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A corridor of factories is being established in Finland to satisfy the rapid growth in demand for electric vehicle batteries
Spain - Around 450,000 units of the new gearbox will be made of the new MQ281 gearbox
Finland - A new production line is being installed to speed up production and increase flexibility
Germany - thyssenkrupp will make front axles for trucks and crankshafts on the new forging line
BMW makes batteries and electric motors at its Dingolfing plant, as well as the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series models. The company’s electrified vehicle sales increased by 40% during 2018 when compared to 2017.
The foundations have been laid at BMW’s Dingolfing plant to make more electrified models and components, but more is yet to come. Michael Nash reports
Slovakia - Gestamp has started making aluminium components for JLR at its new Slovakia plant
Italy - The new Opel Astra will be built in Germany and potentially the UK, depending on the outcome of Brexit
UK - Nissan has hit a major milestone at its Sunderland plant
Production has started at Aston Martin’s second UK manufacturing plant. Located in St Athan, Wales, it is the company’s sole production facility for the DBX - Aston Martin’s first SUV.
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