Volkswagen Group in China has announced that it will be closing a plant in the city of Tianjin, as well as a component factory, following resurgent Covid-19 cases in the coastal city.
StoreDot’s Series D funding round will be up to $80m and the capital will be used for completion of R&D and mass production scale-up of silicon dominant extreme fast charging (XFC) battery cells by 2024
Chief digital officer René Deist tells the AMS Evolution Summit how the global tier one supplier is using the cloud to transform manufacturing and better leverage data analytics and artificial intelligence
Vehicle manufacturers are facing ongoing disruption in the supply chain, but at the same time must manage a paradigm shift in manufacturing and business models. AFS’s Joe McCabe shares the latest vehicle production forecasts
With diverging regulations, infrastructure, market trends and manufacturing bases, the path to EV and battery production will vary across regions, adding more variation for OEMs and suppliers. Ultima Media analyst Daniel Harrison shares the latest data on powertrain and battery forecasts
Sustainability leaders from Audi and Lear explain how the companies are working across the value chain to decarbonise manufacturing
Manufacturing experts share their vision for current and future automotive production technology, including leaders from Ford, Cognex, Symbio Robotics and Jay Global Techno Alliance
The country has been hit hard by the pandemic and disruption, but automotive manufacturing is roaring again and leaders from Mahindra, Switch Mobility and the Indian automotive supplier association, ACMA, explain what the industry needs to do to stay competitive
At the end of the event, it’s clear that automotive manufacturing will see both incremental and radical change, and that the industry will need to work together to adapt
ZF Group’s CDO, René Deist, told the Automotive Manufacturing Evolution Summit how its industrial cloud integration strategy would enhance the use of AI and capacity planning across the tier one supplier’s 200 plants.
Daimler has invested 1.1 billion RMB to strengthen its R&D footprint and technological capabilities in China. Operations at the new centre will focus on major technological trends and tailored innovations with the aim to drive local product development
Hyundai Mobis will invest a total of USD $1.1 billion (KRW 1.3 trillion) to build two new fuel cell plants in Korea to accelerate the hydrogen economy and to secure broader global market dominance
A battery system production factory in Hefei, Anhui province is being built by Volkswagen Group, the first battery system plant to be wholly owned by the German carmaker in China.
Lithium-ion battery provider Farasis Energy has confirmed that it will add 24 gigawatt hour (GWh) per year production capacity to manufacture electric vehicle battery cells, modules and packs in China.
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.
Battery maker CATL has announced a strategic partnership with German chemicals firm BASF in battery materials solutions that will support recycling of batteries, and CATL’s plans for the production of battery cells in Europe.
Amid the company’s overarching new manufacturing strategy, Faraday Future is also making sweeping hiring announcements to oversee its push to expand production of its flagship FF 91 model.
The luxury carmaker is planning its only current assembly plant outside Europe with new production planned in Malaysia and an R&D centre in Shanghai.
As part of the company’s broader plans to develop global reach, Volvo has acquired JMC Heavy Duty Vehicle to produce and sell more heavy-duty trucks in China.
Nissan Motor will reportedly build a lithium-ion battery plant in Japan to support EV production as part of a joint investment project with battery manufacturer Envision AESC.