The latest news and insights on powertrain production.


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New materials drive electric motor development

2023-12-04T19:20:00+00:00By James Bakewell

Original equipment manufacturers need electric motors that are more energy-efficient and power-dense than those currently available

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Nissan announces third gigafactory in UK for EV models

2023-11-28T12:18:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

The carmaker will make three EV models - the Qashqai and JUKE crossovers and its next-generation LEAF - at its EV36Zero hub in Sunderland. 

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Next steps towards solid-state

2023-11-13T18:36:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Solid-state batteries are seen as the next big technology step for electric vehicles, potentially reducing battery pack weight and offering improved energy density and range.


How BMW will maintain quality in its 3,000-step battery cell production process

2023-11-06T17:02:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

At its recently opened German Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre (CMCC) in Parsdorf, BMW is aiming to achieve ‘expertise in every cell’ of its generation six batteries for its Neue Klasse EV models. 


BMW begins production at German cell manufacturing competence centre

2023-10-27T14:58:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

BMW has started production of cylindrical battery cells at its €170m Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre (CMCC) inear Munich in Parsdorf, Germany.

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How digitalisation is ramping up battery cell production for EVs

2023-10-24T12:30:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Digitalisation is helping to scale up battery cell production in North America through improving standardisation and traceability and ensuring quality of materials.

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BMW Batteries blossoming in South Carolina

2023-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s battery assembly plant will use advanced automation and set global standards, whilst supporting a local-for-local production strategy, says Rich Everly. 

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Chipmaker JV to build €10 bn semiconductor plant in Germany

2023-08-14T09:31:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The plant will have a monthly production capacity of 40,000 wafers.

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New motor technology to transform electric vehicle production

2023-08-04T15:44:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Opher Doron of EVR Motors describes how a novel electric motor design could have a dramatic impact on vehicle production and the electric vehicle market

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata and PM Rishi Sunak following the announcement of Tata's new 4bn gigafactory in the UK

Electrified vehicle production in UK soars 70% in first half of 2023 to new record

2023-07-31T14:15:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Production of electrified vehicles reached record heights, representing more than a third of all cars made in the UK so far in 2023. 

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Stellantis and Samsung plan to build second gigafactory in US

2023-07-25T11:46:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The pair are currently building a gigafactory in Kokomo, Indiana which is set to start production in the beginning of 2025.

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Tata invests £4bn in UK battery cell gigafactory to supply JLR as anchor client

2023-07-19T12:23:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Tata Group has formed a new subsidiary known as Agratas for its global battery business, and this plant in Somerset, England will be its first venture.

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BMW batteries: made and trained in South Carolina

2023-06-28T00:14:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s battery plant in South Carolina will use regionally sourced cells to power EV production in Spartanburg, and help establish an electrification hub in the Americas.

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AMS Summer 2023 – JLR goes electric

2023-06-23T16:33:00+01:00By AMS

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.

GM invests $920m in its ICE DMAX engine plant in Ohio

GM set to invest $920m in Ohio DMAX engine plant

2023-06-20T16:38:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

This is the latest in a string of investments that GM has announced for both its ICE and EV facilities. 

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ACC opens first gigafactory in France

2023-06-01T16:10:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Automotive Cells Company (ACC) has held the inauguration of its new gigafactory in France to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).

Nidec opens two new factories for EV component manufacturing in Serbia

Nidec opens new Serbian factories to meet rising demand for electric vehicle (EV) components

2023-05-23T13:36:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Japanese manufacturer Nidec has opened two new factories in Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia, in response to growing demand for electric vehicle (EVs) components in Europe.


Microvast to supply battery packs for REE Automotive commercial EV platforms

2023-01-30T12:52:00+00:00By AMS

Microvast’s MV-C Gen 4 lithium-ion battery packs to power REE’s P7 commercial EV platforms with REEcorner technology

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Honda and GS Yuasa look to collaborate on lithium-ion batteries

2023-01-25T18:35:00+00:00By AMS

The two companies have reached a basic agreement toward collaboration for a high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion battery with the goal of establishing a joint venture company by the end of 2023


Britishvolt collapse a shock to UK’s electric vehicle goals

2023-01-24T11:09:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Britishvolt’s business in the UK, which included the first first largescale battery manufacturing facility, has gone into administration, a setback for EV manufacturing in the country