Original equipment manufacturers need electric motors that are more energy-efficient and power-dense than those currently available
The carmaker will make three EV models - the Qashqai and JUKE crossovers and its next-generation LEAF - at its EV36Zero hub in Sunderland.
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.
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 has started production of cylindrical battery cells at its €170m Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre (CMCC) inear Munich in Parsdorf, Germany.
Digitalisation is helping to scale up battery cell production in North America through improving standardisation and traceability and ensuring quality of materials.
BMW’s battery assembly plant will use advanced automation and set global standards, whilst supporting a local-for-local production strategy, says Rich Everly.
The plant will have a monthly production capacity of 40,000 wafers.
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
Production of electrified vehicles reached record heights, representing more than a third of all cars made in the UK so far in 2023.
The pair are currently building a gigafactory in Kokomo, Indiana which is set to start production in the beginning of 2025.
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.
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.
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.
This is the latest in a string of investments that GM has announced for both its ICE and EV facilities.
Automotive Cells Company (ACC) has held the inauguration of its new gigafactory in France to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).
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’s MV-C Gen 4 lithium-ion battery packs to power REE’s P7 commercial EV platforms with REEcorner technology
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’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