolina
The plant will build next-generation trucks and rugged SUVs, harkening back to Scout vehicles produced from 1960 to 1980
Industrial Cloud – AMS Expert Interview with Amazon Web Services
AMS speaks with Karthik Krishnamurthy, global strategy and business development leader, Automotive, AWS, about the development and application of cloud-based services and solutions for the automotive industry, and how these can support managing data, avoiding silos and networking production.
Martin Goede takes over VW production in Dresden as Danny Auerswald leads on key models in Bratislava
Goede will take the reins at VW’s EV plant in Dresden, knows as ‘the Transparent Factory’ while outgoing manager, Danny Auerswald, will run production of Audi and VW models at the group plant in Slovakia.
VW’s PowerCo and battery recycler Umicore form JV for EV cathode materials
The JV will produce materials from 2025 to make cathodes, a component which accounts for roughly half the cost of a battery cell.
Europe’s carmakers dim lights, turn back to coal, oil, on approach to bleak winter
Automakers crimp energy use and reluctantly turn to coal and oil but options may be more limited for component and material suppliers upstream.
Volkswagen signs preliminary deal for MEB EV parts supply to India’s Mahindra
Mahindra plans to use the MEB electric drivetrain, battery system and VW-specification battery cells in its forthcoming EV SUVs.
What Vorsprung durch Technik means for Audi manufacturing in 2022
Audi is making progress in production through virtual reality, AI and software prototype builds, modular assembly, quality control and energy conservation.
Automotive battery manufacturing and supply chain 2022: Risks, regulation and resiliency
The latest AMS battery report forecasts production capacity, analyses suppliers and materials, and shows why OEMs and suppliers are forging new partnerships
Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database 2022
Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.
Oliver Blume to replace Diess as CEO of Volkswagen Group
Porsche CEO and former production chief Oliver Blume will take over from Herbert Diess as VW Group CEO from September.
Volkswagen launches battery cell-making company PowerCo
PowerCo could produce enough cells for 3m electric vehicles a year by 2030 across six ‘standardised’ European gigafactories.
Buzz timetable: VW’s Hannover plant to produce iconic van’s battery pack from 2024
Volkswagen Group Components will invest €2.3 billion for EV-related part making by 2026.
Volkswagen-led research team to develop closed-loop battery recycling
Consortium launches closed-loop raw material project with the aim to develop permanent recovery of valuable materials to increase sustainability and security of supply
VW’s Frank Blome appointed CEO of automaker’s new battery company
By producing its own battery cells, VW aims to capture more of the value in EV production.