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
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
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.
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
The gigafactory will start production of unified cells in 2026 and will directly employ more than 3,000 people
The plant will be located in St Thomas, Ontario, with production set to begin in 2027