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Adopting circular economy principles in car production

2023-03-13T18:07:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Experts at Stellantis and Mazda speak about the implementation of circular economy principles in vehicle production

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Tools for progress: real-time tracking and monitoring in Audi’s toolmaking

2023-03-07T12:28:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

The carmaker’s Toolmaking 4.0 system is bringing greater visibility of suppliers and potential disruption of machines and operations at tool shops, with high productivity gains.

Ford Almussafes solar panels

Going green: Self-generating electricity on-site

2023-02-24T19:17:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs are investing heavily in renewable energy sources to reduce the carbon footprint of their manufacturing operations

Ford, LGES and Koç Holding

Ford, LG Energy Solution and Koç Holding to establish joint venture for battery cell production in Turkey

2023-02-23T15:24:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The companies have signed a non-binding MoU to form the joint venture subject to final agreement by all the parties, with the project on track to break ground later this year


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance rebalances partnership

2023-02-07T13:24:00+00:00By AMS

Revised partnership will see high-value-creation operational projects in Latin America, India and Europe including further platform sharing


Gestamp announces fourth hot stamping line in India


Gestamp has announced its fourth hot stamping line in India at the 16th edition of Auto Expo 2023- Components

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CATL: A rising power in European EV battery production

2022-11-24T21:04:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Matthias Zentgraf, president of Europe for China’s CATL, is tasked with localising battery cell production in Europe and meeting new technology requirements. He speaks to AMS ahead of joining a panel on battery cell production at the AMS Automotive Evolution Europe Summit in Munich


Volvo to build new EX90 electric SUV in USA from 2023, Chinese production to follow

2022-11-14T14:42:00+00:00By Peter Murphy

The Swedish car brand says the new electric SUV is a milestone in its journey to producing only electric cars by 2030.


Watch: Next-gen car body building

2022-10-11T17:02:00+01:00By AMS

Innovations in vehicle body and module architectures are enabling more sustainable production. Experts from REE Automotive, Magswitch and others discuss opportunities in the next AMS Livestream.

Dodge Dart, Belvidere

Stellantis signs non-binding deal for nickel, cobalt supplies for EV batteries

2022-10-10T14:28:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The automaker would gain access to increasingly-coveted nickel and cobalt after reaching a long-term deal earlier in the year to lock in lithium hydroxide supplies.

Mobile 3D laser scanners will be used to create photorealistic panoramic images, floor plans and scatter plots for all BMW Group vehicle plants, by early 2023

BMW Digitalisation – Virtual becomes a reality

2022-09-15T17:28:00+01:00By Mike Farish

BMW using digital twins to simulate production for new plants and upgrades for existing facilities

Toyota Crossover EV

Toyota to invest $5.2bn to expand EV battery manufacture in Japan, US

2022-09-05T13:53:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The investment in battery production is a significant step forward for the global automaker whose emissions-cutting efforts have focused on hybridisation over EVs.


​Volkswagen signs preliminary deal for MEB EV parts supply to India’s Mahindra

2022-08-16T09:58:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Mahindra plans to use the MEB electric drivetrain, battery system and VW-specification battery cells in its forthcoming EV SUVs.

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Automotive battery manufacturing and supply chain 2022: Risks, regulation and resiliency

2022-07-28T13:15:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The latest AMS battery report forecasts production capacity, analyses suppliers and materials, and shows why OEMs and suppliers are forging new partnerships

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Watch: Are all OEMs start-up manufacturers now?

2022-07-28T11:18:00+01:00By AMS

In this livestream, learn how OEM start-ups can short time to market in manufacturing and re-engineer body structures, featuring the head of manufacturing at Volta Trucks and ArcelorMittal.

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database 2022

2022-07-26T23:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.


Oliver Blume to replace Diess as CEO of Volkswagen Group

2022-07-25T13:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Porsche CEO and former production chief Oliver Blume will take over from Herbert Diess as VW Group CEO from September.

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How Ford will track production planning and suppliers like Uber rides

2022-06-24T14:47:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

 Ford is deploying digital twins and data analytics at factores in Asia, Africa and South America to bring real-time visibility to production planning and supply chains.

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Watch: How EV powertrains will reshape automotive production

2022-06-22T15:33:00+01:00By AMS

Learn how lithium batteries are transforming manufacturing, supply and energy needs with Lars Carlstrom from Italvolt and battery production data from AMS.

Steel coil, Tata Port Talbot

After tailpipes, auto industry ponders CO2 purge from its materials

2022-05-27T12:57:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Volvo, Polestar and SSAB ponder how to wring out CO2 from materials now that the internal combustion engine’s fate is virtually sealed.