The latest news and insights on powertrain production.


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ACC halts construction of two European gigafactories


ACC opened the first of the three planned European gigafactories in June last year. 

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Volkswagen announces new affordable European EV


Volkswagen Group has announced that it will make all-electric entry-level mobility widespread across Europe, with affordable EVs made in the continent, for the European market.


Tesla’s Berlin factory set to restart production after arson attack


The plant could regain power and restart production from as early as this evening, according to the managing director of affected energy supplier E.DIS.

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GM appoints ex-Tesla executive to new VP of batteries role


The newly created role further emphasises GM’s focus on EV - and battery - manufacturing to deliver profitable, low cost, high performing EVs to customers at scale. 

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ACC raises €4.4 billion for three gigafactories in Europe


Europe is becoming an increasingly popular region for battery manufacturing, with ACC, CATL, Northvolt and Farasis setting up production facilities across the continent. 

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How Farasis will bridge the battery gap in Europe


Farasis has appointed Marcel Brömlage to lead its European division and support the growth of its Siro joint venture gigafactory in Turkey, where it expects to produce battery cells by 2026.

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AMS Winter 2023/24 – BMW’s battery boost


BMW is aiming to achieve ‘expertise in every cell’ of its generation six batteries

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Nissan announces third gigafactory in UK for EV models


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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.

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ACC opens first gigafactory in France


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