The latest news and insights on powertrain production.


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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


BMW and Solid Power expand joint development partnership

2023-01-23T19:33:00+00:00By AMS

BMW to adopt Solid Power’s cell pilot production lines at its own Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre at Parsdorf


McLaren Applied and Elaphe aim to boost EV performance

2023-01-12T17:59:00+00:00By AMS

New partnership combines McLaren Applied’s next-generation inverter with Elaphe’s range of in-wheel motors


StoreDot opens US innovation hub for development of semi-solid state batteries

2023-01-10T10:51:00+00:00By AMS

New California innovation facility to accelerate StoreDot’s development of semi solid battery technology and battery material research


Welcome to Automotive Evolution Europe 2022!

2022-12-12T23:41:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig kicks off the 1st Automotive Evolution Europe

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AMS Evolution Munich – Building Europe’s EV production network

2022-12-12T14:09:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Building battery gigafactories and updating existing plants are key in ensuring Europe will become an EV production powerhouse


Tier-1 transformation: fast-changing production for automotive suppliers

2022-12-09T12:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

ZF and Hardinge joined the sixth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how to better understand what electrification means for tier-1 suppliers.


Scaling up battery production in Europe

2022-12-08T18:14:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

In our second panel discussion CATL, Italvolt and Basquevolt joined us to discuss the need for huge investment to establish regional production of battery cells and packs in Europe.


Building an electric vehicle architecture

2022-12-01T11:17:00+00:00By Nick Holt

AMS spoke with REE Automotive for some insights into the production and application of its corner technology

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Winning the war for energy and talent: how ZF is upgrading plants and skills for growth in EVs and electronics

2022-11-24T19:52:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Arno Güllering talks to AMS about how ZF is accelerating its use of renewable energy, building more critical components in house, decentralising its data analysis and training staff to produce more electronics. 


Adaptive technology: Multi-Chem battery

2022-11-20T18:43:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Williams Advanced Engineering has developed a Multi-Chem battery technology that could meet the requirements of a range of vehicle types

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Renault to merge combustion engine ops with China’s Geely, create listed EV business

2022-11-08T14:12:00+00:00By Peter Murphy

The French and Chinese automakers will develop and produce internal combustion engines for their own products as well as for other automakers.


Adjusting to a new climate: Alternative powertrain testing

2022-10-12T08:00:00+01:00By Mike Farish

AMS visited a newly upgraded test facility to get an insight into the equipment and process requirements for electric and fuel cell powertrains


​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.


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.