JLR’s manufacturing sustainability transformation lead, Garrett Bell, shares some insights in how the business is reducing its carbon footprint across its operations
The automotive industry’s shift towards sustainability transcends mere vehicle innovation, with a large part of the global carbon equation relying on renewable energy architectures in manufacturing processes.
The prototype of LEVC’s first fully electric model based on its new Space Oriented Architecture (SOA) has rolled off the assembly line in Yiwu, China
Facing pressing cost reductions, Nissan considers relocating its flagship Rogue’s production from the US to Japan. With a stark 20% cost disparity favoring Japan, the automaker’s push for significant supplier discounts underscores a serious ultimatum forced by the OEMs attempt at securing a competitive edge in the automotive production
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed a marked trend of prodcution resilience in the UK, with the sector witnessing a substantial 16.8% rise in car production. This led to an output of 1.25 million vehicles; the industry’s strongest performance since 2019. With markets shifting and competition growing overseas, UK productions and exports are witnessing sings of confidence and resilience.
Farasis has appointed Marcel Brömlage to lead its European division and support the growth of its Siro joint venture gigafactory in Turkey, where it expects to produce battery cells by 2026.
The new plant will produce lighting, HMI systems and electronics for leading automotive manufacturers in the Indian market.
Ian Henry of AutoAnalysis looks at how BYD could become a major player in Europe within the next few years
Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) has launched its parent company - Tata’s, first ever own-brand vehicle to mark the inauguration and opening of TPEM’s new vehicle production facility in Sanand, Gujarat, with clear indication of growth in the region.
Maruti Suzuki, Subsidiary of Japanese parent OEM Suzuki and leading carmaker in India, is set to build its second automotive manufacturing plant in Gujarat, investing $4.2 billion to increase production capacity by 167%. The company also plans to roll out its first electric vehicle from the same plant by the end of 2024, and is gearing up to meet rising regional and inter-regional demand for both ICEs and EVs.
Vinfast, Vietnam’s EV leader, invests $2 billion in Tamil Nadu, India, aiming to make it a premier EV hub. Plans include European expansion and presence in 50 global markets by 2024.
Henkel, a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has opened its revolutionary Battery Engineering Center within its Inspiration Center in Duesseldorf. Experts at Henkel explain the benefits of the new battery hub, and how it solidifies Henkel’s role as a premier design and innovation partner for OEMs in the automotive industry.
As Renault and VW move towards major and comprehensive cost-cutting projects, with the squeeze of uncertainties and inefficiencies, is this liable to spread?
In 2023, the automotive industry underwent a transformative journey, adapting to trends such as sustainable materials, electric vehicle dominance and digitalisation. But what clues does 2023 provide about the vehicle manufacturing landscape in 2024?
The transition to electric vehicles has increased pressure on speeding product development and starting production operations
Hyundai’s new plant will support its growth in electric vehicle production and will use an innovative manufacturing platform.
With production set to commence in the second half of 2025, the Polestar 4 will aim to make its mark in the North American and domestic South Korean markets.
Volvo Cars has announced it will begin production of the new EX30 model at its Ghent facility in Belgium beginning 2025, in response to robust demand. This expansion of manufacturing capabilities will cater to the growing interest in the compact SUV.
In a landmark collaboration, Fanuc, the global leader in industrial robotics, and Volvo Cars are to reshape auto manufacturing with sustainability at the forefront
From explosions to system failures, Toyota Japan’s production standstills highlight the need for diverse supplier networks, robust safety measures and resilience