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​Volkswagen signs preliminary deal for MEB EV parts supply to India’s Mahindra

2022-08-16T09:58:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Mahindra plans to use the MEB electric drivetrain, battery system and VW-specification battery cells in its forthcoming EV SUVs.

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Gigafactories give N. America, Europe more skin in EV game but minerals supply a worry

2022-08-05T16:25:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Battery metals prices have become a significant threat to automotive’s pursuit of electrification with growing EV output calling for higher volumes of minerals production.

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Energy, mineral supplies could be bottlenecks to EV and battery production

2022-08-02T09:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Peter Murphy

Battery experts say energy costs and the supply of renewable energy could mean it takes longer for Europe to reach zero-emission mobility targets.

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Automotive battery manufacturing and supply chain 2022: Risks, regulation and resiliency

2022-07-28T13:15:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The latest AMS battery report forecasts production capacity, analyses suppliers and materials, and shows why OEMs and suppliers are forging new partnerships

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database 2022

2022-07-26T23:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.

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Renault and Vitesco partner on compact EV power electronics unit

2022-07-18T17:51:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The automaker will partner with Vitesco to produce power electronics units, part of a trend of OEMs, supplier and battery producers partnering to ramp up EV and battery output.

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AMS Summer 2022 – BMW prepares for Neue Klasse EV platform

2022-07-08T15:06:00+01:00By AMS

The latest AMS digital edition details how battery, EV and digital production processes are reshaping automotive manufacturing, featuring in-depth features on BMW, Tata, ZF, Britishvolt, Ford, Bentley and more.

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Stellantis shifts east France plants towards hybrid and EV future

2022-07-05T12:49:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The strategic purpose of the investments is to gain greater control over the global electrification value chain through vertical integration.

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UK automakers slammed by uncompetitive energy costs but long-term EV prospects bright

2022-06-29T17:10:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

UK car manufacturers pay about 59% more for energy overall than their EU-based rivals and costs are set to jump again this year, threatening competitiveness.

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Renault and China’s Minth Group form JV to produce EV battery casings

2022-06-27T19:56:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

France’s Renault and Chinese component maker, Minth Group have announced a joint venture to produce casings to house batteries in electric vehicles.

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Watch: How EV powertrains will reshape automotive production

2022-06-22T15:33:00+01:00By AMS

Learn how lithium batteries are transforming manufacturing, supply and energy needs with Lars Carlstrom from Italvolt and battery production data from AMS.

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eBook: Fuel Efficiencies With Smart and Integrated Production

2022-06-10T12:17:00+01:00By Rockwell Automation, sponsor partner

Your needs as an automotive supplier are unique and there are ways to increase efficiencies in your plants and accelerate your time to market with smart manufacturing technologies and solutions. Download this eBook today to discover more

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Watch: Meeting the recycling challenge head on

2022-05-23T11:34:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Jacqui Murray, Jason Muccioli and Sam Haig discuss the future of battery recycling and the challenges with second life, safe disassembly and the role of car manufacturers.

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Watch: Transforming Factories from ICE to EV

2022-05-23T10:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Car factories need to transition in the next few years - our panellists agree there will be challanges and opportunities in the new era of automotive production.

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Watch: Flexible factories - future-proofing automotive manufacturing

2022-05-23T09:33:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Cengiz Kizilkan and Romain Herry explain how flexibility and adaptability is playing a major role in next-generation production lines and helping manufacturers create models simultaneously and quickly.

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Watch: A holistic approach to sustainable vehicle production

2022-05-23T08:15:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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Watch: Keeping pace with battery demand and technology

2022-05-22T12:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Rising costs and fast-changing battery technology will make it hard to meet EV targets, but localisation and new business models can mitigate issues, according to Automotive Cells Company’s Francisco Carranza and Airbus’s Greg Ombach.

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Watch: Reinventing the wheel – Ree’s flexible EV architecture and modular production approach

2022-05-22T12:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Israeli startup is rolling out low-cost, flexible plants for its EV platforms based on drive-by-wire technology, according to COO Josh Tech.

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Watch: Value over volume – biggest is no longer best in vehicle manufacturing

2022-05-22T12:23:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The global vehicle production outlook is murky, while rising costs and supply chain issues are changing manufacturers’ business model, according to analyst Joe McCabe from AutoForecast Solutions. 

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Watch: Partnerships to establish the battery value chain

2022-05-19T16:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Scania, Tata Consultancy Services and Recharge discuss supplier partnerships needed to ramp up EV battery cell and battery pack production.