Europe

  • ID3 battery
    Comment

    A European battery gigafactory … someday, somewhere

    2019-09-20T15:53:00Z

    As OEMs continue to push the scale and variety of their electrified vehicle ranges, Ian Henry asks, is battery production and supply up to the task?

  • Skoda Superb iV at Kvasiny
    Article

    Skoda starts Superb iV production at Kvasiny

    2019-09-19T13:52:00Z

    Skoda has started making its first electrified vehicle at the Kvasiny plant

  • TPCA finish line inspection
    Article

    Looking after ‘the triplets’

    2019-09-18T17:24:00Z

    The Toyota-PSA venture combines talents for the production of a trio of city cars. Gareth Price reports 

  • CEE production map AMS 2019
    Analysis

    Mapping out an eastward shift

    2019-09-18T12:50:00Z

    After many decades of vehicle production, the heartlands of European automotive manufacturing are undergoing a shift eastward. Highlighting the investments, innovations and impact, Ian Henry looks at a group of nations in a region that’s ramping up…

  • A.Bratoz
    Interview

    Ales Bratoz, head of manufacturing and supply chain, AvtoVAZ

    2019-09-18T11:28:00Z

    After successful stints as the head of Renault’s Slovenia plant and of Renault’s Turkish joint venture, Ales Bratoz took on the role AvtoVAZ’s head of manufacturing and supply chain in 2016. A Slovenian national, Bratoz was also plant manager of the Avtoframos plant, now Renault Moscow, from 2005-2008…

  • B0 line 3
    Article

    Mission to a million

    2019-09-18T11:13:00Z

    Nick Gibbs reports from a renowned Russian plant that, despite a challenging domestic market, aims for a return to the high volumes of its colourful history

  • LR_DEF_20MY_Manufacturing_100919_03
    Article

    New horizons

    2019-09-18T10:41:00Z

    With a healthy automotive supply chain and financial incentives on offer, Slovakia was an attractive prospect for JLR to expand its production facility network, as Nick Gibbs reports 

  • Skoda Superb 2019 Kvasiny
    Article

    Bohemian prosperity

    2019-09-17T11:04:00Z

    After a record-breaking year, Skoda’s Kvasiny plant is aiming higher still, backed by industry 4.0. Gareth Price visits the operation in East Bohemia

  • CO2 emission regulations
    Article

    Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

    2019-09-17T08:00:00Z

    Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

  • BMW Landshut emotor P90228234_highRes
    Interview

    Powering the EV surge

    2019-09-16T10:27:00Z

    Andreas Guecker, head of quality management and projects within BMW’s planning and production of E-Powertrains, offers an insight into the OEM’s e-drive production operations