OEMs and Suppliers in Focus – Page 2

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    REE Automotive and Magna sign strategic collaboration agreement

    2021-04-13T10:20:00Z

    Aiming to service the EV requirements of new electric mobility players, this collaboration plans to develop fully modular electric vehicles using REE’s corner technology and accelerate their time-to-market at scale

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    Global suppliers need modularity and flexibility in the EV age

    2021-04-06T10:19:00Z

    Electric vehicles bring with them high development costs and large expenses for retooling plants. To get around that, OEMs and tier suppliers must work together to develop flexible, modular production systems, according to panellists from ZF and ABB at last week’s AMS Livestream on electrification.

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    Mercedes and Siemens cooperate on the digitalisation of sustainable production

    2021-03-30T09:20:00Z

    The two company’s will combine their expertise and technologies to further develop flexible, efficient and sustainable automotive production operations

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    All systems go at Schaeffler

    2021-03-23T11:31:00Z

    E-mobility is increasingly changing Schaeffler from a component manufacturer to a full-system supplier. Matthias Zink, CEO of the company’s Automotive Technologies division, talks to Ralf Bretting and Pascal Nagel about how the supplier is preparing for the powertrain mix of the future and why the discussion about electrification could do with more honesty

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    Renault joins Veolia and Solvay in closed-loop battery recycling project

    2021-03-23T11:15:00Z

    Together with power provider Veolia and chemicals company Solvay, Renault is setting up a trial plant in France to recycle batteries from electric vehicles (EVs). The plant will be able to extract and purify end-of-life EV battery metals.

  • VW Six gigafactories presentation
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    VW to have 240 GWh of battery plants in Europe by 2030

    2021-03-17T15:32:00Z

    Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to have six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt. 

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    Carmakers pledge to switch to all-electric vehicles

    2021-03-15T19:57:00Z

    The wave of electrification is slowly turning into a tsunami, in Europe at least. Illya Verpraet takes a look at some of the big manufacturing plans in 2021

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    Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

    2021-02-23T10:23:00Z

    After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.

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    BMW to construct new US training centre at Spartanburg

    2021-02-23T10:22:00Z

    The OEM has broken ground on the new 67,000 sq. ft. building at its South Carolina manufacturing site

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    Ultium Cells completes steel building structure

    2021-02-23T09:54:00Z

    The joint venture between General Motors and LG Chem has taken another step towards start of production of Ultium battery cells with the completion of the steel work for the new manufacturing facility at Lordstown, Ohio

  • Range Rover Sport hybrid charging JLR
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    Jaguar Land Rover reimagines its electric future

    2021-02-16T11:28:00Z

    Jaguar will be a purely electric vehicle (EV) maker by the middle of this decade, with its partner Land Rover adding six pure electric variants over the next five years as it aims to power 60% of its products with “zero-tailpipe powertrains” by 2030. The first pure-electric Land Rover will go on sale in 2024 and diesel models will be phased out in 2026.

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    SK Innovation banned from the US for 10 Years following LG lawsuit

    2021-02-15T13:34:00Z

    The US International Trade Commission has imposed a 10-year ban on SK Innovation for the importation, domestic production, and sale of electric vehicle batteries within the US because of intellectual property theft from rival LG Chem. It is a tough sentence, but perhaps unsurprising given the context of the global push to electrification.

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    Localised battery production key to EV penetration in North America

    2021-02-12T18:24:00Z

    Electric vehicle sales in North America have lagged other regions, but changing US policy and new technology is set to change that – as long as the region can develop a local lithium-ion battery value chain

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    Powertrain to the people

    2021-02-08T19:04:00Z

    As the automotive industry rapidly electrifies, powertrain suppliers have to adapt, but Illya Verpraet finds out that ZF is on board with the transition, enjoying more freedom in both engineering and manufacturing

  • Gestamp robots web
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    Power is nothing without control

    2021-02-08T18:44:00Z

    Chassis components keep the wheels from falling off the EV revolution. Illya Verpraet found out how Gestamp is managing the change with material and quality control innovation

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    Securing semiconductor supply

    2021-02-01T09:20:00Z

    A shortage of semiconductors is hampering global automotive production around the world. Bettina Weiss, chief of staff and global smart mobility lead at electronics association SEMI, tells Marcus Williams why this is happening and why OEMs need to forge more direct links with the chip manufacturers

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    NVH reduction for electric vehicle interiors

    2021-01-31T18:57:00Z

    Brian Pour, president and CEO of Auria Solutions, identifies the increasing importance of electric vehicles as a major factor influencing the development of vehicle interiors and one that will pick up even more pace given recent political change. Mike Farish reports

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    Interior innovations

    2021-01-30T17:45:00Z

    The new generation of electric vehicles offer a great opportunity to accelerate the development of smart interiors. Mike Farish reports on the application of new technologies and materials

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    All-new Rogue closes the recycling loop

    2021-01-26T10:21:00Z

    The 2021 model SUV is company’s first global model built using ‘closed-loop’ recycling system for aluminium parts

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    Skoda opens new centre to build test vehicles and prototypes

    2021-01-18T18:22:00Z

    Test vehicles and prototypes will now be built under one roof in the new manufacturing technical development department at Mladá Boleslav