Slovakia’s prime minister said the investment marked the start of a second Slovakian auto-making hub which it has been preparing for, this time in its eastern region.
Volvo, Polestar and SSAB ponder how to wring out CO2 from materials now that the internal combustion engine’s fate is virtually sealed.
This will be Polestar’s first financial investment in another company, and it will become a shareholder in Israel-based StoreDot
Hans Pehrson, Owain Griffiths and Thomas Hörnfeldt emphasise the importance of moving towards a greener model to meet sustaibility targets - whether it’s whole-of-vehicle manufacturing or greening the global supply chain.
Volvo Car’s venture capital arm, Tech Fund, is investing in StoreDot, an Israeli company developing extreme-fast charging battery technology for electric cars
Javier Varela discusses Volvo Cars’ investment in new technologies, EV platforms and sustainability
Renault halts industrial activities in Russia as OEMs partially resume operations despite ongoing conflict
Renault Group halted activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow, the company announced this week
The Swedish battery cell manufacturer is ramping up capacity to build battery cells with a 60 GWh capacity plant in Heide, Germany.
Javier Varela, senior vice-president of engineering and operations, is leading Volvo Cars’ industrial transformation, from platform engineering through to vehicle production. He explains key steps in the carmaker’s ramp up in EV and battery output, and how it will achieve ambitious sustainability targets
The aluminium die-casting process could revolutionise body construction. Professor Wolfram Volk, the department head for forming technology and casting at the Technical University of Munich, explains the advantages and disadvantages of so-called ‘mega’- or ‘gigacasting’.
In the coming years, Volvo Cars will be investing SEK 10 billion ($1.1 billion) into its manufacturing plant in the Torslanda province of Gothenburg, Sweden, as preparation for the production of the next generation of fully electric cars.
One of the key pillars of Volvo’s investment in electric vehicles will be the application of aluminium megacasting to produce large structural parts. Mikael Fermér, solution architect for vehicle platforms at Volvo Cars, explains the significance of this change for EV production.
Volvo Cars and EV battery manufacturer Northvolt have announced a new joint battery manufacturing plant will be built in Gothenburg, western Sweden.
Electrifying Europe: new EU ‘Fit for 55’ legislation effectively bans petrol and diesel engines by 2035
The EU’s latest salvo against the automotive industry to mitigate against climate change will eliminate ICEs and transform automotive manufacturing
The joint venture will develop and produce sustainable batteries, tailored to pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars, and establish an R&D centre
Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to have six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt.
Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on the acceleration towards an all-electric future for automotive industry. The issue offers in-depth insight into leading carmaker’s and tier supplier EV strategies, looking at drivetrains, battery assembly and specialist materials, with interviews featuring Schaeffler, Atlas Copco, Outokumpu and more.
The wave of electrification is slowly turning into a tsunami, in Europe at least. Illya Verpraet takes a look at some of the big manufacturing plans in 2021
The increased manufacturing capacity is to meet fast-growing demand for its Recharge line-up, says Volvo
The OEM has opened a new electric motor lab in Shanghai, China in addition to ongoing e-motor development in Gothenburg, Sweden, and state-of-the-art battery labs in China and Sweden