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ASEAN: Chinese OEMs increase investment through EV production


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is now seeing increasing investment in electric vehicle production with Chinese OEMs leading the way.

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Mahindra to pioneer ABB’s Inkjet paint tech in Indian EVs


Mahindra & Mahindra will use ABB Robotics’ PixelPaint for customised EV finishes, enhancing quality and efficiency while reducing waste.

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Korea: the switch to EV production accelerates


Korean vehicle makers invest in flexible production and add more EVs. Foreign OEMs continue to invest in production for export.

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BeyonCa chooses Hong Kong for new EV assembly plant


BeyonCa, backed by Renault, charts Hong Kong’s automotive future with plans for its first EV brand and assembly plant.

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HORSE Powertrain welcomes Aramco as strategic investor


HORSE Powertrain Limited secures Aramco’s 10% equity investment to advance low-emission technologies.

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The future may be all electric, but not just yet


With demand for battery electric vehicles lower than expected, OEMs are boosting hybrid output and extending ICE production.

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JLR and Chery announce strategic Freelander EV collaboration for China


JLR and Chery sign a “transformative” agreement to revive the Freelander brand for EVs in China, signalling a new chapter in innovation and cooperation

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Europe’s tariffs on Chinese EV imports stresses importance of local production


The additional tariffs follow fears that Chinese manufacturers are “dumping” cheap EVs on already struggling markets.

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VinFast weighs delaying $4bn US assembly plant opting for SE Asia expansion


VinFast eyes further delays for its $4B North Carolina plant as it expands into Southeast Asia with new dealerships and strategic growth

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US government sues Hyundai, suppliers in Alabama over alleged child labour


The US Department of Labour has sued Hyundai and its Alabama partners over alleged child labour violations. If the allegations are proved, the urgent need for robust supply chain oversight and ethical practices in the automotive sector become mainstream

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Vitesco Technologies supplies electric drive system for Honda plug-in fuel cell vehicle


Vitesco’s EMR3 axle drive will be integrated into the Honda CR-V e:FCEV and will be the first time this system has been used for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.


Nissan to transition to low-CO2 emission aluminium by 2030


Through sourcing and using low CO2 emission aluminium, Nissan aims to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.


Weak demand dims electric future


Consumer resistance and trade disputes mean the future may not be so electric after all as vehicle makers express caution on zero emission vehicle targets.


“Volatility is increasing every year”: ZF’s Arno Güllering


Arno Güllering, venior CP of operations at ZF’s Electrified Powertrain Technology division, shares regional trends in embracing digitalisation.

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Ford Otosan and how automation is driving production of the Transit


Ford Otosan’s Kocalei site is one of the most advanced production facilities in the world, producing the highest number of derivatives with the widest range of powertrains. Complexity 

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Watch on demand: Sustainable Steel Automotive Manufacturing Survey 2024 Webinar


Discover the latest insights from a cutting-edge discussion featuring AMS and SSAB on the key challenges faced by automotive OEMs, tier suppliers and other stakeholders in transitioning to sustainable steel.


VW focuses on Chinese market boosting cost competitiveness and local partnerships


VW seeks to strengthen its position in the Chinese automotive market through achieving cost reductions in production and boosting local partnerships

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Sustainable Steel Automotive Manufacturing Survey 2024 results


Download our latest global survey report to gain cutting-edge insights into key manufacturing challenges faced by automotive OEMs, tier suppliers, and other stakeholders within the automotive supply chain in transitioning to sustainable steel, as well as the opportunities this could bring to the automotive industry and wider supply chain. 


Volvo’s Taizhou plant achieves climate neutrality with biogas shift

2024-04-18T14:00:00+01:00By and Anushka Dixit

Volvo Cars is making significant strides towards environmental sustainability. Their Taizhou manufacturing plant in China has become the company’s first climate-neutral plant in China after switching to biogas. This transition is expected to result in a reduction of more than 7,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

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Reshaping the future: Developments in automotive production engineering


A picture of the fast-paced world of automotive production engineering as it navigates the transition to electric vehicles and digitalisation