All Lotus articles

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    Lightweighting of the future: Lotus reveals blueprints underpinning new EV sports range

    2021-09-23T09:07:00Z

    Lotus Cars has unveiled its full range of EV performance cars demonstrating innovations in lightweight chassis technology for the production of its electric sports vehicles. According to the company, they will be essential in both performances of electric vehicles, as well as in maintaining efficiency in manufacturing.

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    Watch: Vehicle lightweighting rises to the top of the agenda for designers and engineers

    2021-07-12T05:00:00Z

    This livestream investigates how designers and engineers at Ford, Gestamp and key suppliers are using innovative materials and creating lightweight architectures, including for models like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Maverick compact truck.

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    Lotus starts pre-production of its all-new Emira

    2021-06-08T09:54:00Z

    The sportscar maker has made a £100m investment in its UK facilities that will support the production of new models and the expansion of engineering and consultancy services

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    Hethel site upgrades to support Lotus Engineering consultancy

    2020-10-12T14:49:00Z

    This latest investment includes an all-new Electric Drive Unit (EDU) test cell, plus upgrades to other engineering facilities and workshops

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    When the Covid-19 crisis is over, what ‘new normal’ can automotive suppliers expect to emerge?

    2020-03-19T11:08:00Z

    As the global automotive industry faces shutdowns, for who knows how long, it is worth considering how it might change or evolve once the pandemic’s peak has passed. Some companies, from vehicle companies down throughout the supply chain, may well go under, owing to the financial shock which Covid-19 is causing.

  • The Plus Six features a bonded and riveted aluminium platform that houses a turbocharged BMW straight six and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission
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    The Morgan Plus Six: a century in the making

    2020-01-24T16:21:00Z

    Behind Morgan’s unashamedly traditional exterior there’s a company that’s also keen to embrace modern production methods and processes

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    Setting the pace – AP Racing speeds up smart production

    2020-01-09T16:05:00Z

    A new €1m assembly line is helping UK-based high-performance brake component supplier AP Racing take a smarter approach to production

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    Drawing attention: aluminium hot form quench

    2019-12-04T15:01:00Z

    Better known as a niche process for parts with deep-drawn and complex geometries in high-strength aluminium, hot form quench is now being adapted for high volume production

  • EV batteries
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    Gaining momentum

    2019-06-10T10:58:00Z

    Vehicle makers and tier suppliers are embarking on huge changes to their production operations and range line-ups to supply electrified vehicles. Ian Henry looks at who’s charging ahead and who’s falling flat

  • FAW Changchung
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    Unease in the East

    2018-11-21T14:15:00Z

    Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China A fascinating year for China’s automotive industry has seen the world’s largest car market undergo a series of seismic shifts as it moves to a new level of maturity, bringing both ...

  • Alpine A110 Dieppe
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    Alpine chega a novas alturas

    2018-11-05T14:11:52Z

    Uma das renovações de plantas mais interessantes nos últimos 12 meses foi a revisão da fábrica da Renault em Dieppe, que agora constrói o carro esportivo A110. Relata Nick GibbsEsta é a casa da Alpine, a marca esportiva revisada que a Renault pode ou não expandir para se tornar uma ...

  • Alpine A110 Dieppe
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    El resurgir de Alpine

    2018-10-29T09:28:45Z

    La planta de Renault en Dieppe vive el resurgir mas interesante de una planta en los últimos 12 meses con la producción del nuevo deportivo A110. Informe de Nick GibbsEste es el hogar de Alpine, la resucitada marca deportiva de Renault que podría llegar a convertirse en una marca de ...

  • Alpine A110 Dieppe
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    Alpine scales new heights

    2018-10-26T16:19:36Z

    One of the most interesting plant revivals in the last 12 months has been Renault’s overhaul of its factory in Dieppe, which now builds the A110 sports car. Nick Gibbs reportsThis is the home of Alpine, the revived sporting brand that Renault may or may not expand to become a ...

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    Motoring on

    2018-07-26T16:40:50Z

    Mike Farish reports on the development and manufacture of an innovative electric motorThe rise of electric vehicles and the need for new, efficient powertrain technologies has provided smaller companies with the opportunity to establish themselves as major players – particularly as component or sub-system suppliers – if they can offer ...

  • Lynk & Co 01
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    O mais novo elo de uma cadeia crescente

    2018-06-27T09:14:31Z

    A Geely pretende alavancar a propriedade da Volvo para desenvolver e fabricar modelos Lynk & Co e introduzir uma nova abordagem em vendas e serviços. Reportagem por Ian HenryA nova marca chinesa Lynk & Co causou um grande impacto muito rapidamente. Quando seu primeiro modelo, o 01, foi colocado à ...

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    El último eslabón de una cadena creciente

    2018-06-26T10:46:58Z

    Geely recurre a su marca Volvo para desarrollar y producir modelos Lynk & Co y ofrecer nuevos sistemas de venta y mantenimiento. Artículo de Ian HenryLa nueva marca china Lynk & Co ha creado una gran expectación muy rápidamente. Cuando el primero modelo 01 salió a la venta en China ...

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    The newest link in a growing chain

    2018-05-14T11:19:02Z

    Geely intends to leverage its ownership of Volvo to develop and manufacture Lynk & Co models, and introduce a new approach to sales and service. Report by Ian HenryThe new Chinese brand Lynk & Co made a big splash very quickly. When its first model, the 01, went on sale ...

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    Still going strong

    2017-10-31T09:02:33Z

    As November marks the 40th anniversary of the original press-hardened steel patent, AMS takes a look at how the technology has evolved and where it is heading next in an era of mixed-material vehicle productionThe overriding merit of press-hardened steel (PHS) has always been the unique combination of formability, ultra ...

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    Growing Geely

    2017-08-16T16:16:21Z

    The Chinese OEM is charging towards 1m annual sales, expanding its production both at home and abroadGo back just four years and the phenomenal success of China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group would have been hard to predict. In 2013, one of the sharpest automotive analysts, Max Warburton from Bernstein Research, ...

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    Saúdem o novo táxi

    2017-05-03T11:30:51Z

    Combinando criatividade, plano de exportação corajoso e um subsídio do governo, a Geely lançou um táxi elétrico LTC todo-novo em uma fábrica construída para este propósito.Como você constrói um carro de nicho de baixo volume como o táxi preto de Londres tornando-o rentável? Esse foi o dilema para a Geely ...